Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2007
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
The CW TV Network
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Gossip Girl

Based on the popular book series of the same name, this drama gives viewers a peek into the world of privileged teenagers in an elite private school in New York City. The story is written by The O.C.'s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and directed by Mark Piznarski who has worked on series like Everwood and Veronica Mars.

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Lily van der Woodsen

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Kelly RutherfordKelly Rutherford
Kelly Deane Melissa Rutherford (born November 6, 1968) is an American actress known for her roles of ...

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The multiple-divorced, ex-ballerina, and socialite mother of Serena and Eric van der Woodsen, Lillian has a colored history as a former groupie of Dan and Jenny's father, Rufus, that she would rather not acknowledge. Her previous marriage before Rufus Humphrey was to Bart Bass. Despite her constant concern for appearances and status in high society, it can be assumed that she lived as indulgently as Serena during her wild child years. Her similarity to Serena can especially be seen when she cries and is unable to make any decisions, both of which are behaviors commonly seen in Serena. It is revealed she was also institutionalized at 19 much like her son Eric. It was later revealed that it was not because of a suicide attempt, but because she was pregnant with Rufus's child. Rufus and Lily returned to New York, and became a couple. The character is portrayed by Brittany Snow in flashback sequences. In the last episode of the second season, Lily and Rufus became engaged and married in the fifth episode of the third season.



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01x08 - Seventeen Candles
Season 1, Episode 08
04x07 - War at the Roses
Season 4, Episode 07
04x17 - Empire Of The Son
Season 4, Episode 17
01x01 - Pilot
Season 1, Episode 01
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