Despite the popularity of "", the spin-off is unable to penetrate The CW's seal of approval. During the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, the network's president Dawn Ostroff explained that the new show is not exactly axed but "not right now. It doesn't look like it's likely." The show, which is starring as young Lily van der Woodsen, had been excluded from the Fall 2009 list.
Ostroff was more firm in determining the fate of "The Body Politic", a drama starring and among others. "It's dead," she said. "I've never been in a situation where literally every pilot we shot this year could have made it on the schedule. We had a really difficult time deciding what was going to fit on the network. ...As much as we all loved Body Politic, we just didn't go with it. And I think the show hasn't been seen really by anybody because it was just a pilot, but the actors, the producers, the writers - they did a really good job."