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The CW is putting new episodes of Riverdale on the shelf for the next few weeks. This week, instead of airing a new episode of the series, The CW repeated its March 10 schedule. The Vampire Diaries series finale and retrospective show will aired on March 18. The next new episode of Riverdale, “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders,” doesn’t air until Thursday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview of the episode.

During “Chapter Seven: In A Lonely Place,” the show finally focused on Jughead’s family as we learned about the rift between Archie’s father and his. Archie’s dad Fred re-hired Jughead’s dad FP, without knowing that FP is also a member of the Serpent biker gang.

Meanwhile, the Blossom/Cooper rift went deeper now that everyone seems to know that Betty’s sister Polly is pregnant with the late Jason Blossom’s baby. Veronica also played a game with her mother, who forged her signature to make sure Archie’s dad got the construction contract she needed.

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In “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders,” everyone will learn that FP is a member of the Serpents, which makes Jughead nervous about how everyone will react. Fred also loses his crew just as construction is about to begin, so good old Archiekins tries to get his friends to help. Veronica and Betty also hatch a plan to throw Polly a baby shower.

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DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2017

TIME: 9 p.m. ET

CHANNEL: The CW. Click here to find your local The CW affiliate and type in your zip code.

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders” – “As Fred (Luke Perry) and his crew are about to start construction he loses his crew, which could put his livelihood in jeopardy. Wanting to help his dad, Archie (KJ Apa) and his friends pitch in to help but after one of them is attacked, the gang comes up with a plan that lands them in Southside Serpent territory. With Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) secret revealed, he is worried about how his friends will react. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) suggest throwing Polly (guest star Tiera Skovbye) a baby shower to make her feel better, but Polly is hesitant knowing how everyone feels.”

MAIN CAST:
K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Archie’s father
Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Betty’s mother
Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s mother

Guest Stars
Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper, Betty’s Sister
Hayley Law as Valerie Brown, a member of Josei & The Pussycats
Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones, Jughead’s dad

CREDITS
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on Archie Comics characters
Executive Producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Amy Myrold, Jon Goldwater and Sarah Schechter
Produced by Archie Comics, Berlanti Productions, CBS Television Studios & Warner Bros. Television

Learn more about the cast of Riverdale:

K.J. Apa as Archie on ‘Riverdale’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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‘Riverdale’: Meet the Cast of the New Archie Comics Series

Riverdale gives audiences a new look at the Archie Comics characters, when a murder shakes up the town. Meet the cast of the new CW series.

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Camila Mendes as Veronica on ‘Riverdale’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Newcomer Camila Mendes stars as Veronica Lodge on The CW’s reimagining of the Archie Comics universe, Riverdale. Meet the actress who plays the character.

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Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper on ‘Riverdale’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Lili Reinhart is one of the more experienced young stars on The CW’s Riverdale. She plays Betty Cooper, who is after Archie’s heart.

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Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones on ‘Riverdale’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cole Sprouse has finally escaped the Suite Life and arrived in Riverdale, where he plays Archie’s friend Jughead Jones. Here’s a look at the role and actor.

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Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom on ‘Riverdale’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Madelaine Petsch is another one of the young stars on The CW’s Riverdale. She plays Cheryl Blossom, who frequently annoys Betty and Veronica.

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