Riverdale was nowhere to be seen in The CW’s latest midseason premiere schedule for its biggest shows.
With just one final season to go until the stories of Betty (played by Lili Reinhart), Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie (KJ Apa) are brought to an end for good, Riverdale fans have waited with bated breath ever since season six ended in July 2022 for any news on when The CW drama will return. However, the latest update from the US network hasn’t exactly delivered the good news fans wanted.
The CW has released its midseason premiere schedule for a number of its biggest shows which are currently on winter hiatuses.
Among the line-up for early 2023 include shows All American, Kung Fu, Walker and Walker: Independence.
But Riverdale’s seventh season wasn’t included, with The Flash, Superman and Lois and Nancy also notable omissions.
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for Riverdale fans to express their dismay at being left in the dark once more.
On Twitter, Mitchell Shoemaker fumed: “I just want to know about riverdale the flash and superman and lois’ returns.”
While @rebelmoonzs agreed: “same..need them to announce return date asap.”
Elsewhere, @ArchieverseWiki weighed in: “No mention of #Riverdale for the CW’s midseason programming,” with an upside-down smiley emoji.
And @houseofjnk angrily typed their reaction “RIVERDALE WHERE ARE YOU.”
@Snooper_Scope added to the conversation: “The CW unveiled a string of midseason return dates on Tuesday. Don’t get too excited. The network has not announced premiere dates for Riverdale, The Flash, Nancy Dr…”
Betty Cooper also fumed: “Never care for Gotham Nights, Riverdale is not going anywhere they deserve a final season, they deserve it more than Gotham Nights.
“Riverdale is ending after season 7, let it end first, we deserve to watch Riverdale. Gotham nights can go, I demand for Riverdale to stay #saveriverdale.”
Elsewhere, Tony T had a differing point of view: “I’m so ready for The Flash and Riverdale to be over, so I can be done with the CW.” (sic)
The CW’s midseason premiere schedule instead has been set out as follows:
Thursday, January 12
- 8pm: Walker (Midseason return)
- 9pm: Walker Independence (Midseason return)
Saturday, January 14
- 8pm: Criss Angel’s Magic With The Stars (Midseason return)
- 9pm: World’s Funniest Animals (Midseason return)
Sunday, January 15
- 7pm: The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards
Friday, January 20
- 8pm: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Midseason return)
- 9pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Midseason return)
Monday, January 23
- 8pm: All American (Midseason return)
- 9pm: All American: Homecoming (Midseason return)
Tuesday, January 24
- 9pm: The Winchesters (Midseason return)
Wednesday, February 8
- 9pm: Kung Fu (Midseason return)
Saturday, February 11
- 8pm: Masters of Illusion (Season 9 premiere)
Therefore, it looks like fans will be looking to March at the earlier for any possibility of a Riverdale season seven premiere.
Riverdale seasons 1-6 are available to stream on Netflix UK now.