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.
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.
THR – 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.)
THE SEARCH IS ON — When a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed, new rumors begin to swirl as to who was really behind Jason’s murder. Tensions build when Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) father returns to the fray and it’s revealed that he and Fred (Luke Perry) have some unresolved issues between them. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione (Marisol Nichols). Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) approaches Betty (Lili Reinhart) with an unexpected proposal that leaves Betty torn.
Welcome to 60 Seconds With… where you get to know your favorite actors/musicians and the points don’t matter! Without further ado, please welcome, a big part of the Riverdale cast: Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart.