THE NEWS BUNDLE: The CW Announces 'Whose Line Is Is Anyway?' Revival; Aisha Tyler, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Ryan Stiles Confirmed [UPDATED]


Despite ending its regular run nearly a decade ago, Whose Line is It Anyway? still remains popular thanks to reruns on ABC Family and a slew of lost episodes eventually making their way to the syndicated network as its internet popularity has remained constant. Over the years, Drew Carey attempted to find a spiritual successor in some improv series but none could quite feel the same as the classic ABC series.

However now, it seems we'll be playing Greatest Hits, Scenes from a Hat and more all over again later this year.

On his Twitter account this morning, Colin Mochrie made a major announcement:


TWW expands on the announcement and reveals that Ryan Stiles will be on board as well saying, "Stiles will return to Los Angeles for a new season of Whose Line in April. The Warner Bros. channel plans to revive the show in April with a new host, comedian Aisha Tyler, and the old Whose Line cast."

UPDATE via press release:

The CW is going for laughs this summer by ordering a new take on the hit improvisational comedy series, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler (“The Talk”), it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. Premiere information will be announced at a later time.

The CW’s WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? features the return of Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who along with a special guest each episode, must put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games. Prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience and host Aisha Tyler, our four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode.


Based on the wildly successful U.K. format, which also spawned a previous incarnation in the US that ran for eight seasons on ABC, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady. Co-created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.


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SOURCE: ComingSoon