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Molly Ringwald joins The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ cast, report says

Molly Ringwald, above in Manhattan on Nov. 1,

Molly Ringwald, above in Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2016, is set to play Mary Andrews, the mother of beloved comic book character Archie Andrews, in the upcoming The CW series "Riverdale." Photo Credit: Getty Images for ICP / Nicholas Hunt

Iconic 1980s star Molly Ringwald will play Mary Andrews, mother of Archie Andrews, in “Riverdale,” The CW’s upcoming drama series re-imagining characters from the Archie Comics canon.

The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday that Ringwald, 48, will be a recurring guest, scheduled to appear in episodes 10 and 11. Her character had left the town of Riverdale two years earlier, and has returned to reconnect with her son and with her husband Fred (Luke Perry).

The series is set to premiere Jan. 26. Ringwald’s films include “Sixteen Candles” (1984), “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and “Pretty in Pink” (1986).

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