‘Riverdale’ Season 2: When Does Archie Come Back?

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K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews. (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)

The first season of Riverdale might have finished up last week, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any news related to the Archie Comics show. The CW announced today when the show will air and confirmed that it will be back in Fall 2017.

The CW said that Riverdale will move from Thursdays at 9 p.m. to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. After that, the network will air Dynasty, a reboot of the iconic soap opera from Gossip Girl‘s Josh Schwarz and Stephanie Savage and revenge‘s Sallie Patrick. The CW didn’t announce when the shows would begin, but the network typically starts its new seasons in October, after ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox have already started theirs.

In the season one finale of Riverdale, we got the set-up for the second season. In fact, the episode felt more like a part of season two than season one. In the end, Archie Andrews’ dad Fred was shot and Jughead’s narration led us to believe that it wasn’t a random shooting by a robber at Pop’s Diner. The killer could have been hired by Hiram Lodge, who will be played by Mark Consuelos in season two, since Lodge wanted to buy Fred out of the big construction project Fred worked so hard to put together. Fred refused, and Hiram (probably) made him pay.

The central mystery of season one was the murder of Jason Blossom. This was solved in Chapter 12, when we learned that his own father, Clifford, killed him. We also learned that the Blossoms were really keeping drugs in that maple syrup warehouse of theirs.

While we wait for Riverdale‘s return, there’s plenty of things to do to keep us busy. First, you can re-watch the entire season on The CW app, although you need a cable/satellite subscription for that. The show was supposed to be available on Netflix already, but that hasn’t happened yet. The CW did sign a deal with Netflix last year, where full seasons of shows will be available eight days after they air. So, the episodes should be up by 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT on May 19.

Another way to keep your interest in Riverdale alive is by reading Archie Comics’ ongoing series. The stories fill-in the gaps between episodes and before the series began. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa plotted the stories to make sure they fit in with the show.

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