It's official: Brittany Snow to headline 'Gossip Girl' spin-off

You know what they say about great minds…

A week after I floated the idea of Brittany Snow playing a young Lily in The CW’s forthcoming Gossip Girl spin-off, the former American Dreams ingénue has emerged as the front-runner for the role! This Just in: Her deal has closed! It’s official!

It’s Emily VanCamp all over again!

The GG offshoot will be set in Los Angeles and chronicle the teen years of Kelly Rutherford’s alter ego.

Snow joins a cast that includes Krysten Ritter (as Lily’s older sis) and Jericho‘s Shilo Fernandez (as brooding valley punk).

The backdoor pilot will air May 11 as part of a regular Gossip Girl episode. The show is considered a lock to land on The CW’s fall schedule.

In conclusion, I have this message for Snow’s agent: At least half of that 10 percent commission is mine, mine, mine! (But I’ll settle for a third.)

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  • Tiana

    I literally shouted “YES!” when I read this headline.
    Can’t wait. Although it will be hard to watch knowing that whatever happens, we know how she grows up.

  • Austin

    Brilliant casting. I really hope she signs a contract on this.

  • JS

    I’m not sure I can see her pulling off haughty Lily that well, she seems too girl next door. I still think they should have looked into Sarah Roemer or Amber Heard…

  • Kristina

    This is great news! I have missed Brittany Snow since American Dreams ended. And I never imagined it, but how hot does she look as a brunette?!? Our little Meg is all grown up. *sniff* :)

  • Kristina

    @JS – Did you catch her as Ariel on Nip/Tuck? She has a broader acting range than you may realize.

  • Melissa

    Thanks Michael! I love her. I miss American Dreams. And I have a feeling this casting news might bring up those lingering questions about the American Dreams finale….

  • Mister F

    Wow, I can’t believe the prediction actually came into fruition!

  • alex

    I can’t help but facedesk every time I hear about this show

  • TV Gord

    Wow, that picture! Does she ever look different with dark hair!
    I think she’s a wonderful actress and she adds credibility to this spinoff! At least she’s graduated from the 60s to the 80s! ;-)
    Hopefully her series will be so wildly popular that everything post-season-one of American Dreams will be released on DVD! I still consider its cancellation among the top five mistakes NBC has ever made!

  • TV Gord

    Alex, now that Snow’s on board (snowboard?), give it a shot. If you need some friends to help you through it, we’ll all sign up with Facedesk and become your Facedesk friends! :-D

  • LoseyourGuttheAcaiwayRachaelRay

    I miss american dreams so much, Brittany Snow is such a wonderful actress with good morals. Gossip girls is trite.

  • MumsserectdietVenza

    Ausiello welds power like a Hapsburg Monarch!

  • cyndie

    It should be Shiloh not “Shilo”.
    This sounds like it’s going to be better than I anticipated..!

  • lena

    This actually upsets me. I think Brittany Snow is better than this kind of teen soap show. I loved her in American Dreams, and while this new show may increase her popularity, it’s too soapy and I’d rather see her in something else. (hint: NBC, please bring back American Dreams!)

  • jenn

    LOVE her! I’m excited that she has a high-profile role to potentially bring her more success. And I want AD seasons 2 and 3 released on dvd, too, but you guys know you can watch them online, right?

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