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What to Watch on Thursday: Archie and Jughead go dark in ‘Riverdale’

(L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl and KJ Apa as Archie in the new series “Riverdale.”
(L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl and KJ Apa as Archie in the new series “Riverdale.” The CW

Riverdale (9 p.m., The CW) – In the premiere of this new series based on the “Archie” comics (but a way darker version), the town of Riverdale reels from the tragic death of Jason Blossom, a high school student. Meanwhile, new student Veronica Lodge arrives in town, and Cheryl Blossom stirs up trouble among the others while keeping a few secrets of her own. The series also lands on Netflix Friday.

Scandal (9 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 6 premiere, the shocking results of the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas set off an explosive outcome.

Pure Genius (10 p.m., CBS) – In the series finale, Angie tries to target her mother’s illness using radical technology.

Baskets (10 p.m., FX) – Chip gets the chance to pee in the cowboy toilet.

How to Get Away with Murder (10 p.m., ABC) – The D.A.’s office continues to build a case against Annalise for arson and murder.

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