Will there be a 'Riverdale' Season 7? The CW green-lights one final season of hit teen drama

In what came as a shocker, the network canceled nine of its shows, and with the potential buyout looming, there were concerns about the show's future


                            Will there be a 'Riverdale' Season 7? The CW green-lights one final season of hit teen drama
KJ Apa as Archie Andrews in a still from 'Riverdale' (The CW)
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After six seasons of life at' Riverdale', Archie Andrews and the gang will bid adieu with what will be the seventh and final season of the hit show on The CW. In what came as a shocker, the network canceled nine of its shows earlier this year and with the potential buyout looming, there were concerns about the show's future, but there is indeed good news for fans.

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The list of renewed shows includes 'All American', 'The Flash', 'Kung Fu', 'Nancy Drew', 'Superman & Lois', and 'Walker'. It also made sense as these were some of the blockbuster shows that garnered eyeballs on each airdate and 'Riverdale' was part of the roster. "As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond," said CW chairman Mark Pedowitz at the time.

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However, more news came in May 2022 with a Season 7 confirmed and that it would be the final season of Riverdale. Following the cancelations of 'Katy Keene' and 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', the seventh installment draws the curtains on the "Archieverse". KJ Apa, who plays the titular character, led reactions to the news, saying during the CW Upfronts presentation, "I'm sad to be saying goodbye to Riverdale next season, to our sets, to our crew, to our producers, to our CW family but I can speak for everyone, for Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica], Cole [Sprouse, Jughead], Lili [Reinhart, Betty], and the rest of our cast that we are so grateful for everyone's support. To the fans, without the fans, none of this would be possible."

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In that announcement, The CW also added that fans would have to wait longer for more Riverdale. There has been no release date announced yet, but the expected date is set to be in the first half of 2023. As for the release date, Season 7 will drop eight days after the airdate of the finale.

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