Friday, January 13, 2023

Final Seasons of 'Riverdale' and 'Nancy Drew' Land Premiere Dates on The CW

The CW has today announced the premiere dates for the upcoming final seasons of its original drama series Riverdale and Nancy Drew.

The seventh and final season of Riverdale will debut on Wednesday, March 29 at 9/8c. The drama's series finale will air on Wednesday, August 23.

The seventh season goes where no season of Riverdale has dared to go before - the 1950s! Picking up where last season ended, Jughead Jones finds himself trapped in the 1950s. He has no idea how he got there, nor how to get back to the present. His friends are no help, as they are living seemingly authentic lives, similar to their classic Archie Comics counterparts, unaware that they've ever been anywhere but the 1950s. Archie Andrews is the classic all-American teen, coming of age, getting into trouble, and learning life lessons; Betty Cooper is the girl next door, starting to question everything about her perfect life - including her controlling mother Alice; Veronica Lodge is a Hollywood starlet who moved to Riverdale under mysterious circumstances; Cheryl Blossom is the Queen Bee with a withering wit and a secret longing; Toni Topaz is an activist fighting for the Black students of recently integrated Riverdale High; Kevin Keller is a "square" crooner wrestling with his sexual identity; Reggie Mantle is a basketball star from farm country; and Fangs Fogarty is a greaser who's destined to be an Elvis-type star. It isn't until Jughead is visited by Tabitha Tate - Riverdale's Guardian Angel - that he learns the cosmic truth about their predicament. Will Jughead and the gang be able to return to the present? Or will our characters be trapped in the 1950s forever? And, if so... is that such a bad thing?

The drama stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mädchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Drew Ray Tanner and Erinn Westbrook.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa developed the drama based on the Archie Comics characters. He executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater. Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios and Berlanti Productions produce.

The fourth and final season of Nancy Drew will launch on Wednesday, May 31 at 8/7c. The drama's series finale will also air on Wednesday, August 23.

The fourth season begins as Nancy launches a new investigation to find a group of missing bodies from Horseshoe Bay's cemetery that have been dug up and stolen - or have possibly risen. As Nancy is drawn into this ghostly case, a string of unexplained paranormal crimes leads the Drew Crew to believe that the literal sins of the town's past have returned to haunt the living. Meanwhile, Nancy struggles with yearning for Ace, the man she loves. But when a slow-burning attraction begins between Nancy and the son of Ryan Hudson's newest enemy, Nancy must decide whether this love interest is worth the ire of both her father and Ace - whose own heart may also be tempted by a new relationship. Nancy's exploits this season will bring the Drew Crew numerous standalone cases, stunning twists, humor, and unexpected romances as they are drawn into a season-long mystery unlike any they have had to solve before. When Nancy's efforts to protect her seaside hometown from the sins of its past backfire, she must do the unthinkable to save her friends from both the supernatural and earthbound threats coming for them - and it could cost her everything, and everyone, she's ever loved.

The drama stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Riley Smith and Scott Wolf.

Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage created the drama. They executive produce with Melinda Hsu Taylor, Lis Rowinski, Alex Taub, S. Lily Hui and Larry Teng. CBS Studios and Fake Empire produce.