Pilot follows the "Archie" Gang in the mythical town of Riverdale.




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Episode credited cast:
Dennis Bowen ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mr. Lodge
Susan Blu ...
Jim Boelsen ...
Paul Thomas Gordon ...
Phil (as Paul T. Gordon)
Jane Lambert ...
Mae Marmy ...
Aunt Helen
Little Jinx
Amzie Strickland ...
Mrs. Lodge
Veronica Lodge (as Hilary Thompson)
Tifni Twitchell ...


Archie, America's ageless teenager, and his comic strip pals are up to their old tricks in a program composed of live-action vignettes. Included are scheming Betty's battle to horn in on Archie's romance with Veronica; dullard Moose's fight to maintain scholastic eligibility; and easygoing Jughead's efforts to remain just a face in the crowd.

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Release Date:

19 December 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


ABC ordered this pilot to be retooled. Another pilot titled The Archie Situation Comedy Musical Variety Show (1978) was made but it was not picked up either. See more »


David Caruso was originally slated to play "Archie Andrews" but was replaced with actor Dennis Bowen. But when the ad appeared in TV Guide in 1976, inadvertently David Caruso was listed as playing the part. See more »


Followed by Sabrina, Super Witch (1977) See more »

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I had this on tape after it first aired
26 July 2006 | by (Western NY) – See all my reviews

Before VHS came along, I used to tape the audio off the TV with a Panasonic recorder that probably cost $200 at the time. I had this on cassette tape after it first aired and listened to it over & over. But now it's long gone and I imagine it will never be resurrected. Any help from out there would be greatly appreciated! I am hoping with all the junk out on DVD that maybe this will be found. Thanks!!

This says I cannot submit this without more text, but I have no more to say. Instead I will recommend a few things off IMDb from my generation:

1) WKRP in Cincinnati 2) Miracle Mile 3) Death Weekend 4) Bugs Bunny/Road Runner cartoons

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