Chace Crawford & Ed Westwick's ABC Shows Are Sort Of Like The 'Gossip Girl' Reunion We All Desperately Want — VIDEOS
It's upfront season, and for TV obsessives like myself, that means obsessively checking for news about the upcoming fall television season. It's always heart-wrenching to hear that your favorite shows have been canceled; I, for one, was devastated when I leaned that Fox had canceled The Mindy Project. However, a series cancellation means that there is room in the network's schedules for a new series that we can fall in love with — and, perhaps in ABC's case, it'll be one of these. ABC just released its 2015-2016 television line-up, and though all of the shows we love remain in their regular time slots, some new shows stood out to me: Particularly, the two shows featuring Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald themselves, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford. That's right — our favorite Upper East Side prep school hotties have both landed themselves some new gigs, and they're once again back on the same network. (Just you know, not on the same show).
The last time we saw Chace Crawford on our television screens, he was portraying golden god Nate Archibald in our favorite guilty pleasure Gossip Girl. Crawford's new role on Oil will take him away from the glitz and glamor of the Upper East Side, and into the flatlands of North Dakota. Crawford will play Billy, a working class newlywed who hopes to strike it big with his wife Cody (Rebecca Rittenhouse), during the biggest oil discovery in American History. The show will take the spot of the now-cancelled Revenge, on Sundays at 9 PM. Watch the trailer below:
While it seems like Chace may be running into some trouble as Billy, it looks like Ed Westwick never truly left behind Chuck's bad boy ways: But this time, instead of just cheating on his girlfriend bad, he's gone, like, American Psycho bad.
Westwick will star in Wicked City, an '80s-era crime thriller full of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and really gruesome murder (like, it appears that there may even be some necrophilia involved, which...ew.) During the series finale of Gossip Girl, we saw Chuck Bass cease all his bad boy ways and immerse himself in the role of husband and father. Westwick's new role as Kent, however, will make Chuck look harmless, though: From the looks of it, Kent will rival American Psycho's Patrick Bateman's sadistic nature. With all of the murders that occurred in Los Angeles during the '80s the police are going to have their work cut out for them. Wicked City doesn't currently have a time slot for the fall, which means it will probably premiere mid-season. Catch the terrifying trailer below:
In Gossip Girl, Chuck and Nate put aside their rivalries for the sake of their friendship. However, it will be interesting to see if Crawford or Westwick will reign king at ABC.