Mark Consuelos to Make Major TV Appearance (& This One Doesn’t Involve Wife Kelly Ripa)

Mark Consuelos is returning to the small screen. (And no, we’re not talking about Live with Kelly and Mark.)

This week, the 52-year-old actor confirmed that he will reprise his role of Hiram Lodge in tonight’s episode of Riverdale, airing on The CW at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Consuelos celebrated the exciting news by sharing a promotional photo on Instagram to remind viewers what they’ve been missing.

The photo featured Consuelos posing as Hiram Lodge in what appears to be a classroom. The caption read, “He’s Back…. Wednesday 6/28 on the @thecwriverdale.”

The episode, titled “Chapter One Thirty: The Crucible,” is the 13th installment of the show’s seventh—and final—season. While discussing the highly anticipated conclusion, Mark Pedowitz (CEO of The CW) promised fans that Riverdale will get the ending it deserves.

“I am a big believer in attempting to give series that have had long runs an appropriate sendoff,” he said. “We had a long conversation with [executive producer] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] yesterday, who is thrilled by this news, and we will treat the show in the manner it deserves. We want to make sure it goes out the right way.”

Shane Harvey/The CW

Consuelos has starred in six seasons of Riverdale since it premiered in 2017. (He was introduced in season two.) He portrayed a manipulative businessman named Hiram Lodge, who is also the father of Veronica (Camila Mendes). Other cast members include KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan.

Welcome back, Hiram Mark.

Want all the latest celebrity news sent right to your inbox? Subscribe here.

Kelly Ripa ‘Caught’ Photographing Husband Mark Consuelos (and the Pic Already Has Over 50K Likes)

Greta Heggeness

Senior Editor

Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
read full bio

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.