SignOnSanDiego.com Winners and losers as writers strike rolls on article suggested that the series may benefit from the writers' strike, and now it is Variety.com article, Can CW spread 'Gossip Girl' mojo?. "a strike could give auds an incentive to check out repeats of the weblet’s dramas and comedies. After all, it’s not a rerun if you never watched the show in the first place." Source.
As was already announced, negotiations between studios and networks and the writers will resume on November 26. Source: Variety.com.