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Riverdale Casts Shannen Doherty for Special Tribute to Luke Perry

Shannen Doherty | Photo Credits: Michael Tran, FilmMagic

There were mixed emotions as the Riverdale took the Hall H stage at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday morning. The CW drama was there to tease the upcoming fourth season, but it is the cast's first time on the stage since series regular Luke Perry passed away.

The actor died in March after suffering a massive stroke. The series has dedicated every episode of the show to Perry since then, but executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed at Comic-Con that Riverdale has something very special planned to honor the actor in their upcoming Season 4 premiere. Perry's Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty has been cast to play a part in the premiere entitled "In Memoriam."

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Doherty will be playing an "emotional" role in the premiere episode. Guest star Molly Ringwald, who plays Archie's (KJ Apa) mom on the series, will be stepping up to play Mary Andrews full-time in Season 4.

The 90s nostalgia doesn't end there. It was also announced that Dawson's Creek alum Kerr Smith will also be joining the recurring role of Principal Honey. Expect him to be giving the kids of Riverdale High a much harder time than they are used to.

In other news, Riverdale will also be doing a Halloween episode that airs on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Aguirre-Sacasa also teased that someone is definitely going to die. Get ready!

Riverdale premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c.

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Gone Baby Gone! Supernatural Stars Give an Impala Away to Fan at San Diego Comic-Con

Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Jensen Ackles, Supernatural | Photo Credits: Robert Falconer, Robert Falconer/The CW

It's really starting to sink in that Supernatural will come to an end after Season 15. Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Alexander Calvert assembled in Hall H for their final appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, and it was an affair to remember.

In a completely unexpected reveal, Warner Bros. TV announced that someone in Hall H would walk away with a replica of the Winchesters' beloved Chevy Impala, a.k.a Baby. The lucky fans who got up to the mic to ask a question were entered into the impromptu contest, and Jared and Jensen pulled keys out of a raffle bag on stage. A stunned fan named Laura from Grants Pass, Oregon ended up walking away with what will probably be the best Comic-Con giveaway of all time!

That touching moment wrapped the panel, and with one final word from Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki -- which naturally left them both in tears -- the final Supernatural Comic-Con panel came to an end with a standing ovation from fans.

Padalecki, Ackles and Collins broke the news that the show would be ending via Twitter earlier this year. The upcoming 15th season will be the long-running CW show's last. Since then, the cast and crew have been flooding social media with sweet messages to the SPNFamily, as well as promises of "BIG!!! REAL BIG!!!" last ride, and what they'd like to see before it all comes to an end. Judging by the official trailer for the show's 15th and final season, the Winchesters are in for the fight of their lives.

Supernatural returns for Season 15 Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c on The CW.

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Big Brother Producer Addresses Bullying Accusations

Kemi Faknule, Big Brother | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS

Big Brother is at the center of quite a bit of controversy this season, as allegations of problematic editing and bullying are making fans question producers' intentions and obligations.

Last week, after three people of color -- Kemi Fakunle, David Alexander, and Ovi Kabir -- were the first to be eliminated, Big Brother 17 vet Audrey Middleton spoke out about how the show's producers allegedly exploit and "undermine the edits of the minorities" while protecting "the worst individuals," including Gr8ful's Jack Mathews and Jackson Michie. Following Kemi's eviction, members of the Gr8ful alliance, including Head of Household Nick Maccarone and his showmance Bella Wang, again came under fire; this time for allegedly bullying Nicole Anthony, who barely escaped eviction on Thursday.

Big Brother executive producer Allison Grodner has now spoken up about the bullying allegations in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying, "The house dynamics in this social experiment are unpredictable and different every year as people align and realign. The bigger the group, the bigger the chance for some sort of 'mob mentality.' It seems to be that 'mob mentality' that occurred this past week against Nicole. As a large group, they whipped each other up into a frenzy and it became a major story both in and out of the house."

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It's worth noting that the comments do not directly address the contents of the Reality Blurred article published after Kemi's eviction which detailed some of the major differences between what comments made it to air -- particularly when it came to Jack and Michie, who were overheard making threatening remarks about Kemi and David on the live feeds, including an incident in which one of them may have used a racial slur. However, the ousted cast members have since addressed the topic of whether they believe they were targeted based on racial biases.

Kemi Fakunle previously told the site that she believed "bullying" was too strong a word to describe the group's behavior but also admitted to feeling slighted by the fact that she and two other people of color were eliminated and had to try to play back in during the Camp Comeback challenge. "It's hard to say, but yeah, I mean, it definitely doesn't go unnoticed. It's definitely disappointing. There was definitely an in-group vs. out-group feeling in the house and I mean, I really don't know," she told EW, when asked if race may have played a part in them being targeted. "I don't want to say something without being certain about it, but we definitely felt a presence in the house that we weren't a part of."

Ovi Kabir echoed that sentiment in a separate interview with EW, responding to the group's isolation of the banished houseguests and harsh treatment of Nicole Anthony, saying, "I don't think there was blatant racism or anything like that going on as the reason we were targeted. But subconsciously, yeah, I think some things came into play. Kemi, David, and I are three people from different backgrounds that don't share the same commonalities as some of these other houseguests in there. So bonding in certain ways is more difficult for us in those things. And you find whatever you can in the house to single somebody out. And so maybe our differences were the reasons why it played in some people's heads."

Meanwhile, David Alexander said that he didn't think race played a factor in their eliminations. "Based on my awareness and reading people and seeing how Kemi and Ovi worked the social game, and based on me being banished and just losing the first comp, which felt like the lucky comp, I don't think it was racial. I think the cards fell the way that they fell," he told EW. "Like, what if Sam didn't win that veto and save Cliff? What if I didn't get banished? I wouldn't have been there. And if Kemi didn't whisper every time she talked in the house, she probably wouldn't have been evicted. So it didn't feel racial to me based on my read on the game."

Big Brother 21 airs Sundays at 8/7c and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS.

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