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This drama series is based on characters from the Archie series of comic books, but unlike the generally light-hearted comics, the TV adaptation pulls in dark, adult-oriented themes of sex, crime and mysterious intrigue. The series premiered on The CW in January 2017 to generally positive reviews.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on The CW
1 Season, 13 Episodes
January 26, 2017
Drama
8.0/10
Cast: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse
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Riverdale Full Episode Guide

  • Archie and Veronica are shocked to learn of the arrest but know they need to come clean to their parents about what they uncovered. Still hurt by the betrayal of his friends and torn over who to trust, Jughead reluctantly joins them in a quest for truth. Meanwhile, Cheryl confronts her mom about why she treats her so much worse than she ever did with Jason.

  • Betty is overwhelmed with planning Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice seeks help from Archie and Veronica.

  • When Fred decides to finalize the divorce with Archie’s mother, Archie buries his feelings. Meanwhile, Archie plans a romantic evening for him and Valerie, but Betty hijacks his plans when she decides to throw Jughead a surprise birthday party.

  • Archie is hesitant to escort Cheryl to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping until he gets an offer that could benefit his future. In an effort to be kind, Veronica incidentally befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has injured.

  • As Fred and his crew are about to start construction he loses his crew, which threatens his livlihood. Wanting to help his dad, Archie and his friends volunteer to help, but after one of them is attacked, the gang hatches a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory.

  • When a major piece of evidence gets destroyed, new rumors surface for who is responsible for Jason's murder.

  • With Riverdale High's upcoming annual variety show, Valerie's efforts to help Archie prepare for his big performance leads to a fight between her and Josie. Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead's investigation into Jason's death brings them to a home for troubled youth and face-to-face with Polly.

  • The Blossom family makes last minute preparations for Jason's funeral. Meanwhile, Archie's attempt to refocus his energy on football comes to a halt when an opportunity to work with a new music mentor presents itself.

  • When Jughead discovers that an anonymous buyer intends to tear down the local drive-in, he is determined to keep it open. Betty finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she's uncovered about Miss Grundy's past.

  • After new information surrounding Jason's death comes to light, Cheryl finds herself under a cloud of suspicion and forced to come clean about the last time she saw her brother. Meanwhile, Archie makes a tough decision that puts a major strain on his relationship with Miss Grundy.

  • As new details of Jason’s death surface, Archie begs Miss Grundy to reveal what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty makes an effort to reconcile with Archie but takes a different stance with Veronica who is trying to make up for her actions.

  • In the series premiere, the townspeople of Riverdale are still struggling with the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. One thing Archie Andrews has learned from the events of the summer is he won't be following in his father's footsteps.

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The film about the infamous kidnapping case will air on Lifetime.

'Riverdale' Star Responds to Online Body Shaming

Lili Reinhart took to Twitter in self-defense in response to trolls making comments about her weight.

'Riverdale''s Camila Mendes Is Living the Dream

The young actress hit the big time with her first job.

Does Archie Have a New Girlfriend on 'Riverdale'?

A new promo suggests that he does.

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Riverdale Video Clips & Extras

Riverdale | Season 1 Trailer | The CW Clip (00:47) Riverdale | Season 1 Sizzle | The CW Clip (01:30) Riverdale | Inside Riverdale: The Sweet Hereafter | The CW Clip (02:16) The Sweet Hereafter Preview (00:21) Riverdale | Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter Trailer | The CW Clip (00:47) Riverdale | Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder Scene | The CW Clip (01:10) Anatomy Of A Murder Preview (00:21) Riverdale | Inside Riverdale: Anatomy of a Murder | The CW Clip (01:50)