It was announced later that Taylor Momsen, who played Jenny Humphrey since the pilot, and Jessica Szohr, who joined the series as Vanessa Abrams in season one, would not be returning for the fifth season as regulars.
Kaylee De Fer was upgraded to a series regular status in her roles as Serena's cousin, Charlie Rhodes, and aspiring actress/con artist Ivy Dickens.
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It was renewed for a fourth season on February 16, 2010.
With the confirmation of the 2011–12 schedule, The CW television network announced that Gossip Girl would be returning to Mondays at pm as a lead-in to Hart of Dixie. Chuck and Nate arrive in Los Angeles to visit Serena where Nate gets involved with a shady older woman (guest star Elizabeth Hurley) and Chuck has a meeting of minds with actress/stuntwoman Zoë Bell (playing herself) as he struggles to get over Blair.
Serena and Blair enjoy their summer vacation in Paris trying to take their minds off of home.
Blair scores a date with a man she suspects is a member of a royal family.
Two main characters from Season 1 were downgraded to recurring characters, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams.
Eric van der Woodsen also departs the show at the end of the season.