Back in April, The CW network said it would no longer stream new episodes of its most successful show, Gossip Girl, on its site. The TV network is now reversing that decision and will begin showing first-run Gossip Girl streams online when the new season starts on September 1, TVWeek reported. At the time, The CW was concerned that viewers weren't watching the show on TV and so, hoping to bump up ratings, it pulled new shows of the web as last season was winding down. In the meantime, it turned out that ratings did not get a boost. Instead, the show's fans were outraged, despite the fact that they could have bought original episodes on iTuneswhich will still be available in the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) download store even when they return to streaming on CWTV.com.
By David Kaplan