MONDAY, July 25
"GOSSIP GIRL" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"While You Weren't Sleeping" (TV-14) (HDTV)
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY, ERIC! - It wouldn't be a proper Upper East Side party without some major Gossip Girl drama, and for Eric's (Connor Paolo) 18th birthday celebration there is plenty to go around. Blair (Leighton Meester) decides to speed up the time table on her career path to becoming a powerful woman, but ultimately stretches herself too thin. Serena (Blake Lively) is forced to choose between her family and Ben (guest star David Call). Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Lily's (Kelly Rutherford) relationship remains icy in the aftermath of Lily's betrayal. Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle also star. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Sara Goodman (#416).