Now that we know Gossip Girl’s return for a sixth season is imminent *update!*FOR CERTAIN – new rumors are swirling ‘round the ‘nets, indicating the final season could look a little different than what we’ve grown accustomed to.

Thankfully, executive producer Joshua Safran has quickly shot down the worst of the rumors — that star Ed Westwick (Chuck) would not be returning! — but he’s also managed to stir the pot a bit by introducing a whole new tease about how things might play out.

Josh told Entertainment Weekly of the season, “Everyone’s under contract, and as far as I can say, yes, everyone will be back. How they will be back may be a little bit up for debate, but they will be back.”

Whaaat?

Does Josh just mean that they don’t have the storylines perfectly worked out yet, so anything could happen? Or is it the less salacious option that some actors will return in a reduced capacity because of other obligations?

With all the major players contracted through a sixth season, we’re likely to be happy with whatever he comes up with. After all, Josh has already teased that Season 5 wasn’t written as a final season — so maybe the Chuck and Blair love story will finally get a happy ending.

Source: Entertainment Weekly