Riverdale Season 5 Episode 11 Return Date, Cast, Trailer, and News

You didn't think this teen soap was out of shenanigans, did you? Riverdale Season 5 is back!

The Cast of Riverdale on The CW

Riverdale Season 5 is here. The CW network drama returned in January 2021 with a brand new season. Really, the beginning of the fifth season was a continuation and conclusion of Riverdale‘s Season 4 story, which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out our review of the latest episode!

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 11 Return Date

Bad news, friends. Riverdale Season 5 is going on hiatus until… the summer. The CW series will be back on July 7th with Season 5, Episode 11. Until then, check out the promo…

Riverdale Season 5 Cast

Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Vanessa Morgan, Mädchen Amick, Charles Melton, and Casey Cott all returned for Season 5. Additionally, Drew Ray Tanner, who plays Fangs Fogarty, has been upped to a series regular.

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Riverdale Season 5 Release Date

Riverdale Season 5 premiered on The CW on Wednesday, January 20. It will not come to Netflix until after the season finale.

Riverdale Season 5 Trailer

Check out the trailer for Riverdale Season 5…

Riverdale Season 5 Episode Guide

Click on the blue links below to read our full reviews.

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 1: Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax

“Betty and Jughead’s investigation into the auteur leads them to the discovery of a secret underground for red-band screenings; Archie agrees to participate in a boxing exhibition against KO Kelly.”

Original airdate: 1/20/21

Read our review of “Climax.”

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Riverdale Season 5, Episode 2: Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders

“Betty and Jughead’s investigation takes a twisted turn after receiving a call from Bret; Archie is forced to make an impossible decision when the person responsible for his father’s death needs his help.”

Original airdate: 1/27/21

Read our review of “The Preppy Murders.”

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 3: Chapter Seventy-Nine: Graduation

“With graduation day around the corner, the gang consider their next steps beyond Riverdale High; Archie learns whether he will be able to graduate with his classmates; FP makes a difficult decision about his and Jellybean’s future.”

Original airdate: 2/3/21

Read our review of “Graduation.”

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Riverdale Season 5, Episode 4: Chapter Eighty: Purgatory

“After spending seven years away from Riverdale, Archie returns to find the town is on the verge of becoming a ghost town; when Toni catches him up on what’s been going on, Archie reaches out to the rest of the gang to return home.”

Original airdate: 2/10/21

Read our review of “Purgatory.”

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 5: Chapter Eighty-One: The Homecoming

“Toni, Alice, Archie and Kevin fight to keep Riverdale High open after learning that its budget has been cut; Veronica gets creative when she discovers Chad is having her followed; Jughead starts a new job after debt collectors show up in Riverdale.”

Original airdate: 2/17/21

Read our review of “The Homecoming.”

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Riverdale Season 5, Episode 6: Chapter Eighty-Two: Back to School

“Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead prepare for their first day as Riverdale High’s newest teachers; Veronica introduces her husband, Chad, to the group; Archie and Toni turn to Cheryl for help restarting the football and cheer teams.”

Original airdate: 2/24/21

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 7: Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky

“Following in his Grandpa Artie’s footsteps, Archie begins to recruit Riverdale’s new volunteer fire department; Toni’s attempt to lure Cheryl out of Thornhill and back into daily life in Riverdale leads to more tension between the two.”

Original airdate: 3/10/21

Read our review of “Fire in the Sky” here.

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 8: Chapter Eighty-Four: Lock & Key

“A big announcement forces everyone to take stock of their current lives; Cheryl sets a risky plan in motion after learning some surprising news about Toni; Jughead tries to make sense of a strange encounter he had.”

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Original airdate: 3/17/21

Read our review of “Lock & Key” here.

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 9: Chapter Eighty-Five: Destroyer

“After the Bulldogs lose several games, Archie and Veronica come up with a plan to boost school spirit; Jughead turns his attention to a student who he thinks needs his help; Betty seeks guidance from Cheryl after being faced with a tough decision.”

Original air date: 3/24/21

Read our review of “Destroyer” here.

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 10: Chapter Eighty-Six: The Pincushion Man

“Archie is caught off guard when his former Army general shows up with some unexpected news; Jughead’s unconventional way to get through a case of writer’s block causes Tabitha to be concerned for his safety.”

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Original air date: 3/31/21

Read our review of “The Pincushion Man” here.

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 11: Chapter Eighty-Seven:

Original air date: 7/7/21