Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, and Chace Crawford by KC Bailey/The CW Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, and Chace Crawford by KC Bailey/The CW

... CW's guilty and pleasurable Gossip Girl!

A network spokesperson confirms that the increasingly addictive Josh Schwartz confection has been greenlit for a full, 22-episode season.

Although its ratings have been only so-so, GG has seen substantial gains once DVR usage is factored in. And buoyed by strong word-of-mouth, the show's two most recent episodes rank among the top 5 downloaded shows on iTunes. Oh, look - a quote from CW head Dawn Ostroff!

"People everywhere are talking about Gossip Girl and we believe this show will continue to build audience as it builds buzz. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have created an incredibly heightened-reality world that viewers are locking into while advertisers, affiliates and press have also embraced the show. The series has earned its early pick-up and we look forward to a long run on The CW."

Are you as enthused about GG's pickup as Ostroff? Well, see that pretty white box down there? Use it!