On May 25, 2021, The CW announced that for its fall schedule, Riverdale would be moving to a new time slot of Tuesdays at 9/8c, behind The Flash. It premiered on November 16, 2021 and will go on hiatus after the airing of the 100th episode. The series will return on March 6, 2022, in its new time slot, Sundays at 8/7c.
"Rivervale" is the first arc of the sixth season and an "eventized" five-week run that according to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is "firmly in the horror gene" and will feature Kiernan Shipka reprising her role as Sabrina Spellman.
|1||"Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale"||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||Gabriel Correa||November 16, 2021|
|WELCOME TO RIVERVALE – Following the explosion that ended Season Five, a new day dawns in the town of RiverVALE, where everything is as it should be. Veronica and Reggie are now the town's power couple, while Jughead and Tabitha move in together. But with Cheryl demanding a return to the "old ways," this serenity will surely not last. And how could Archie and Betty possibly have survived?|
|2||"Chapter Ninety-Seven: Ghost Stories"||Janine Salinas Schoenberg||Gabriel Correa||November 23, 2021|
|THE HAUNTING OF RIVERVALE — A vengeful spirit from folklore, La Llorona arrives in Rivervale to terrorize the rainy town. Betty and Toni find themselves in the specter's path and must seek Cheryl's help to protect the children in Rivervale, including Baby Anthony. Meanwhile, Jughead and Tabitha, along with Veronica and Reggie, experience their own hauntings that begin to put a strain on their respective relationships.|
|3||"Chapter Ninety-Eight: Mr. Cypher"||Greg Murray||Jeff Woolnough||November 30, 2021|
|THE DEVIL COMES TO TOWN - After being visited by a mysterious figure who arrives in Rivervale, the gang find themselves faced with unexpected ultimatums.|
|4||"Chapter Ninety-Nine: The Witching Hour(s)"||Arabella Anderson||James DeWille||December 7, 2021|
|As Bailey's Comet passes over Rivervale, Cheryl and Nana Rose revisit the tragic stories of the Blossom women through the years. Meanwhile, the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event prompts Cheryl to summon a familiar face to Rivervale – Sabrina Spellman.|
|5||"Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox"||Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa||Gabriel Correa||December 14, 2021|
|100th EPISODE — Unnerved by a series of strange happenings around him, Jughead's quest for answers leads him to uncover the truth about Rivervale.|
|6||Chapter One Hundred and One: To Be Announced||TBA||TBA||March 6, 2022|
|7||"Chapter One Hundred and Two: Death at a Funeral"||Ted Sullivan||Tara Dafoe||March 13, 2022|
THE CW GIVES EARLY RENEWALS TO 12 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Picks Up "All American," "Batwoman," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew," "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Walker" For the 2021-2022 Season
The CW Orders Additional Episodes of the Current Seasons of "Walker" and "Superman & Lois"
February 3, 2021 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed 12 of its current scripted series for the 2021-2022 season, including its new breakout hit WALKER, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and CEO, The CW Network. Additionally, The CW is ordering 5 additional episodes for this season of WALKER, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 18, and 2 additional episodes of SUPERMAN & LOIS, bringing its total episode count for 2020-2021 to 15.
"Though we're just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "As The CW's 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, WALKER and SUPERMAN & LOIS, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of WALKER, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years."
The current series being ordered for the 2021-2022 season include a second season of WALKER, which recently scored The CW's most watched series premiere in 5 years, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 4), BATWOMAN (Season 3), CHARMED (Season 4), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 7), DYNASTY (Season 5), THE FLASH (Season 8), IN THE DARK (Season 4), LEGACIES (Season 4), NANCY DREW (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 4). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
- Production began on August 30, 2021, and is expected to continue through June 2022.
- The CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates for The Flash, Walker, 4400 and 11 Others - TVLine
- The CW Renews 12 Series Including Freshman Drama ‘Walker’ - Deadline
- CW Fall 2021 Schedule: Saturday Night’s All Right for Unscripted - The Hollywood Reporter
- The CW Announces Midseason Schedule: ‘Superman & Lois’, ‘Kung Fu’ And More - Decider
- Praise Satan! Kiernan Shipka's Sabrina will officially cross over to Riverdale - EW
- Riverdale After Dark: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (skip to 18:00 and 25:20) - Comic Book Club
- Hermione's Return - Marisol Nichols (@marisolnichols) - Instagram
- The CW Gives Early Renewals to 12 Current Series for Next Season - ViacomCBS Press Express
- ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Begins Production - Decider