How old school of The CW! The network announced today that fans will have to turn on their TVs if they want to watch the season’s final five episodes of Gossip Girl. The freshman drama, which returns to the schedule on April 21, will not be available for streaming via the network website (though the episodes will be up for sale via iTunes).
"Gossip Girl is an extremely important show for The CW and we feel it can be a signature breakout for its return," says Paul McGuire, a CW spokesman. "This is an experiment for us."
In addition to its regular Mondays at 8 p.m. time slot, Gossip Girl repeats will continue to air on Sundays at 6 p.m. The net says it will also bolster its online Gossip Girl content over the next month by streaming interviews with Gossip executive producer Josh Schwartz and scenes from future story arcs. The first 12 episodes of drama are still available for streaming on CWTV.com.