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Luke Perry's Finale Riverdale Episode Features a "Beautiful" Moment Between Fred and Archie. A moment fans have been dreading is upon us: Luke Perry's final Riverdale episode airs Wednesday, April 24 on The CW. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted the news along with a picture of Perry in character as Fred Andrews. "This week's Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed. As always, Fred's imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son," Aguirre-Sacasa said. "Wish these scenes could go on forever..." In the episode titled "Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear the Reaper," Jellybean (Trinity Likins) goes missing, prompting Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Gladys (Gina Gershon) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) to follow a series of clues to get her home. Meanwhile, Archie (KJ Apa) deals with the fallout from his latest boxing match. The show creator has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Perry since the actor passed away unexpectedly following a stroke in March. After his death, producers Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater, Warner Bros. Television and The CW, said, "We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke's family during this most difficult time." What happens to Perry's character remains to be seen. Riverdale airs Wednesdays, 8 p.m. on The CW. (Eonline)

The Game of Thrones Episode 3 Trailer Will Get You Seriously Excited. The gang's all here -- including the dead! In Game of Thrones, season eight, episode three, the fearless folks of Westeros prepare to face the Night King. The impossibly dark preview features everybody getting ready to hold the line and face the Night King and his army of dead. "The most heroic thing we can do now is look the truth in face," Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) says. There's the scene from the trailer featuring Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) running in the tunnels, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) drawing his sword, a dragon, a flaming arrow and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) not wasting any time when she tells Jon, "The dead are already here," and one moment we can tell will already be amazing Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) instructing the troop. "Stand your ground!" Brienne yells. The great battle is here. Game of Thrones airs Sundays, 9 p.m. on HBO. (Eonline)

Both 'NCIS' Spinoffs Renewed at CBS. 'NCIS: Los Angeles' will return for its 11th season, while 'NCIS: New Orleans,' which had been plagued by behind-the-scenes issues, is back for a sixth. The more things change, the more things stay the same. After NCIS star and exec producer Mark Harmon inked a new deal to return for a 17th season of the flagship drama, CBS has handed out 11th and sixth season renewals for spinoffs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. That all three series are returning could mark a sign of how little things may change for the network following the ouster of CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves, with the veteran executive always typically having a say in both new and returning series. "Both shows have been key pillars to the CBS schedule for several years," CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement Monday. "They offer heroic stories, big stars and have attracted a passionate, loyal fan base. We're excited to have Chris [O'Donnell], LL [Cool J], Scott [Bakula] and these terrific casts back to bring more terrific NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the world." NCIS: Los Angeles is one of just a handful of series to match or better its 18-49 ratings this season. The drama remains a fan favorite, as do stars LL Cool J, O'Donnell, Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah. What's more, CBS is using the spinoff's 10th season to stage a JAG reunion. In the meantime, speculation intensifies that NCIS: LA, a spinoff of JAG offshoot NCIS, could give birth to a new incarnation of JAG. Because CBS clearly (and smartly) loves its franchises. As for NCIS: New Orleans, the Bakula-led spinoff has begun to show its age in its fifth season, as ratings have fallen more than 10 percent as it has proven less capable of succeeding without the NCIS flagship as its lead-in. Additionally, a number of behind-the-scenes issues prompted the firings of former showrunner Brad Kern and executive producer Adam Targum. The three NCIS dramas -- all produced in-house at CBS TV Studios -- join a 2019-2020 broadcast slate at CBS that also includes previously renewed Young Sheldon, Mom, Criminal Minds (for its final season), Blue Bloods and rookies FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood and Magnum P.I. Still to be determined are the futures of Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Instinct, Life in Pieces, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, Man With a Plan, SEAL Team, SWAT, The Code, Fam, Happy Together, Murphy Brown and The Red Line. Keep up with the latest broadcast pilot season pickups,

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