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The sixth and penultimate season of Riverdale premiered on The CW on November 16, 2021, and will conclude on July 31, 2022.[2] It was announced on February 3, 2021.[3]

The season began with a five episode-long special event, entitled Rivervale, which aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM following The Flash in the fall, from November 16 to December 14. The remainder of the season is currently airing on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM, prior to March, from March 20 to March 27, and encore episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Would I Lie to You? beginning April 10.


The sixth season of RIVERDALE begins with a special five-episode event arc entitled "RIVERVALE." Picking up where season five ended, with Archie (KJ Apa) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) deciding to give their romantic relationship another shot, just as a bomb planted by Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) under Archie's bed was about to go off. Strangely, that bomb seemingly doesn't explode, and when Archie and Betty wake up the next morning, they're living in the town of Rivervale, their lives in Riverdale but a distant dream. It's hard to believe, but things in Rivervale are much darker and creepier than in Riverdale. There are ghosts, curses, witches, demons, human sacrifices, and special guest stars galore — including a visit from everybody's favorite twenty-something witch, Sabrina Spellman (guest star Kiernan Shipka)! How did our characters come to be in Rivervale? And what, exactly, is Rivervale? An alternate universe? A dream dimension? Limbo? Archie's coma fantasy? The mystery will be revealed in RIVERDALE’s hundredth episode, "The Jughead Paradox."[4]



  • KJ Apa as Archie Andrews (1/22)

Guest starring


No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
96 1 "Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Gabriel Correa November 16, 2021
97 2 "Chapter Ninety-Seven: Ghost Stories" Janine Salinas Schoenberg November 23, 2021
98 3 "Chapter Ninety-Eight: Mr. Cypher" Greg Murray Jeff Woolnough November 30, 2021
99 4 "Chapter Ninety-Nine: The Witching Hour(s)" Arabella Anderson James DeWille December 7, 2021
100 5 "Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Gabriel Correa December 14, 2021
101 6 "Chapter One Hundred and One: Unbelievable" James DeWille March 20, 2022
102 7 "Chapter One Hundred and Two: Death at a Funeral" Ted Sullivan Tara Dafoe March 27, 2022
103 8 "Chapter One Hundred and Three: The Town" Brian E. Paterson Rob Seidenglanz April 3, 2022
104 9 "Chapter One Hundred and Four: The Serpent Queen's Gambit" Danielle Iman Antonio Negret April 10, 2022
105 10 "Chapter One Hundred and Five: Folk Heroes" Devon Turner Gabriel Correa April 17, 2022
106 11 "Chapter One Hundred and Six: Angels in America" Evan Kyle Claudia Yarmy April 24, 2022
107 12 "Chapter One Hundred and Seven: In the Fog" Chrissy Maroon Jeff Woolnough May 1, 2022
108 13 "Chapter One Hundred and Eight: Ex-Libris" Aaron Allen Ruba Nadda May 8, 2022
109 14 "Chapter One Hundred and Nine: Venomous" Tessa Leigh Williams Lisa Soper May 15, 2022
110 15 "Chapter One Hundred and Ten: Things That Go Bump in the Night" Gigi Swift & Ryan Terrebonne Gabriel Correa May 22, 2022
111 16 "Chapter One Hundred and Eleven: Blue Collar" James DeWille & Arabella Anderson Tara Dafoe May 29, 2022
112 17 "Chapter One Hundred and Twelve: American Psychos" Tessa Leigh Williams & Greg Murray Gabriel Correa June 12, 2022
113 18 "Chapter One Hundred and Thirteen: Biblical" Janine Salinas Schoenberg & Brian E. Paterson Ronald Paul Richard June 26, 2022
114 19 "Chapter One Hundred and Fourteen: The Witches of Riverdale"[5] Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Chrissy Maroon Alex Pillai July 10, 2022[2]
115 20 TBA TBA TBA July 17, 2022[2]
116 21 TBA TBA TBA July 24, 2022[2]
117 22 TBA TBA TBA July 31, 2022[2]




Filming began on August 30, 2021 and concluded on June 1, 2022.[6]


Critical response



  • The season is expected to arrive on Netflix on August 8, 2022.[7]


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