Michael Ausiello
February 26, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

You know what they say about great minds…

A week after I floated the idea of Brittany Snow playing a young Lily in The CW’s forthcoming Gossip Girl spin-off, the former American Dreams ingénue has emerged as the front-runner for the role! This Just in: Her deal has closed! It’s official!

It’s Emily VanCamp all over again!

The GG offshoot will be set in Los Angeles and chronicle the teen years of Kelly Rutherford’s alter ego.

Snow joins a cast that includes Krysten Ritter (as Lily’s older sis) and Jericho‘s Shilo Fernandez (as brooding valley punk).

The backdoor pilot will air May 11 as part of a regular Gossip Girl episode. The show is considered a lock to land on The CW’s fall schedule.

In conclusion, I have this message for Snow’s agent: At least half of that 10 percent commission is mine, mine, mine! (But I’ll settle for a third.)

Did you know you can follow me and my scoops at twitter.com/ewausiellofiles? Well, you do now!

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