Riverdale is a Canadian prime time soap opera which ran for three seasons from 1997 to 2000. The series was set in the Toronto community of Riverdale. It focused on a variety of characters and their interactions in everyday life. 94 half-hour episodes were produced. Riverdale was developed by the producers of the British soap opera Coronation Street and produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in association with CBC Television. Riverdale was the first soap to play in primetime on CBC since Dallas several years earlier.