Derek Kettela

On The CW's Riverdale, as wholesome girl-next-door Betty Cooper, Lili Reinhart typically sports a slicked-back pony and a variety of modest sweaters. But off-screen, Reinhart is a red-carpet rock star.

She's the end-of-summer fashion inspiration we all need right now.

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Light And Breezy

This fresh-faced star has a talent for making the simplest things look phenomenal. And what could be simpler, or more perfect, for a summery September than a sundress paired with dainty sandals?

Corporate Chic

Tired of the WFH routine? Jazz up your workwear wardrobe with a burst of color and a chic pair of boss-lady pumps. (And don't forget about your walls: A cool, well-placed piece of art will really make your Zoom background pop.)

Neon State Of Mind

Don't give in to pumpkin spice lattés yet—keep the sizzle going by incorporating neon. Fall may roll in on paper September 22, but if we're still spending our days catching rays on rooftops there's no reason we can't channel Reinhart's day-glo style.

The Floral Look

A go-to for the Riverdale star—who normally dons solids in the show—is floral everything. She wore this voluminous Marc Jacobs gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in February, but the bloom-heavy design could light up an Emmys do, too.

In The Details

Not a fan of bold colors, but looking to elevate the darker tones you love? Do what Lili does! The accent trim on this wrap dress provides just the right amount of coral without overdoing it.

Glam Girl

This unforgettable Met Gala 2018 look was custom-made for the actress by H&M. The angelic style—the night's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination"—makes us want to rock shimmery silver all summer long.

Bringing Back The '50s

Like any true fashionista, Reinhart doesn't stick to a single decade of fashion. We can just picture her frolicking through a field of flowers in this 1950s-inspired ensemble.

All Hail The Floral Queen!

Speaking of a field of flowers...If you're ever in doubt, follow Lili's lead: florals galore. They're the key to keeping her looks light, bright, and playful.

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S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore stepping up his selfie game on social media

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By Nate Millado

They take selfies, post thirst traps, and do TikTok dances! Thanks to social media, fans can connect with celebs from top CBS and The CW shows like never before. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite feeds on Instagram that you should be following right now.

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Arielle Vandenberg

Why you should follow @Arielle: Of course the gorgeous host of Love Island graces the cover of Watch's first-ever Beauty Issue—just look at her!—but it's Arielle Vandenberg's LOL-worthy caption game that has us swooning. ("Maybe she's born with it … maybe she's got a screw loose," she posted.) Bonus content of her cute fiancé, Matt Cutshall, and even cuter pup, Stinky.

Love Island airs Tuesdays through Fridays (9–10 p.m. ET/PT) with a special two-hour episode on Sundays (9–11 p.m. ET/PT) on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Shemar Moore

Why you should follow @shemarfmoore: Sure, his six-pack and smoldering selfies should be reason enough to wanna see Moore, but the S.W.A.T. star also uses his massive platform for a good cause: to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

S.W.A.T. begins its fifth season Friday, Oct.1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Queen Grudge

Why you should follow @grudgecat: The scene-stealing Maine Coon cat on Star Trek: Discovery is the purr-fect diversion.

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Folake Olowofoyeku

Why you should follow @thefolake: The trail-blazing star of Bob ❤️ Abishola combines culture and couture.

Season 3 of Bob ❤️ Abishola premieres Monday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Cole Sprouse

Why you should follow @colesprouse: The Riverdale star is less brooding but just as lovable IRL—and with an artistic eye, to boot. The talented photog captures his co-stars behind the scenes in a whole new light.

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Why you should follow @rupaulsdragrace: The official IG account of RuPaul's Emmy-winning reality comp SLAYS all day, with fabulous runway looks, epic lip sync battles, hilarious reads, and makeup tutorials fit for a queen!

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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Why you should follow @jacquelinemwood_1: The Daytime Emmy-winning star of The Bold and the Beautiful ticks all the boxes—family, fashion, fitness, and fun—with her eye-popping 'Gram account.

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Zeeko Zaki

Why you should follow @zeekozaki: The FBI star knows exactly what his 161K followers want—his cheekily named Story Highlights ("Traps") often showcase every inch of his 6-foot-5 frame! Hey, when you've worked so hard to shed 100 pounds, why not show it off?

Season 4 of FBI premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Max Greenfield

Why you should follow @iammaxgreenfield: He cracks us up as earnest optimist Dave on The Neighborhood, but Max Greenfield kept us in stitches during quarantine by sharing his totally relatable mis-adventures homeschooling his daughter.

The Neighborhood returns on Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

Iain Armitage

Why you should follow @iain: We're not sure who's sweeter—the theater-loving teen who plays Young Sheldon or the adorable hamsters he fosters!

Season 5 of Young Sheldon premieres Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Catch up on Paramount+.

David Bradley Lim

Why you should follow @davidbradleylim: The S.W.A.T. badass shares "life from the set, and a little bit off." His stunning vacation photos give us serious FOMO!

S.W.A.T. begins its fifth season Friday, Oct.1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Stream anytime on Paramount+.

Liz Gillies

Why you should follow @lizgillz: Need some style inspo? Fallon's drop-dead threads from Dynasty and are on full display!

