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Riverdale Airs Luke Perry's Bittersweet Final Scene as Fred Andrews. We now know what Luke Perry's final Riverdale scene was, and it was a fairly fitting one. Fred Andrews, who Perry played from the pilot until his death on March 4, hasn't yet been written off the show, but according to executive producer Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, Wednesday night was the last episode Perry filmed, and his last scene was "a beautiful, true moment between a father and his son," which is fairly accurate. At the end of last week's episode, Archie's boxing opponent Randy died in the ring, which was distressing for many reasons, as he was also foaming at the mouth at the time. Veronica spent much of Wednesday night's episode trying to prove that it was Elio's drugs that killed Randy, while Archie was racked with guilt anyway. Lucky for him, Fred was there to at least offer him some comfort. "Son, from everything you've said, it's clear that Randy died from those drugs. An autopsy will support that. You're innocent." "But I'm not, dad," Archie said, because he knew Randy was using the drugs and could/should have stopped the fight, but he didn't want to forfeit. "I'm never stepping into that ring ever again. Unfortunately for Archie that wasn't true, but at least he had a nice moment with his dad before he had to box again. Elsewhere in Wednesday night's episode, the Jones family had to go to some great lengths (including robbing Pop's) to save Jelly Bean from having been kidnapped, and Betty continued her quest to figure out what the heck is going on with the Farm ahead of Alice's impending wedding to Edgar. The biggest thing she discovered is that Evelyn has been a 26 year-old masquerading as a teen this entire time (...LOL), transferring to new high schools over and over again, redoing her junior year to recruit teens into the cult. In fact, she's actually Edgar's wife, and not his daughter. Alice was not surprised to learn this information, and definitely not discouraged from marrying him (probably helps that he's Chad Michael Murray), and all Betty's actions did was make the Farm even more intent on getting Betty into the Farm. Betty's still not into it, and now she's got something new to worry and wonder about: it appears that her dad died while he was being transferred to Hiram's cushier prison. But are things ever quite as they appear on this show? He is a serial killer, if a sort of clumsy one. Josie, meanwhile, got her dad to come see her play at La Bonne Nuit, and asked him if she could join him on tour. After he saw her play, he agreed, and told her they had a gig the next night. This makes sense given Ashleigh Murray's upcoming move to the Katy Keene spinoff series, but this makes no sense given the fact that Josie is still a high school student. Poor Archie now doesn't get to take her to prom like he was planning. The Gargoyle King has also returned, because the drama never stops in Riverdale. Perry died on March 4 after a massive stroke and was laid to rest in Tennessee. "We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry," Riverdale executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater, along with Warner Bros. Television and the CW said in a statement at the time. "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." Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW. (Eonline)

HBO's 'Euphoria,' 'Grey's Anatomy' added to ATX lineup. More shows have been added to the ATX TV Festival 2019 lineup. ATX, which runs June 6-9 in Austin, Texas, announced on Wednesday that HBO's upcoming series "Euphoria" starring Zendaya will open the festival on Thursday night. It will screen the show, followed by a Q&A with creator Sam Levinson and cast members Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira and Eric Dane. "Grey's Anatomy" will also screen an episode from Season 15. The screening will be followed by a panel with showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff, co-executive producer and writer Elisabeth R. Finch and stars Camilla Luddington and Kim Raver. Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Emily Arlook and Jordan Buhat will be on hand to chat about Freeform's "Grown-ish." There will also be a screening of FXX's "Archer." Earlier this month, ATX announced Hulu's upcoming "Veronica Mars" revival would be coming to the festival, although it hasn't announced which cast members will be in attendance. The cast of "Greek" and "Men in Trees" will also reunite this year, as well as panels for show's including "Atypical," "City on a Hill," "Into the Dark," "Tremors" and "One Day at a Time." (PageSix)

Riverdale Airs Bittersweet Final Episode That Luke Perry Filmed -- Nearly 2 Months After His Death. The late actor appeared in the final scene that he filmed for the CW series ahead of his death. Riverdale fans are saying goodbye to Luke Perry's character. Perry, who died on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke, played beloved Fred Andrews for nearly three seasons on the drama. And on Wednesday night's episode, the late actor appeared in the final scene that he filmed for the CW series ahead of his death. After Archie (K.J. Apa) was accused of murdering fellow boxer Randy during a fight in the ring, Fred attempted to comfort his son. "From everything you've said, it's clear Randy died from those drugs. An autopsy will support that. You're innocent," Fred told Archie. The teenager had doubts, though: "I'm not, dad. I knew. I knew Randy was using. I could have stopped the fight, but I didn't want to forfeit." "I'm never stepping into that ring ever again," Archie continued. "I can't." It's not clear how Fred's storyline will end, but Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed on Sunday that this week's episode was the last one that the actor filmed. "This week's #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed," Aguirre-Sacasa wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of Perry as Archie's dad. "As always, Fred's imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son." "Wish these scenes could go on forever... ????????????," he added. Aguirre-Sacasa admitted in March the cast and crew were still struggling to come to terms with Perry's death. "You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are all still processing and grieving," he said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "We know that we have to address it in some way, but we're giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honor him." Perry was hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Feb. 27 after paramedics were dispatched to his home in Sherman Oaks, California. A source told PEOPLE he never regained consciousness. On March 4, Perry's rep confirmed that the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor had died at age 52. According to a copy of his death certificate obtained by PEOPLE, Perry was buried in Dickson, Tennessee, one week after his death. The actor was a part-time resident of Tennessee and had owned a farm there since 1995. Riverdale airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on the CW. (People)

The Big Bang Theory Cast Has Read the Series Finale and Now They're Crying. Sounds like the last episode of The Big Bang Theory is going to be a tearjerker. The final table read happened on Wednesday, and the cast documented some of their feelings on Instagram after finishing the final page. Kaley Cuoco in particular appears to have had trouble keeping it together. "Yea, didn't sleep," she captioned a pic of the final page, which reads "End of Series." She followed that up with a pic of her in tears and followed that up with a pic of the script covered in used tissues. "Prepare yourselves...for a finale that has truly given me a loss for words," she wrote before leaving us with the start of that catchy theme song. "Our whole universe..." Sing it with us now: ...was in a hot dense state, then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started, wait... Cuoco's tears have been a concern for this final episode, as she told E! News earlier this spring, and it's actually going to be filmed a little differently than the typical episode, which is filmed in front of an in-studio audience. "We're actually going to pre-shoot the whole thing, so we'll have shot it, and then we will have an audience taping," she said on Daily Pop. "That was probably because they knew I'd be crying the entire time. So we still want the audience experience...so we're gonna still do the audience, but we will have taped it and shot it beforehand, so if the tears come unexpectedly, then that's just what's going to happen, because I guarantee you it's going to happen." Kunal Nayyar also posted a pic of the "End of Series" page, captioned simply: "Just read the final episode...Gnite." "Roughest page ever read," Johnny Galecki commented. Melissa Rauch posted a before pic, featuring the entire cast and creative team, including EPs Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Steve Molaro, Steve Holland, and more. "About to go into our table read for the series finale, written by this group of geniuses, AKA: the heart and soul of The Big Bang Theory," she wrote. "People often ask what the secret is behind the success of the show...well, it's no secret...it's the sheer brilliance of these incredible minds. Love them all so very much." While Galecki didn't post about the table read himself, he has also been honoring some of the behind-the-scenes people who keep the show running, including the wardrobe department, the writer's room, and the transportation department. The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. and the series finale will air on May 16 on CBS. (Eonline)

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