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CW's Riverdale To Be Soapy With Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls Influences!

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When The CW’s new series Riverdale bows in 2017, it will have a much darker feel to it for the comic book characters readers have fallen in love with!  And according to TV Line, the Greg Berlanti series will be much soapier, too!

New Zealand actor KJ Apa takes on the lead role of Archie Andrews.  And when the cast which includes 90210’s Luke Perry as Archie’s father, and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, sat down for an interview at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, they explained that while the series holds “classic coming-of-age stories that you’ve known from 75 years of Archie Comics,” that is also will “explore the secret life of all of these character that you thought you knew.”

There is a murder and a new girl in town in the story too, more reminiscent of Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls as well!  EP Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa previewed, “The last day of a summer a mysterious girl arrives to Riverdale, Veronica Lodge, and a scandal is following behind her and she kind of walks into Pop’s famous diner in Riverdale right in the middle of a possible date between the characters of Archie and Betty.  So, the love triangle starts there.  While that is happening, over the summer one of the high school kids – this golden boy named Jason Blossom – drowned under mysterious circumstances,and you soon realize everyone is caught up in this mystery.  We used Twin Peaks as a bit of inspiration!”

Watch a promo for CW’s upcoming Riverdale after the jump! Then let us know if this soapy drama has got your interest piqued in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It looks interesting but i tire easily of characters who cheat and lust after each other…the murder mystery might hold my interest but nothing beats the mysteries and crime drama on Edge Of Night!

Lew S.
Lew S.

You are so right, Jim!

k/kay
k/kay

Confused is this a dark side to Archie don’t even remember this comics but. Know I read them just forgot .

davlestev1
davlestev1

Qubo the television station has the Archie mysteries from the 90’s..I found that weird but I liked it. .plus the trailer of the show reminds me of the CW’s One Tree Hill. .I think it will be good. .

davlestev1
davlestev1

Growing up in the heart of the 60’s and 70’s The Archies was a Saturday morning fave..my mom even bought us the boxes of cereal where you could cut out the record and play it. We had a Close and Play record player and played “Sugar Sugar” till it broke lol…”you were my candy girllll”…

davlestev1
davlestev1

oooooo that trailer…oooooo that Archie…lol…bring it on

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

got that off a cereal box too!!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

It was the best if times..it was the best of daytime jimh.. Hope all is well with you.. As we get older I know that day to day grind lol..

davlestev1
davlestev1

Of

Timmm
Timmm

Its funny, name brand cereals get more and more expensive and you get less cereal, no prizes and the back of the boxes are usually non-eventful! I also cut out a record from the back of the box. It could have been “Sugar Sugar.” Perfect song for a box of “Honeycombs” laced with a ton of sugar!

davlestev1
davlestev1

LOL Timmm I’m sure there’s a melancholy smile of nostalgia somewhere within your reply (:

Dylan
Dylan

Why ddoes everything have to be dark? I have waited YEARS for there to be a live action show or feature film about Archie and the gang. They are taking the most wholesome piece of Americana and adding murder and stuff? I am not saying the series has to be as feel good as the 50’s comics! But it would be very cool to see that as a feel good show…either set in a more innocent era, or even set in the present seeing the characters use current technology etc. While I am glad that someone finally had the thought to do a show based on Archie, but we have enough grim, dark, morbid programing out there. Whats weong with a little happiness?

mollie
mollie

This trailer doesn’t seem anything like the Archie series at all. It seems like they took an * idea* for a series they wanted and plugged in Archie characters to …try and draw in Archie fans and have a built in audience.
Whatever they do with this series in this vein, it isn’t the
Archies. Sorry, producers. You may have a success, but no-go on the appropriation.

Timmm
Timmm

It looks HORRIBLE!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You are right too much darkness in everything!!!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Agree. Big time.

James
James

The comics recently had a alternate universe comic book storyline where Archie’s life came to an end when he took a bullet that was meant for his friend who was gay so such material can go pretty dark. The twist of the story was that the alternate universe is actually split into two, where Archie is married to either Betty in one world and or Veronica in another, but the stories of both sub-universes run concurrently, essentially the same except for certain scenarios involving Betty or Veronica.

Tim
Tim

I’d rather see them make a live action version of Afterlife with Archie,where Riverdale is overrun by a zombie apocalypse.

Timmm
Timmm

I will give it a try but I will probably hate it! Archie is supposed to be light and fluffy. I’m tired of these remakes that are NOTHING like the originals! So tired of everything so dark and gloomy!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Most remakes are horrible…like that Bewitched movie years ago-Nicole Kidman was the perfect choice to play Samantha but the movie was lame and nothing like the tv show…watch-they will do Eight Is Enough as a movie-instead of being about a couple with 8 children they will instead have Mr. Bradford as a bigamist married to 8 wives!-lol

Timmm
Timmm

Jim, I loved Bewitched! When I heard they were doing the movie I would have loved Jim Carrey to play Darren. Jim looks like Dick York in a way. Well, it didnt come to fruition and they went with you know who. Nicole is beautiful but not house wifey enough. Ferrel is still popular but way off for Darwood! A big let down!

