Is it too early to open Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe for a celebration? The Riverdale TV show has been renewed for a third season on The CW. Given how much the audience has grown, the early season three renewal makes perfect sense.
A CW live-action Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. The cast also includes Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, and Luke Perry. In the second season Riverdale is upheaval following the shooting of Fred Andrews (Perry).
Riverdale: A Look at the Ratings
The second season of Riverdale is averaging a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.44 million viewers. That’s a huge increase over its season one performance. Check out how Riverdale compares to the other scripted CW TV shows.
The CW issued early renewals for a total of ten shows, today: Arrow, season seven; Black Lightning, season two; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season four; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, season four; Dynasty, season two; The Flash, season five; Jane The Virgin, season five; Riverdale, season three; Supergirl, season four; and Supernatural, season 14. Check out the press release:
THE CW NETWORK PICKS UP TEN CURRENT SERIES FOR 2018-19 SEASON
THE CW NETWORK PICKS UP TEN CURRENT SERIES
FOR 2018-19 SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for Next Season to “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,”
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Dynasty,” “The Flash,”
“Jane The Virgin,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl” and “Supernatural”
April 2, 2018 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network has given early renewals to ten of its primetime series for the 2018-2019 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19. By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come,” said Pedowitz. “And I’m especially happy that we’ll continue to work with the incredibly talented casts, producers, and writers who create the series our fans are so passionate about.”
The series being ordered for the 2018-2019 season include second seasons of the electrifying freshman hit BLACK LIGHTNING and DYNASTY, which recently saw the debut of Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington, as well as new seasons of ARROW (Season 7), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season 4), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 5), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 5), RIVERDALE (Season 3), SUPERGIRL (Season 4), and SUPERNATURAL (Season 14). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
The CW also recently announced it would expand its primetime schedule to six nights, Sunday-Friday (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT), beginning in October 2018.
What do you think? Did you think The CW would cancel or renew its Riverdale TV series for season three? Will you stick with it? Let us know, below.