You know you love Gossip Girl but the ratings have not loved the formerly buzzy Upper East Side drama. This is no shock, despite getting tons of ink and holding down hot starlets, Gossip Girl has never been a ratings bonanza. Perhaps this is because the show operated on the modest CW network or perhaps it's because its younger-skewing audience was watching in different ways. This season, however, tested even the low bar set for the scandalous show. Maybe it was the storylines (Dan and Blair? Really?) or maybe it was the age of the show, but this season's ratings were not exactly gossip worthy. With one season left on the contracts of all the major cast members, however, The CW decided to give the show a final season of 10 or 11 episodes to bid farewell to the Upper East Side.