Gossip Girl renewed for a third season; we say, "meh."

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Timothy White / The CW (C) 2007 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Daily Intel reports that Gossip Girl will, in fact, be returning for a third season on the CW next year. Um. Yay. As my faithful coblogger Josh and I have previously discussed, the idea of GG continuing beyond high school is kind of...well...lame. Do we really need to see what happens to these kids after high school? Doesn't anyone remember Saved by the Bell: The College Years?!? The other problem: once you remove the show from New York City (and they would have to—Blair Waldorf would never settle for the New School or NYU), it loses its essence. Part of the fun of watching—aside from, y'know, the catfights and the bitchery—is seeing landmarks and not-quite-so-famous spots on the show (lunch on the steps of the Met!). Do I really care about leafy Ivy League campuses, or wherever Chuck would end up? Not so much. Can't they just give Dorota a spin-off, already?

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