Go ahead and order that second Chock’lit Shake. The CW has just renewed “Riverdale” for Season 2, Variety has learned.
While “Riverdale” hasn’t precisely been a juggernaut in its first six outings, averaging a 0.4 in the 18-49 demographic and 1.16 million viewers, it adds a healthy 78% in the CW-coveted 18-34 demographic in Nielsen’s Live+7 ratings, and with the network’s massive output deal with Netflix that sees all CW series put on the service eight days after their seasons end, those numbers are pretty much gravy.
The series, essentially “Gossip Girl” meets “Twin Peaks,” has been generally well-received. Variety‘s Sonia Saraiya called it “an eerie and offbeat take on the high school mythos — both addictive and confusing in equal parts.”