TV Roundup: Gossip Girl Spinoff?
• Will Jenny Humphrey be the queen bee — at a new school? That’s totally possible if the rumor going around the Upper East Side is true. Jenny, played on Gossip Girl by Taylor Momsen, may be heading to boarding school in a new spin-off, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The idea isn’t totally out of left field, since it’s based on The It Girl novels by Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar. Update: Sorry Little J, Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Schwartz says the rumors aren’t true. We’ll be sure to let you know when they are. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
• Family night is back! ABC is resuming The Wonderful World of Disney movie blocks that many parents grew up on. Set to air beginning June 14, the network promises family-friendly fare like Monsters, Inc., The Princess Diaries 2, and the much-anticipated Camp Rock starring the Jonas Brothers, who will host that week’s broadcast. Don’t scream just yet. Each week a different star like Miley Cyrus will host. Maybe you’ve heard of her?
• Seth Green will make a guest appearance on My Name is Earl, playing a former Make-a-Wish kid whose dream was ruined by Earl. “I’m kind of surprised I haven’t done this show already,” Green said. “I’ve known 90 percent of the involved for a really long time.” Looks like someone’s wish was finally granted.
• Arsenio Hall has been tapped to host Funniest Moments, a new series on MyNetworkTV. The show promises to deliver the week’s “most outrageous moments caught on tape.” What, Bob Saget wasn’t available? Jennifer Mitchell/SPLASH NEWS ONLINE