Riverdale

Here's a quick tour of Luke Perry on "90210"


(Right below this, you'll see a brief commentary on Luke Perry, who died Monday. Now a cable channel has set some key reruns for this weekend. Here's the story I sent to papers.)

By Mike Hughes

TV viewers can get a
quick tour of Luke Perry's “90210” years this weekend.

Luke Perry: His life was echoed by Fred Andrews, Archie's dad


The death of Luke Perry -- only 52 and forever a "90210" teen-ager in many minds -- was a jolting surprise. Here's the quick-turnaround story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Luke Perry soared in
opposite TV roles – the rich teen in Beverly Hills and the
hard-working, blue-collar dad in Riverdale.

And in real life? It
was the latter, all the way.

TV's biggest surprise romance? We'll say it's Jughead and Betty


TV critics are supposed to be immune to any surprise. We've seen the Red Wedding on "Game of Thrones," the fictional election on "Scandal," the real one on the news. Still, my biggest surprise came last Thursday (March 2), when Jughead and Betty had a warm kiss. This week (March 9), they're dating and happy; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Surprise: Lowly CW is in a state of excess


OK, here's one more look at what's ahead this fall. The previous four blogs look at the plans for the four big networks. This morning (Thursday), CW added is line-up; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

For a last-place
network, the CW is in a rare state of excess.