‘Riverdale’: Why Isn’t a New Episode on Tonight, April 20?

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The CW is putting Riverdale on hold again, but thankfully this break will not be as long as the three-week sabbatical in March. The network has opted to air a TV special called H1Z1: Fight For The Crown, a video game tournament, instead of the next episode of the Archie series. “Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale And Back Again” will finally air on Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET. Click here for a preview of the episode.

In the previous episode of Riverdale, “Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend,” it was Betty’s turn to learn that hosting parties in this town is never a good idea. She tried desperately to give Jughead a good birthday party, but he never wanted one. To make mattes worse, Chuck Clayton (Jordan Calloway) showed up with Cheryl, turning the party into a booze-filled night of underage drinking and fighting. Meanwhile, Archie tried to convince his father to hold off on divorcing his mom, Mary (Molly Ringwald).

In “To Riverdale And Back Again,” Mary tells Archie that she thinks he would be better off with her in Chicago. Meanwhile, Betty tries to juggle planning for Homecoming and investigating Jason Blossom’s murder. She’s asked her mom Alice to help, but when Alice asks Archie and Veronica for help, Betty gets mad. Jughead also sees that his dad FP (Skeet Ulrich) is trying to change his ways and wonders if his father is really turning over a new leaf.

After “To Riverdale And Back Again” airs, there are only two more episodes left! The season one finale of Riverdale will air on May 11, 2017.

Before the first season ends, there will likely be another major death. during WonderCon earlier this month, KJ Apa, who plays Archie, and Luke Perry, who plays Fred, teased another death, but won’t say who it is. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Teen Vogue that there’s some “truth” to that.

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DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017

TIME: 9 p.m. ET

CHANNEL: The CW. Click here to find your local The CW affiliate and type in your zip code.

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale And Back Again” – “Betty (Lili Reinhart) is slammed overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, but Alice (Madchen Amick) wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. Alice turns to Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help, but when Betty discovers they are working with her mom, she is not happy. After seeing his father FP (guest star Skeet Ulrich) start to clean up his act, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) wonders if it’s the right time to give him another chance. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) have both decided to go to Homecoming in Jason’s honor, until a revelation waylays their plans. Meanwhile, Fred (Luke Perry) and Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald) attend the Homecoming dance, leaving Fred to possibly reconsider the divorce. Ashleigh Murray and Marisol Nichols also star. Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.”

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Molly Ringwald guest-stars in “To Riverdale And Back Again.” (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)

K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Archie’s father
Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Betty’s mother
Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s mother
Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper, Betty’s sister
Hayley Law as Valerie Brown, a member of the Pussycats
Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Jughead’s dad
Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews, Archie’s mom

Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on Archie Comics characters
Executive Producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Amy Myrold, Jon Goldwater and Sarah Schechter
Produced by Archie Comics, Berlanti Productions, CBS Television Studios & Warner Bros. Television

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