The Gossip Girl Team Hire Their Lucky Charm to Direct Their New Pilot, Georgetown


Earlier this week, ABC gave a thumbs-up to Georgetown, ordering a pilot for the Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage–produced hour about sexy young folks working behind the scenes in Washington, D.C. We immediately wondered if the show, penned by Remember Me writer Will Fetters, would be a sort of Gossip Girl on the Potomac. The answer: Maybe! Vulture has learned exclusively that the pilot for Georgetown will be directed by Mark Piznarski, who's sort of Schwartz and Savage's go-to guy for Very Important Projects. He directed the pilot for GG, as well as that eighties-set episode for the GG spinoff that never was and last fall's Paris-based season premiere. Piznarski also directed the pilots for the awesome Veronica Mars (+20) and Everwood (+10) and, back when he was a young pup, four episodes of My So-Called Life (+infinity.) Meanwhile, it's been a good week for Schwartz and Savage's fledgling Fake Empire production banner: In addition to Georgetown, the duo this week also snagged a green light for the CW drama pilot Hart of Dixie.