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Has The CW Finally Cracked the Case of Nancy Drew?

ALSO: Riverdale, Rhythm + Flow, The Masked Singer, American Horror Story: 1984, Stumptown, and more
  • Kennedy McMann stars in Nancy Drew (The CW)
    Kennedy McMann stars in Nancy Drew (The CW)
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    Nancy Drew has traveled a bumpy path to its premiere tonight on The CW, with two attempts at reworking the classic mystery book series failing to make it to air in recent years. As our resident pilots expert Jean-Maxime Renault wrote in his review of the pilot script last spring, this version looks like a good fit for The CW, and its producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl) certainly know a thing or two about teen drama.
     
    SERIES PREMIERE: The series premiere of Nancy Drew sees the tables turned on everyone's favorite sleuth, as Nancy (Kennedy McMann) is named the prime suspect in a society murder until her own investigation unearths clues connecting the case to another unsolved killing from years earlier. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on CW

    SEASON PREMIERE: The season premiere of Riverdale takes a turn from the absurd to the serious as Archie (K.J. Apa) receives a life-altering phone call in an episode that bids farewell to the late Luke Perry. Shannen Doherty guest stars. Watch the preview 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE: Netflix jumps into the musical competition game with Rhythm + Flow. The series follows judges Tip "T.I." Harris, Cardi B, and Chance the Rapper as they search for rap's next superstar performer. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Tonight brings the final week of the preliminary rounds on The Masked Singer, with either the Fox, the Flower, the Eagle or the Penguin being unmasked by the episode's end. Now if only we could say goodbye to those judges. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    NEW EPISODE: Mr. Jingles continues his relentless pursuit on American Horror Story: 1984, as the counselors of Camp Redwood run for their lives. Watch the teaser 10:00 PM ET on FX

    NEW EPISODE: Looking to become certified as a private investigator, Stumptown's Dex (Cobie Smulders) turns to a veteran of the business for guidance. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Survivor gives one castaway the chance to gain an advantage by completing a dangerous task. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
    • South Park celebrates its 300th episode with Cartman refusing to get vaccinated. 10:00 PM ET On Comedy Central
    • Isle of Chimps explores Ngamba Island, where rescued chimpanzees survive and thrive. 8:00 PM ET Smithsonian
    • Taken at Birth follows the case of Thomas Hicks, a doctor who sold more than 200 stolen babies in the 50s and 60s, while attempting to track down those now grown children and reunite them with their biological families. 9:00 PM ET on TLC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Nancy Drew, The CW, Riverdale