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Archie's here. Betty's here. Veronica, too. Reggie's here. And here comes Jughead, and Hot Dog too!
—"Everything's Archie"
One of the most successful cartoon bands ever.

This Filmation series on CBS was based on the popular comic books, chronicling the comic misadventures of Archie Andrews and his friends in the town of Riverdale.

One element in the TV series not previously featured in the comics was that Archie led a bubble gum rock quintet: He and Reggie were guitarists, Betty was the tambourinist, Veronica was the keyboardist, Jughead was the drummer and Hot Dog, Jughead's canine pet, was the conductor. The Archies released several singles and albums; one of their songs, "Sugar Sugar", was a major hit.

Spin-offs and successor series included:

  • The Archie Comedy Hour, which expanded the first show to an hour and introduced Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
  • Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies, which centered on Riverdale's teenage witch, her two aunts and the denizens of Horrible Hall.
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  • Josie And The Pussy Cats, which centered on the titular band travelling the world and solving mysteries, using the Scooby-Doo formula. This was the only Archie Comics cartoon of the era not produced by Filmation, instead being produced by Hanna-Barbera.
  • The Brady Kids, a recycled version of The Archie Show but featured the Brady siblings from The Brady Bunch in place of Archie and his friends (Greg, Peter, and Cindy were guitarists, Marcia was the tambourinist, Jan was the keyboardist, Bobby was the drummer, and Moptop, the Brady siblings' canine pet, can really howl).
  • Archie's Fun House, which featured a Giant Jukebox and a live-action audience of children. Was spun off from "The Funhouse" segments on The Archie Comedy Hour, as well as the "Side Show", which became "Thunderbolt Theater" in this series.
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  • Archie's TV Funnies, which featured animated adaptations of newspaper comic strips such as Dick Tracy.
  • The U.S. of Archie, in which identical ancestors of Archie and his friends participated in American historical events.
  • The New Archie-Sabrina Hour, which was a revival of sorts after years of reruns. Was later split into two separate shows before becoming recombined into a single half-hour syndicated version.
  • The New Archies, featuring the characters in middle school. Produced by Dic Entertainment.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch, a live-action sitcom based on Sabrina The Teenage Witch, portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart from Clarissa Explains It All.
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series (a sequel to Sabrina the Teenage Witch but had a middle school version of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, who was living in a town called Greendale) (co-produced with Hartbreak Films for Dic Entertainment).
  • Archie's Weird Mysteries, which follows Archie and his friends encountering supernatural weirdness in Riverdale. Also produced by DIC.

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