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‘Riverdale’ season premiere to honor memory of Luke Perry

/ 07:07 PM August 06, 2019

Luke Perry will be honored in the season premiere of “Riverdale”, with his former “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-star Shannen Doherty guest starring.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Image: AP/Jeff Christensen

Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, told TV critics on Sunday, Aug. 4 that the episode is “a moving piece” and “a tribute to our friend and a well-respected actor.”

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Perry died in March at age 52 after a massive stroke. His death occurred in the middle of filming for season three and was not mentioned on the show. Producers opted until the season four premiere airing Oct. 9 to address what happened to Perry’s character Fred Andrews, the father of Archie.

Molly Ringwald is expected to have a bigger role as Archie’s mother.

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Doherty stars in Fox’s “BH90210” reboot series debuting Wednesday, Aug. 7. It is expected to also honor Perry. RGA

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