Air Date: September 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM PDT
Filmed entirely in New York and based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, Gossip Girl
revolves around privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side and an anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl, who provides them with the latest rumors about their highly exclusive inner circle. In the series premiere, Gossip Girl is busy spreading the news that "It" girl Serena van der Woodsen has returned to Manhattan after a mysterious and self-imposed exile to boarding school. Serena's best friend, Blair Waldorf, has conflicted feelings about her friend's return, since she has enjoyed being the Queen Bee during Serena's absence and might not be ready to relinquish her new position. She also suspects that there may be unspoken feelings between Serena and her longtime boyfriend, Nate Archibald. In the meantime, Brooklynite Dan Humphrey cultivates a crush on Serena, whose mother, Lily, used to date Dan's father, Rufus. Dan's innocent younger sister, Jenny, excitedly attends the Kiss on the Lips party and encounters notorious Lothario, Chuck Bass. Finally, Serena's younger brother, Eric, recovers from a recent suicide attempt.