The Season 4 midseason premiere of Riverdale airs tonight on The CW at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central.) The episode is called Chapter Sixty-Seven: Varsity Blues. After the possible reveal we learned at the end of Episode 9, you’ll likely want to watch live so you aren’t spoiled on a thing.
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The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of Riverdale on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most new episodes up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
The CW (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of Riverdale on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include the CW (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of Riverdale on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Streaming on the App
You can also watch Riverdale‘s new episodes for free on The CW app. However, they aren’t posted until the day after they air live (meaning they are posted on Thursdays.) So you can’t live stream the episodes for free on the app. But if you don’t mind watching the episodes the next day, they’re available without a login or subscription via the app. (Some viewers say the episodes may get posted as early as 12:30 a.m. on Thursdays.)
Tonight’s episode is called Chapter Sixty-Seven: Varsity Blues. The synopsis reads: “As Riverdale High prepares for the championship football game against Stonewall Prep, Betty gets to work on a story about the rivalry between the schools; Archie is conflicted when Mary tells him about Uncle Frank’s troubled past.”
Here’s a preview.
Spoilers for the season so far are below.
For the last episode, the show hinted that maybe Betty killed Jughead (if you believe that Jughead is really dead, which a lot of fans don’t.) Betty used the Farm’s trigger word (tangerine) to check if the “dark side” of her was still there. Then we flash forward to seeing Jughead with a head wound and Archie yelling that Jughead’s dead and asking Betty, “What did you do?!” Meanwhile, Betty is holding bloody rocks and looks horrified. This is all very How to Get Away with Murder-esque, with the flashforwards to a death and then flashing back to how they got there. But a lot of fans are having a tough time believing this isn’t some kind of misleading. Jughead’s got to be alive, right?
Fans have a lot of theories that you can read about in Heavy’s story here. Some think that Evelyn is setting Betty up, others think Charles and Chic are somehow involved, others think this is all part of Stonewall Prep’s Quill & Skull Secret Society. Still others believe this is connected to the mysterious videotape messenger. Maybe a way to try to draw the person out?
Oh, and there’s good news! The CW has renewed Riverdale for a fifth season. The CW also announced that it’s renewing Batwoman for a second season, The Flash for a seventh season, and Nancy Drew too. In addition, we’ll see Black Lightning for Season 4, Charmed for Season 3, Legends of Tomorrow for Season 6, Dynasty for Season 7, In the Dark for Season 3, Legacies for Season 3, Roswell, New Mexico for Season 3, and All American for Season 3. There will be 13 more episodes of Katy Keene this year, making a full season’s length of episodes. Only Supernatural and Arrow aren’t being renewed.
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