Gossip Girl’s Valley Girls Photo Preview and meet Rufus/Lily’s spawn

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Here are some official pictures from the upcoming Gossip Girl 80s flashback episode, Valley Girls which is serving as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff. While some reports suggested earlier this week that the project was dead…there are fortunately some new reports saying otherwise.

Britanny Snow (ex-Susan/Daisy, Guiding Light) appears as a young Lily Rhodes (Serena’s mom) while Cynthia Watros (ex-Annie, Guiding Light; ex-Libby, Lost) and Andrew McCarthy (ex-Joe, Lipstick Jungle; “St. Elmo’s Fire”, “Pretty in Pink” et al.) star as her parents. Krysten Ritter (ex-Lucy; Gilmore Girls; ex-Gia, Veronica Mars) stars as Lily’s older sister Carol. How cool would it be if they got Lauren Graham to appear as “present” Carol?

Also featured in this flashback episode are Ryan Hansen (Kyle, Party Down; ex-Dick, Veronica Mars), Luke Grimes (that manorexic Ryan Lafferty on Brothers & Sisters) lookalike Shiloh Fernandez and Matt Barr (Sully, Harper’s Island; ex-Psycho Derek, One Tree Hill) as Keith Van Der Woodsen — Serena and Eric’s dad!

No Doubt will also appear as “Snowed Out” and cover Adam and the Ants‘ ‘Stand and Deliver’.

There will also be some non-flashback story in this episode that will focus on the prom and Serena getting out of jail.

The episode airs this Sunday, May 10th at 8pm on ‘A’ and Monday, May 11th at 8pm on The CW.

Those who follow the blog on Twitter already know that Chris Riggi has been cast as Rufus and Lily’s not-so-dead kid. He’ll pop up on next week’s season finale.

And Chris Riggi as the son that could finally make Rufus proud…instead of the whiny Dan:

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