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The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, 2007 to December 17, 2012.
Narrated by the omniscient blogger "Gossip Girl", voiced by Kristen Bell, the series revolves around the fictional lives of upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The second season premiered at the Hamptons and began filming in mid-June.
The season premiere opening montage showed a scene at Cooper's Beach that was instead filmed in Rockaway Beach followed by an elaborate white party.
She told it had been proposed to shoot in a Los Angeles studio that would recreate Central Park but they eventually filmed the series in New York.
Savage explained their choice to film there: "There's no New York City on TV, or there wasn't when we started making the pilot, except what you could see in the background behind the dead bodies on cop shows.
The show has received numerous award nominations, winning 18 Teen Choice Awards. Following the success of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls co-producer, John Stephens was approached by Schwartz and Savage, having previously worked with him on The O. Joshua Safran, who started as a writer/consulting producer before becoming co-executive producer, was later added as an executive producer.As of October 2006, Schwartz was working on the pilot. I read it, and I knew I was sort of old to play any of the kids.I called Dawn Ostroff -- who was the head of The CW at the time -- and said, 'Hey, I did so much narration on Veronica Mars, can I narrate this show?Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), Serena's mother and heiress, and Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle), former 90's band 'Lincoln Hawk' frontman and independent art gallery owner in Manhattan. Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) is Blair's primary housekeeper since her youth.Bart Bass (Chuck's father) is a rude and wealthy business man on the upper east side.
And she said, 'Hey, that's a very good idea.' They knew I had a younger voice, they liked me and they knew I'd show up for work, and I guess that was all I really needed.