Gossip Girl is a satirical American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series is created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, which premiered on The CW on September 19, 2007. On February 24, 2009 The CW renewed the show for a third season. Narrated by the omniscient yet unseen blogger “Gossip Girl”, the series revolves around the lives of privileged teenagers attending an elite private school in New York City’s Upper East Side. The series began with the mysterious arrival of bad girl turned good Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), who attempts to start a new page in her life with her friends and family, starting a relationship with Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), an outsider who becomes a part of the turbulent Manhattan scene. Gossip Girl also features Serena’s best friend and ally Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), a beautiful Queen Bee of Manhattan’s social scene. As of the third season, students who graduated from high school navigate their way through the real world or university.