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Riverdale Boss, Stars Preview Molly Ringwald's Arrival as Archie's Mom

Riverdale Boss, Stars Preview Molly Ringwald's Arrival as Archie's Mom

This Thursday on Riverdale (The CW, 9/8c), Archie and his dad will get a blast from the past… and viewers will, too.

After we caught a fleeting glimpse of her last episode, ’80s teen-movie queen Molly Ringwald makes her formal debut this week as Archie’s mom Mary, who’s been absent for years and is in the midst of divorcing Archie’s dad Fred. And Ringwald’s retro appeal does help, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says: “It is nice when Mary appears, and it’s Molly Ringwald… That does give us a shorthand.” But it’s not just stunt casting,

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