ULTERIOR MOTIVES — Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters.
DEADLINE — Warner Bros. Television is making its way to WonderCon 2017, bringing its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof. Four WBTV series will be attending the festivities that run March 31-April 2.
Panels and Q&A sessions with WonderCon newcomers Riverdale and Time After Time are set for Friday, March 31, with an exclusive screening of a new episode of Riverdale held on Saturday. Closing out the weekend are Lucifer and Gotham, along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC superhero series Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action.
Friday, March 31
2:45–3:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Unlock the mystery of Riverdale and leave your innocence behind. Join stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what may look like a quiet, sleepy town. While new details of Jason Blossom’s death emerge, tension grows between the Riverdale High students, as Jughead’s connection to the Southside Serpents is revealed. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Arena
THE BEST LAID PLANS — As Fred (Luke Perry) and his crew are about to start construction he loses his crew, which could put his livelihood in jeopardy. Wanting to help his dad, Archie (KJ Apa) and his friends pitch in to help but after one of them is attacked, the gang comes up with a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory. With Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) secret revealed, he is worried about how his friends will react. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) suggest throwing Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) a baby shower to make her feel better, but Polly is hesitant knowing how everyone feels.
A brand new episode of Riverdale aired last night on The CW and i don’t know about you guys but my heart broke for Jughead. As for Veronica? Our girl decided on taking action against her mother, and it looks like her plan quite succeeded. Another good episode, with a huge cliff! Oh and the worst part? Riverdale is now going on a hiatus and will only return with brand new episodes on March 30. While we wait for March 30, check out the high definition screencaptures from last night’s episode in our gallery! We’ve also replaced the episode stills with their high quality versions and added the promotional photoshoot the cast did with her classic costumes, to promote this week’s episode!
Today’s just a very special day for Riverdale! Not only the show has been renewed for a second season (we’re still jumping in excitement over that!!) but PaleyLive LA has announced a panel with the producers and actors! The panel is set to take place in Los Angeles, on April 27.
Riverdale: Screening & Conversation
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 pm PT
Scheduled to Appear: KJ Apa, ”Archie Andrews”; Lili Reinhart, ”Betty Cooper”; Camila Mendes, ”Veronica Lodge”; Madelaine Petsch, ”Cheryl Blossom”; Marisol Nichols, ”Hermione Lodge”; Mädchen Amick, ”Alice Cooper”; Ashleigh Murray, ”Josie McCoy”; Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; Additional panelists to be announced.
Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s bold and addictive take on the iconic characters from the Archie Comics, has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike who have anointed it one of TV’s newest breakout hits. These 21st century versions of Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead inhabit a world where darkness and danger bubbles just underneath their town’s wholesome facade. The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — The CW has found a freshman show that fits. And, no surprise here, it comes from Greg Berlanti. Midseason entry Riverdale got the early greenlight for a second season on Tuesday afternoon. The noir-ish TV treatment on characters from the classic Archie Comics joins seven other series already set to return for the 2017-18 season — four of which also come from Berlanti Productions.
Riverdale has posted modest linear returns in its competitive Thursday night time slot, but early time-shifting has been promising. It’s averaging a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 2 million viewers, per the latest Nielsen live-plus-seven day ratings. That’s a significant improvement from the CW fall freshman entries, No Tomorrow and Frequency, neither of which are considered likely to be renewed. A CW rep also cites above average streaming, though the network is typically mum on the kind of boosts shows get on the CW app and website.
Perhaps just as important for the CW, Riverdale premiered to warm reviews from critics — and, while technically a comic book property, doesn’t fall into the very crowded bucket of superhero shows. Produced by Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater join Berlanti as executive producers. (No word yet on its sophomore episode count.)