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Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 6:19PM EST
Riverdale to tackle Heathers: The Musical
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The CW series announced it is doing another musical based on an iconic high school film. “Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie," says showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of the musical episode, scheduled for March 20. This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is BIG FUN, with great roles for the Riverdale kids. And everyone is singing…” This will be the second time in a year that Heathers is being brought to the small screen, following Paramount Network's failed reboot. The musical will feature Veronica Lodge as Heather McNamara, Betty Cooper as Heather Duke and Cheryl Blossom as Heather Chandler. Archie Andrews will also appearing in the musical despite the events of this week's episode.
Posted Saturday 12/22/18 at 1:51AM EST
K.J Apa on his Riverdale hair: "The amount of sh*t that has been put in my hair is unbelievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if I go bald in a couple years"
Asked about finally going back to his natural hair color, Apa responds: "That’s not how it works! My hair Is permanently orange now because it’s been bleached. The only way for me to go back to brunette is if I grow my hair out, so they had to put a temporary mouse in it for the scene. Mate, the amount of sh*t that has been put in my hair is unbelievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if I go bald in a couple years. They used to do my eyebrows, but I told them no more dying my eyebrows."
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 3:02PM EST
Study: Friends was the most binge-watched show of 2018, followed by Grey's Anatomy
TV Time says it based its analysis on the behavior of more than 10 million global users. It also found that 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale were among the Top 5 most binge-watched shows this year.
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 5:07PM EST
Riverdale star Lili Reinhart taking a Twitter break after a barrage of negativity
“Do people on Twitter ever get tired of being so negative and disrespectful to literally everyone and everything? Are they really that miserable? There’s hate everywhere. But especially on Twitter,” she wrote on her Instagram Story Sunday night. “It’s like a cesspool for evil 15-year-olds who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about and have nothing better to do.”
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 2:28AM EST
Riverdale boss talks about the fall finale, says Archie's hair color is a "huge" development
"That is a huge question motivating the next few episodes," says executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. "I’m not even kidding you! It’s a giant question. It’s funny: KJ (Apa) called me and was like, 'Dude, do I really have to dye my hair back and forth, back and forth?' I was like, 'KJ, I don’t know what to tell you, dude. We’ve gotta figure out a way to do it.' (Laughs) He was a real trouper about it.
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
Kelly Ripa's family Christmas card features husband Mark Consuelos and his Riverdale wife and daughter
"From our family to yours (No actual wives or children were used in this photo),” the description reads on the Ripa-Consuelos holiday family card, featuring Mark Consuelos with co-stars Marisol Nichols and Camila Mendes.
Posted Saturday 12/01/18 at 12:30AM EST
Here's your first look at Gina Gershon on Riverdale
The actress makes her debut on The CW series as Jughead's mom on the Dec. 12 episode.
Posted Thursday 11/29/18 at 7:15PM EST
Riverdale Season 3 has turned into a bloodbath
Season 3 has already had five deaths in six episodes. That's compared to nine deaths in 22 Season 2 episodes and three in 13 Season 1 episodes, says Alex Zalben. "Riverdale has always been identified with murder," he says. "Season 1 kicked off with the death of local teen Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines). Season 2 introduced a serial killer called The Black Hood. But if you look at the numbers, overall there have been surprisingly few deaths on the show… Until Season 3, which has been a goddamn bloodbath."
Posted Wednesday 11/21/18 at 6:26PM EST
Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are debunking the romanticization of America's 1950s heyday
The CW and Netflix teen dramas, both from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, "are built on a similar retrograde aesthetic," says Elizabeth Skoski. "But unlike their ’70s and ’80s counterparts, the shows use it not just to create setting, but as a vehicle to address deeper contemporary issues. Their surfaces ooze with the best memories of vintage purity meant to make them feel untouchable, secure, and wholesome. But just as underneath their veneers, the towns of Riverdale and Greendale are actually filled with secrets, murders, and lies from serial killers to literal witch hunts, the harkened-to time period itself, that late 1950s/early 1960s heyday that conservative America loves to portray as 'great,' is a lie that ignores its true history. The longing for a romanticized past ignores the era’s segregation, sexism, and homophobia (or maybe it longs for those things, too, but never out loud). Instead of ignoring these issues, Riverdale and Sabrina lean into them—hard."
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
How much do the Riverdale stars look like the young versions of their TV parents?
Here's a side-by-side comparison of Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart and other cast members next to the young versions of their parents in the 1990s.
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 8:55PM EST
Kelly Ripa is joining husband Mark Consuelos on Riverdale
Ripa will guest on The CW drama as the mistress to her real-life husband's character Hiram Lodge. "It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play," Ripa wrote on Instagram. Her character is described as "confident and tough... she's a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
What TV stars make per episode: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Javier Bardem are tops when it comes to per-episode salaries
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will each earn $1.1 million per episode for their untitled Apple series -- not counting their producer earnings -- while their co-star Steve Carell will take home $600,000 an episode, according to Variety. Javier Bardem will take home the highest per-episode pay with $1.2 million for his Hernán Cortés Amazon series. Julia Roberts is earning $600,000 per episode for Homecoming. Among unscripted shows, James Corden will make $350,000 per episode of The World's Best, Alec Baldwin is earning $300,000 per episode of The Alec Baldwin Show, Kelly Clarkson is taking home $560,000 per episode of The Voice and Sarah Silverman is making $225,000 per episode of I Love You, America. At the low end are the Queer Eye guys, who each earn $7,500 for each Netflix episode they film, and the Riverdale stars, who earn $40,000 per episode.
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina features a puzzling Riverdale cameo
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of both series, planted a Riverdale Easter egg on his new Sabrina series -- but the cameo makes no sense. When ET asked about the cameo, he responded that it "suggests a very deep, deep mythology where time and space bends."
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Riverdale reveals the first look at its Breakfast Club-themed episode
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Check out the Riverdale characters playing younger versions of their parents.
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Kiernan Shipka was considered for Riverdale's Betty before signing on for Sabrina role
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Kiernan was iconic in Mad Men, and I had even thought about her, I was like, ‘Oh I wonder if she’d ever do Betty,'” Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells EW.