Dynasty airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Stream free next day on CWTV.com and The CW app.

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The stars of Riverdale in front of the iconic Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, where much of the show's irresistible "tea" is spilled

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Owned (sometimes) and operated by the beloved Pop Tate (played by Alvin Sanders), Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe is a staple in The CW teen drama Riverdale. The diner sets the stage for almost all of the show's juicy intertwining storylines (past and present). Below, we dish on the most memorable moments and confidential conversations held in the retro booths at this iconic soda shop.

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Prime Investigator

Cole Sprouse as Jughead

Cole Sprouse as Jughead in the Riverdale pilot

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Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) spent most of the first season in a booth at Pop's working on his novel…and investigating Jason Blossom's death. From catching up with his classmates to interrogating Boy Scouts, many of Jughead's adventures begin at Pop's.

Dark Betty Rises

Lili Reinhart as Betty

Lili Reinhart as Betty in "Chapter Three: Body Double"

Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW.

Some of the most twisted plots were cooked up over a milkshake at Pop's. After finding out that Chuck Clayton kept a "playbook" of girls from school, Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) hatch a scheme to get revenge. At the diner, Betty puts on her best doe-eyed, innocent act and bats her lashes at a gullible Chuck, who is soon forced to admit his wrongdoings by a darker, far less naive version of Betty — shocking Veronica, Chuck, and all of us!

And Here's To You, Ms. Gundy

Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, and Camila Mendes

Lili Reinhart as Betty , KJ Apa as Archie , and Camila Mendes as Veronica in "Chapter Eight: The Outsiders"

Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW.

When Betty and Veronica discover that Archie Andrews (played by KJ Apa) is having an affair with his music teacher, they're shocked—and suspicious. After a little digging, the amateur sleuths approach Archie at Pop's to tell him what they've uncovered: Ms. Grundy seemed to appear out of nowhere less than a year ago. This conversation keeps Betty and Veronica on the mysterious Ms. Grundy's tail as the town's shooter.

Saving Pop's

Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, and Mark Consuelos

Camila Mendes as Veronica, Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge, and Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge.

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We all remember when Betty promised to save Pop's from going under after a shooting that injured Fred Andrews (Luke Perry). While she thinks she succeeded in keeping the tradition alive, Hiram and Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) take to a booth to reveal that Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) now owns the diner and plans to use it for his illegal and scandalous dealings.

Speak Easy—and Loudly

Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Camila Mendes as Veronica

Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Camila Mendes as Veronica, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, and Lili Reinhart as Betty in "Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below."

Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW.

With Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Archie sipping shakes together, Veronica reveals her plan to reopen the speakeasy that once existed below Pop's. This business endeavor is eerily reminiscent of Hiram's dealings, and the speakeasy—La Bonne Nuit—sets the stage for some of our favorite scenes.

Archie's Breakout

Ashleigh Murray

Ashleigh Murray as Josie in "Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes"

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After Hiram framed Archie for a shooting he planned, Archie was locked away (and admitted into a "teen fight club"). What kind of friends would the Riverdale gang be if they didn't initiate a breakout plan? Underneath Pop's at a table in La Bonne Nuit, Veronica, Betty, Kevin Keller (Casey Cott), Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) and Reggie Mantle (Charles Melton) plan a distraction to free Archie. Full of disguises and smoke grenades, this getaway kept our hearts racing.

Scheming in Silence

Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.

Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW.

Plans hatched at Pop's don't need to be spoken aloud to come to fruition, especially with Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), who prefers scheming in silence. In her booth at the diner, she sees and hears all—and ensures that drama ensues. When she notices Kevin—that "precious, beautiful, compulsive, piece of trash"—heading for Fox Forest to hook up with his beau, Cheryl calls Betty immediately, knowing it will cause a rift between the friends.

Serve & Protect

Camila Mendes and Vanessa Morgan

Camila Mendes as Veronica and Vanessa Morgan as Toni in "Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens"

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With all the town's drama coming to a boil, Veronica invites Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan) to Pop's to make her an offer: Full-time employment at La Bonne Nuit for the Pretty Poisons, Toni's gang. As security of the underground speakeasy, Toni promises Veronica protection from Gladys Jones (played by Gina Gershon) and Hiram, who are trying to bring Veronica and her business down.

Conspiracy Theories

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse as Jughead in "Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"

Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW.

When Jughead suspects there's a mystery involved, his hunch is usually right. Take the case of the Baxter Brothers books, for instance. His keen eye tells him after the first book is published, a new ghostwriter who has left "literary fingerprints" wrote the next book. This convinces Jughead that his grandfather wrote the first book and left him clues to find in the first-edition Baxter Brothers book. He shares this theory—and ongoing plotline—with Betty at (you guessed it) Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe.

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Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets and Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery

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By Nate Millado

If you can see it, you can be it. They're out and proud, and an inspiration simply by living their authentic selves every day! So in honor of Pride Month, Watch celebrates these talented individuals who continue to break new ground for the LGBTQ+ community on CBS, The CW, Showtime, and Paramount+.

Check out the May/June 2021 issue of Watch to read about even more LGBTQ+ TV trailblazers!

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