RetroEnt here! Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s ‘elite’ – because Gossip Girl is one of the best TV shows out there (and you know you love it, xoxo) Yep, Gossip Girl is the kind of TV show that you can watch over and over again, and embrace your inner Upper-East-Sider. We all want to party with Serena, shmooze with Blair, walk the runway with Jenny, write a novel with Dan, play Lacrosse with Nate, and…well, we’ll happily do whatever the heck Chuck Bass wants to do *swoon* But if you’ve watched the show for ten hours straight (it’s totally doable), you might want to check out these other TV shows like Gossip Girl…
TV Shows Like Gossip Girl
With their scandals, secrets, drama and class, Gossip Girl is the ultimate teen drama that follows the lives of the ‘it’ girls and boys of the Upper East Side. Yet, with Gossip Girl following their every move, no secret is safe. If you’re up for unlooking even more high school secrets, you’ll love these TV shows similar to Gossip Girl.
90210 (2008 – 2013)
If you love Gossip Girl, you’ll love 90210. A modernized adaptation of the Beverly Hills, 90210 original series, this TV show follows the lives, lows and losses of the students of the exclusive Beverly Hills High School. As newbies in the world of the elite, the Wilson siblings find themselves thrust into a world of scandals, secrets, money, friendships, frenemies, and a whole lot of lovin’. It sure is a good’un.
Pretty Little Liars (2010 – 2017)
Forget Gossip Girl, there’s an even bigger question on our lips…who is A? While Gossip Girl deals in the trivial (but incredible) everyday lives of the rich and the elite, Pretty Little Liars goes one step further and adds a little mystery into the mix. After the disappearance of one of their members of their clique, a group of four high schoolers find themselves in the midst of a secret scandals that threatens their very livelihood. Yuh huh, if you love Gossip Girl, you’ll love Pretty Little Liars.
Melrose Place (1992 – 1999)
If you’re looking for something a little more retro (we are RetroEnt, after all), you should definitely check out Melrose Place. This American soap opera debuted in the early ‘90s and followed a group of ladies and gents as they go about their lives in an apartment complex in Hollywood. With their hopes and dreams in place, the Melrose Place gang attempt to make it big in the adult world. But will they be able to do so without drama following them? Well, you’ll have to find out.
The O.C (2003 – 2007)
You might not have seen The O.C, but you would definitely have heard the theme tune (Califoniaaaaaaaa!) This teen drama TV series follows the life of Ryan Atwood, a troubled youngster who finds himself thrust into a new adoptive family in the prestigious Orange County, California. As an outsider, he tries to find his place in this new world, but is soon overcome with more and more drama that we absolutely LOVE.
One Tree Hill (2003 – 2012)
If you’re looking for another TV show similar to Gossip Girl, look no further than One Tree Hill. This early ‘00s drama series takes place in the town of One Tree Hill in California, and follows the lives of Nathan Scott and Lucas Scott (mmmm, Chad Michael Murray) as they compete against each other to be the big dog on their high school basketball team. However, basketball is just the start. There is also a heck load of drama. You might need to pop some popcorn for this one.
Let’s be honest, you really can’t beat Gossip Girl. After all, it all happens on the Upper East Side. Nevertheless, there are some pretty epic alternatives you can sink your teeth into after a long, hard day of shopping, gossiping, studying and schmoozing. Yep, these TV shows like Gossip Girl will do wonders for your inner Upper-East-Sider.