Your right, it will be “Eight Desperate Housewives are Enough!”

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Eight Desperate Housewives are Enough-funny-love it!!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

Who wants to see bug Ethel jug head and moose running all over the place being goofy..I prefer this to a flat out comic book come to life..those. Never end well as series..except on bygone Saturday mornings

davlestev1
davlestev1

Big Ethel lol I said bug

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Great minds think alike…i thought Jim Carey as Darren too…also wanted Nathan Lane as Uncle Arthur and Betty White as Aunt Clara..also wanted that neighbor lady on Mama’s Family to play Gladys-the nosey neighbor!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Nathan Lane would have been great!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I replied to myself instead of you…if it appears its below your reply to me!!!

su0000
su0000

OK-
what are ”Archie Comics” ??

davlestev1
davlestev1

Su0000 no one on this earth is as seemingly disconnected as you lol…but it is 2016 and I suppose our youth are quite out the loop..you managed to find soaps..go to a comic store..Google nostalgic comic book characters…

jaybird369
jaybird369

‘Jason Blossom’…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Whatever. Next……….

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Doug Davidson Back To The Young and the Restless

Big news Y&R fans, longtime veteran and fan favorite, Doug Davidson is back filming scenes at CBS Daytime’s top-rated soap as Paul Williams.

The news broke when Eric Braeden tweeted a picture of himself with Davidson that simply stated: “He’s Back”

A spokesperson for Y&R did confirm that Davidson (who had been taken off contract by the series a year ago back in January, which caused quite the social media stir) was back on set filming on Friday.  That episode in which Davidson is in will air on March 25th.

Davidson tweeted: “Okay! So, the cat is out of the bag. NONE of any of this would happen without all of your undying loyalty, support and kindness. All of you are the reason “Paul” is back on the canvas. THANK YOU SO MUCH. has been incredible the entire time. A huge thanks to him as well!”

Doug is a Daytime Emmy winner, who started on the daytime drama series back in 1978.  Y&R did receive pushback under Mal Young’s (Ex-EP and head writer) regime for its misuse of long-standing vets.

Braeden also tweeted with the photo: “I want to thank from SONY, JOSH GRIFFITH and TONY MORINA, for turning the ship around!!! Steve made an executive decision a few months ago and we want to thank him for it!”

So, excited to hear that Davidson is back taping at Y&R? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ingo Rademacher Back To General Hospital As Jax

What a fun reveal by General Hospital and Ingo Rademacher!  And with that, look who’s coming home to Port Charles?  Hot on the heels of his stop over at The Bold and the Beautiful where he took over the role of Thorne Forrester, the GH fan favorite is back at his old stomping grounds.

In the video teaser, Jax and Carly’s (Laura Wright) last goodbye scene plays, which aired the last time Ingo was on GH, and then the camera pans to the back of a man’s head watching the TV

“Oh, come on!  Well, that can’t be the end. Cause it’s not,” says the guy.  In true soap opera fashion, the camera reveals it’s Rademacher who states: “I’m coming back to General Hospital and Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way. See you soon.”

So, will Jax be back in Carly’s arms or someone else’s? What will happen when Josslyn (Eden McCoy) reunites with her father?  Will Jax be involved in a major mystery? Share your thoughts on Ingo’s return to GH via the comment section below.  But first, check out the teaser video that contained this exciting cast addition announcement.

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Dominic Zamprogna Making A Return To General Hospital

After posting a photo from an empty dressing room, Dominic Zamprogna certainly had General Hospital fans interest piqued!  Turns out, Zamprogna is back shooting at the ABC daytime drama series for what it appears to be a short appearance and reprising his role as Dante Falconeri.

As fans know, Dominic departed GH in 2018, after 9 years in the role.  In the photo he posted on social media, Zamprogna is in one of GH’s temporary dressing rooms for the day.  His original dressing room was re-assigned to Josh Swickard (Chase), when Dom exited the show.

The last time viewers saw Dante was in the Sonny-centric episode; where Dante is the mobster and Sonny is by the book.

In current GH story, the character of Dante has been recently mentioned following his wife, Lulu (Emme Rylan) being stabbed by serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom).  Dante’s parents, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) also discussed his whereabouts. Dante had gone undercover on a major case after leaving Port Charles.

From all reports, it seems that Dominic is making a short return, but it will be more than just a one-day stint.  So, stay tuned.

So, will Dante return to Lulu’s side? Do you hope Dominic’s return means more down the line? Comment below.

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