CW spreads 'Gossip' to second season

By James Hibberd
March 4, 2008

The CW has picked up "Gossip Girl" for a second season -- but not "Reaper."

Following ABC's early series renewals announcement last week, the CW declared Monday that it is picking up "Gossip," the eighth run of "Smallville," the fourth season of "Supernatural," the sixth season of "One Tree Hill," a fourth round of "Everybody Hates Chris" and -- for cycles 11 and 12 -- "America's Next Top Model."

Notably absent from the list: critically acclaimed freshman series "Aliens in America" and "Reaper," along with comedy "The Game." The CW declined comment on the fate of the series.

The only CW scripted show considered firmly canceled this season is "Life Is Wild."