'Riverdale' bid farewell to Luke Perry in emotional episode
CNN video(CNN) - R.I.P., Fred Andrews. CW's "Riverdale" on Wednesday laid to rest the father of Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) in an episode seeped in grief that transcended the world that exists on the small screen. Luke Perry, who portrayed the character, died in March after suffering a stroke at age 52. "Fred Andrews will always be a part of Riverdale." With a befitting tribute, "Riverdale" has brought to a bittersweet conclusion Perry's legacy on television, where his absence will be felt whether you knew him best Fred Andrews or Dylan McKay.
'Riverdale' Boss Explains the Significance of Shannen Doherty's Character in Luke
"After that, we said that this episode really wasn't going to launch any huge stories for this season. It was really going to be kind of focused on [Fred's death] and the emotional effects of that passing for everyone." "And to be honest with you, until almost the last draft of the script, we had Archie going in there," he added. "I remember when we did that episode, Luke called me and said, 'I love that Fred's doing this for Archie. I think he's always wanted to follow in Fred's footsteps and now feels that burden even more so.
'Riverdale' Boss Shares Emotional Photo of Molly Ringwald and KJ Apa Honoring Luke Perry
ET previously confirmed that the one-hour episode will be a special tribute to the late Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews on the hit series for the first three seasons. The moving photo shows actress Molly Ringwald tightly embracing her on-screen son, KJ Apa, with tears in her eyes. "We knew we had to honor Luke and address Luke's death on the show," Aguirre-Sacasa told ET back in May. ABC"Luke and Shannen were really, really good friends," Aguirre-Sacasa told ET in July. RELATED CONTENT:'Riverdale' Cast Reacts to Shannen Doherty Joining Luke Perry Tribute Episode (Exclusive)'Riverdale' Creator on Season 4's Luke Perry Tribute Episode: 'It's a Tear-Jerker' (Exclusive)Shannen Doherty to Guest Star on 'Riverdale': How Her 'Emotional' Role Will Honor Luke Perry
Shannen Doherty's 'Heart Is Shattered' After Death of Her Horse, Picasso
On Tuesday, the BH90210 star revealed that her horse, named Picasso, died suddenly. I guess you're not supposed to have favorites but he was in fact my favorite," Doherty captioned several photos of him. He was for sale but serious professional riders were looking at him to be their Grand Prix horse. Fans of the 48-year-old actress know that she's regularly shared posts about her love for animals in the past, including photos of Picasso and her other horses. In 2017, she shared a black-and-white photo of another horse named Sammy.
'BH90210' Premiere: All the References to Luke Perry on the '90210' Reunion Show
The Gang's (Almost) All Here:FoxWhen we first pick up with BH90210, the gang is gearing up for a special Beverly Hills, 90210 30-year reunion panel in Las Vegas, NV. "Umm, that's not our dress," Garth quickly counters to her best friend. The screen then lingers on Perry's face and the first episode of BH90210 comes to a close. RELATED CONTENT:Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth on Why They're Addressing Past Feud With Shannen Doherty in 'BH90210' (Exclusive)What Is 'BH90210'? Stars Explain the 'Confusing' Premise of New '90210' Reunion Show (Exclusive)Shannen Doherty Says Honoring Luke Perry Is What Made Her Join 'BH90210'
'BH90210': What's Real and What's Fake? Breaking Down the Truth About Your
So what's real and what's fake about BH90210? "So, I have six kids in this version," Spelling clarified to our cameras on the BH90210 set. "I've done a lot of reality TV, which is different from the other cast, so people blur the lines of what's real and not real in my life." The tension between Tori and her BH90210 husband, Nate, is also a nod to Spelling's marriage troubles with McDermott. It's gonna be really interesting for people who try to pick out what's real and what's not."
Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth on Why They're Addressing Past Feud With Shannen Doherty in
ET's Nischelle Turner recently spoke with stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth at the highly anticipated Peach Pit promotional pop-up cafe in Los Angeles, and they revealed that one of the famous on-set dramas that will be addressed is Spelling and Garth's infamous feud with Shannen Doherty. This is what people think of us, so let's kind of go full force into that," Spelling shared. Garth and Spelling famously butted heads with Doherty during their time on the show, and Garth has, in the past, been very open about her clashes with Doherty when they were younger. Garth, Doherty and Spelling have all grown, matured and reconciled since their days on the set of the original show, and will all be appearing onscreen together for the upcoming meta-reboot. RELATED CONTENT:Denise Richards Thanks Tori Spelling and 'BH90210' Cast After Announcing She's Joining the RebootTori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering and More Reunite in New 'BH90210' TeaserShannen Doherty Says Honoring Luke Perry Is What Made Her Join 'BH90210'
What Is 'BH90210'? Stars Explain the 'Confusing' Premise of New '
FoxFirst and foremost, fans should know that BH90210 is the brainchild of long-time friends and former 90210 co-stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. "'What if we did an entire ensemble cast playing a heightened [and] fictitious version of themselves?' So Beverly Hills, 90210 Is Getting a Revival? Ziering says the Beverly Hills, 90210 revival will find the perfect way to honor the late actor. Be sure to watch Entertainment Tonight this Wednesday, August 7 for an entire episode devoted to Beverly Hills, 90210!
Shannen Doherty Says Honoring Luke Perry Is What Made Her Join 'BH90210' (Exclusive)
Shannen Doherty is back in the 90210 to honor her late friend, Luke Perry. "I wasn't attached [before Perry's death]... and it wasn't long after he passed that I finally was like, 'OK, yes,'" Doherty revealed of joining BH90210. As for how the new show plans to address Perry's absence, Doherty revealed that it will "definitely" be spoken about in the series' first episode. As for the specifics behind the show's plan to honor Perry, Elise emphasized the importance of not doing anything "exploitative." RELATED CONTENT:Ian Ziering on How 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival Will Honor Luke Perry (Exclusive)Jennie Garth Shares Heartwarming 'Sign' of Late 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Co-Star Luke Perry's SpiritHow the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast Is Feeling as They Film Reboot After Luke Perry's Death (Exclusive)
Shannen Doherty to guest in 'Riverdale' tribute to Luke Perry
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(CNN) - CW's "Riverdale" has recruited a special guest to help the show pay tribute to late cast member Luke Perry in its upcoming season premiere. "I am deeply honored to pay tribute to Luke on Riverdale," Doherty wrote on instagram. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had said last month the season premiere would be dedicated to saying goodbye to Perry, who appeared on the show since 2017. In a statement, Aguirre-Sacasa said Perry had wanted Doherty to guest since season 1 of the show. "They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role," he said.
Shannen Doherty to Guest Star on 'Riverdale': How Her 'Emotional' Role Will
Shannen Doherty is headed to Riverdale. The addition of Doherty ensures a piece of his legacy will live on in Riverdale. "Luke and Shannen were really, really good friends," Aguirre-Sacasa told ET over the phone last week. Season four of Riverdale premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on The CW. RELATED CONTENT:Shannen Doherty Shares Touching Photos With Luke Perry: 'I'm Struggling With This Loss'Shannen Doherty Says She's 'in Shock' Following Luke Perry's Death: 'I Will Miss Him Everyday'Inside Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty's Incredible On-Screen and Off-Screen Relationship
How the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival Cast Is Spending Their Time Together Off Set
The cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 is as close as ever! Beverly Hills, 90210 premieres on Fox Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. EST. RELATED CONTENT:La La Anthony Teases 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival: 'It's Going to Be Good!' (Exclusive)'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast Returns to the Peach Pit in New Teaser for Reunion Series! La La Anthony on Joining 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival: 'I'm Glad They Are Bringing Some Color' (Exclusive)