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The CW has issued an early season renewal to freshman drama “Riverdale,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2017-18. Debuting on Jan. 26, “Riverdale,” featuring the iconic characters from the classic comic book franchise, is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions. It stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, who also narrates the series.
Based on delayed viewing, The CW is reporting growth, season to-date, for “Riverdale” of 78 percent in adults 18-34 and 85 percent in women 18-34 in Live+7 day ratings over Live+Same Day. It is also one of The CW’s most streamed shows on the network’s digital platforms, including The CW app and CWTV.com.