'Gossip Girl' Season 6: CW Could Order Shortened Final Season

Is The End Of 'Gossip Girl' Near?

"Gossip Girl" is close to getting one more year on The CW, according to TheWrap. The book series-turned-TV drama about "the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite" has been on The CW's schedule since 2007.

A source told TheWrap the show will likely get a shortened sixth and final season a la "One Tree Hill." "Gossip Girl" executive producer Stephanie Savage told Zap2It that the show was not preparing for Season 5 to be the last. "We're not writing a series finale this year," Savage said.

"Gossip Girl" recently celebrated 100 episodes, a feat especially given the show's declining ratings. "100 episodes is such an achievement -- I almost can't believe we got here," series star Ed Westwick told TheInsider.com. The show's ratings peaked during Season 2 with close to 3.5 million viewers. Its most recent episode brought in 1.1 million viewers.

The CW may be keen on a shortened final season, but the cast seems ready to call it quits. During Season 4 of the series, Penn Badgley told the New York Post he was bored with the show. "It is what it is," Badgley said. "It's the fourth season. It's become routine."

Almost all of "Gossip Girl's" young stars have been making moves on the big screen. Blake Lively recently starred in "Green Lantern" opposite Ryan Reynolds and Leighton Meester starred in "The Roommate" and "Monte Carlo." In 2010, Meester told E! Online she was leaving the show in two years. Why two years? "Because we're under contract," she told E! Online.

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