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Summer vacation is filled with sunshine and the faint aroma of spray tan, but it's a dark time for us CW addicts. Life is pretty much meaningless without Gossip Girl, and it's been far too long since we last checked in on Chair, Dair, and the rest of the gang.

Luckily, The CW is finally giving the people what they want! Gossip Girl returns with a vengeance on Monday, October 8,2012 at 9:00PM. The episode, called "Gone Maybe Gone," is written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and is directed by Mark Piznarski (the man behind Gossip Girl's pilot).

Sigh, time to start prep for our annual premiere party! This year, we're thinking we'll adopt a bunch of stray dogs in honor of Chuck and his pal with paws.