The CW sets final season premiere and finale dates for Riverdale and Nancy Drew

The CW sets final season premiere and finale dates for Riverdale and Nancy Drew
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Mark your calendars — the end is in sight for Riverdale and Nancy Drew. The CW announced on Friday that both of the long-running, fan-favorite dramas will debut their final seasons this spring.

Archie Comics series Riverdale's seventh and final season will premiere Wednesday March 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following an episode of The Flash. Nancy Drew will then premiere its fourth and final season on Wednesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an episode of Riverdale.

Riverdale, Nancy Drew
Riverdale, Nancy Drew

Michael Courtney/The CW; Jeff Weddell/The CW KJ Apa on 'Riverdale'; Kennedy McMann on 'Nancy Drew'

It all leads to one big night of series finales this summer, as both Riverdale and Nancy Drew will end their runs on the same night: Wednesday, August 23.

"Riverdale and Nancy Drew are two beloved CW series with some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in all of television, and these final seasons are true gifts to them," The CW President Brad Schwartz said in a statement. "As we prepare to say farewell to these iconic characters, there are still plenty of surprises and shocking twists packed into both series as they conclude at the top of their game."

Season 7 of Riverdale is taking a wild trip to the 1950s, according to the official release. Picking up where last season ended, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) finds himself trapped in the '50s. He has no idea how he got there, nor how to get back to the present. His friends are no help, as they are living seemingly authentic lives, similar to their classic Archie Comics counterparts, unaware that they've ever been anywhere but the '50s. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is the classic all-American teen, coming of age, getting into trouble, and learning life lessons. Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is the girl next door, starting to question everything about her perfect life — including her controlling mother Alice (Madchen Amick). Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is a Hollywood starlet who moved to Riverdale under mysterious circumstances. Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) is the Queen Bee with a withering wit and a secret longing. Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) is an activist fighting for the Black students of recently integrated Riverdale High. Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) is a "square" crooner wrestling with his sexual identity. Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton) is a basketball star from farm country. And Fangs Fogarty (Drew Ray Tanner) is a greaser who's destined to be an Elvis-type star. It isn't until Jughead is visited by Tabitha Tate (Erinn Westbrook) — Riverdale's Guardian Angel — that he learns the cosmic truth about their predicament. Will Jughead and the gang be able to return to the present? Or will our characters be trapped in the 1950's forever? And, if so … is that such a bad thing?

As for Nancy Drew, the adaptation of the iconic novels about the legendary teen detective follows Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and her sleuthing team of close-knit friends: George Fan (Leah Lewis), whose desire for justice has brought her fighting spirit to the courtroom as an aspiring law school student, a path she must forge despite her disadvantaged background; Ned "Nick" Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), whose broken engagement with George has left him single, back on the dating scene, and focused on becoming a rising star as a local businessman; Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani), who is eager to become the town's guardian of dangerous supernatural secrets, only to encounter a threatening new foe who's hellbent on leading a witch-hunt to undermine Bess's mission; and Nancy's star-crossed love Ace (Alex Saxon), who must confront the deathly curse keeping him and Nancy from acting on their feelings for each other. Season 4 begins as Nancy launches a new investigation to find a group of missing bodies from Horseshoe Bay's cemetery that have been dug up and stolen — or have possibly risen. As Nancy is drawn into this ghostly case, a string of unexplained paranormal crimes leads the Drew Crew to believe that the literal sins of the town's past have returned to haunt the living.

Meanwhile, Nancy struggles with yearning for Ace, the man she loves. But when a slow-burning attraction begins between Nancy and the son of Ryan Hudson's newest enemy, Nancy must decide whether this love interest is worth the ire of both her father and Ace — whose own heart may also be tempted by a new relationship. Nancy's exploits this season will bring the Drew Crew numerous standalone cases, stunning twists, humor, and unexpected romances as they are drawn into a season-long mystery unlike any they have had to solve before. When Nancy's efforts to protect her seaside hometown from the sins of its past backfire, she must do the unthinkable to save her friends from both the supernatural and earthbound threats coming for them — and it could cost her everything, and everyone, she's ever loved.

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