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The privileged prep school teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side first learn that Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives -- from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra- secretive Gossip Girl. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester, "Entourage"), is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile to boarding school and returned to Manhattan. Once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, Serena's reasons for returning are mysterious, although they may have something to do with her younger brother Eric (Connor Paolo, "Alexander"). Whatever the reasons, the change in Serena is obvious, especially to Blair, whose friendship with Serena has always been competitive and difficult.

Cast

Blake Lively
as Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester
as Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley
as Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford
as Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen
as Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick
as Chuck Bass
Kelly Rutherford
as Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle
as Rufus Humphrey
Sam Robards
as Howie `The Captain' Archibald, Howie `The Chief' Archibald
Florencia Lozano
as Eleanor Waldorf
Connor Paolo
as Eric van der Woodsen
Nicole Fiscella
as Isabel Coates
Nan Zhang
as Kati Farkas
Lindsey Broad
as Girl Who Takes Photo
Robert Stoeckle
as High Society Man
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