The CW Network has given an early renewal to its acclaimed freshman drama, Riverdale! The series will return for the 2017-18 season, the news was announced earlier this week by Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW.
On a competitive Thursday night, Riverdale posts tremendous ratings gains on a delayed viewing basis, particularly with its young skewing audience, growing 78% in adults 18-34 and 85% in women 18-34. In the few weeks since its premiere, the buzzy drama has quickly become one of The CW’s most streamed shows on the network’s digital platforms, including The CW app and CWTV.com.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.
Josie and the Pussycats (led by series star Ashleigh Murray as Josie) took to the stage in the most recent episode of the series with a performance of the Donna Summer hit “I Feel Love.”
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