There is a good chance that you are still wiped out from the recent NY Comic Con (and I know that I am). If this is how you are feeling then there is nothing better than relaxing in front of the television watching some awesome shows. Thanks to the programming on The CW Network, my DVR is working overtime and now its time to welcome back “Riverdale” which begins its own third season tonight. Check out the dramatic poster along with some premise and casting. I’ll close out with some additional opinion.
As previously mentioned, with the 2018 Comic Con International: San Diego (or SDCC) ending today, I’ve been showcasing all of the trailers for The CW Network of programming that are most topical to our demographic of readers. Essentially the comic book and horror themed stuff that came to light yesterday. I’ve actually finished with all of their super-hero programming and those clips along with several others that you might find interesting can be examined HERE. Our next clip takes us to the town of “Riverdale” to see what dramas and circumstance will befall Archie Andrews and his friends. Let’s take a look.
The CW’s New Super Sunday Nights Lead off with “Supergirl” Followed by the Magical New “Charmed”
Mondays Are Back-to-Back Action-Packed with “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Arrow”
“The Flash” Races Back to Tuesday Followed by the Electrifying New Hit “Black Lightning”
Wednesdays Have Small Town Secrets and Big City Lights With “Riverdale” and New Drama “All American”
The Winchesters Return Thursday in “Supernatural,” Along with New Series “Legacies,” Which Continues the Thrilling Stories of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”
“Dynasty” Returns Friday Followed by the Last Hilarious Chapter of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Award-Winning Comedy “Jane The Virgin” Returns in Midseason for its Final Season, Along With a New Season of “The 100” and the Final Season of “iZombie”
New Series “In The Dark” and “Roswell, New Mexico” to Debut in Midseason
The Press Release:
NEW YORK (May 17, 2018) – The CW Network presents its 2018-19 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and press today, at the New York City Center in New York City, with the platinum-selling American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars opening the show with a performance of their new hit songs “Rescue Me” and “Walk on Water.” Expanding to a six-night, Sunday-Friday schedule this fall, The CW will have 12 hours of original scripted series across the week in primetime this fall, more than ABC, NBC or Fox.
“It is such an exciting time at The CW. We are thriving, innovating, and now we’re expanding, adding Sunday nights to our primetime lineup this fall. Starting in October, we will have 12 hours of original scripted series on our schedule – more than any other broadcast network besides CBS,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“And we have five bold, brash new shows for 2018-19: in the fall, a new version of the beloved fan favorite series CHARMED; the inspiring drama ALL AMERICAN; and LEGACIES, set in the world of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’; and for midseason, the unique new drama IN THE DARK; and the epic romance ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. The CW is bigger, and better than ever before, with more quality content and more ways for advertisers to connect with our valuable young audience, on every platform.” Continue reading The CW Network Announces New Six-Night Primetime Schedule 2018/2019→
I’m keeping with all of the season premieres that are focused on the comic book properties and point out that “Riverdale” will be airing this evening on The CW Network with its second season premiere. Check out the dramatic poster along with some brief premise and casting.
The Premise: The series follows Archie Andrews’ life in the small town of Riverdale and explores the darkness hidden behind its seemingly perfect image.
KJ Apa as Archibald “Archie” Andrews
Lili Reinhart as Elizabeth “Betty” Cooper
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Cole Sprouse as Forsythe “Jughead” Jones III
Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray as Josephine “Josie” McCoy
Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper
Luke Perry as Frederick “Fred” Andrews
Casey Cott as Kevin Keller
Martin Cummins as Sheriff Keller
Skeet Ulrich as Forsythe “F.P.” Jones II
Robin Givens as Sierra McCoy
Nathalie Boltt as Penelope Blossom
Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper
Colin Lawrence as Coach Floyd Clayton
Peter James Bryant as Mr. Waldo Weatherbee
Charles Melton as Reginald “Reggie” Mantle
Cody Kearsley as Marmaduke “Moose” Mason
Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs
Major Curda as Dilton Doiley
Alvin Sanders as Pop Tate
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that I never thought I would find this show interesting but it actually is. Knowing the sugar coated fashion of the old Archie Comics as I did, I never expected a gritty, dark and often mysterious show about these characters in a real life setting would work but it did. I gave it a shot by running the DVR on a few episodes and found myself tuning in each and every week. On the comics side, there are more gritty and serious Archie Comics on the stands. Some of them use a bit of an “Elseworlds” premise and have him fending off zombies and the like and believe it or not, the character was even killed off in his own title in one of these potential futures. Amazing. Oh yeah and he’s met both The Ramones and KISS which I got a kick out of. “Riverdale” was even a part of this years “Free Comic Book Day” and recapped the first episode of the series on the printed page. If you’ve found any interest in these characters I say give the show a run through as its rather unique. That’s all I have to say about it. If you’ve watched it and enjoyed it, let me know down in the comments section below.
The live teen drama “Riverdale” gets its season premiere this evening on The CW. It’s the show that I’ve discussed a couple of times when I shared the trailers and while the teaser was nothing to speak of, the extended one makes this seem like quite the curiosity of a show. Below is a photo of the cast sitting in that malt shop that they frequented in the comics and I have to say that they look pretty serious. It makes sense since the extended trailer showed a murder and some duplicity among the principle players. The cast and the folks they portray are below the photo.