UPDATE: (3/1/13 1:30 PM PST) The CW Network has issued a press release announcing the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, confirming that Aisha Tyler will host and that the show will debut sometime this summer. Take a look at the official details.
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.
Original Story: The improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? is coming back with a brand new season, according to Colin Mochrie, one of the many improv comedians who were featured on the show. Take a look at the comedian's brief message on his Twitter page.
Oh, by the way, Whose Line is coming back. More details later.— Colin Mochrie (@colinmochrie) March 1, 2013
Another one of the show's stars, Ryan Stiles, also confirmed the news in a recent interview, which revealed that Aisha Tyler (Archer) will be hosting. The new series will begin production this April in Los Angeles. The Ryan Stiles piece said that the Warner Bros. channel is reviving the show, which is international. It isn't known which US channel will air the revamped series.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? originated as a radio broadcast before becoming a British TV show in 1988, featuring Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Michael McShane, Stephen Frost, Tony Slattery, Greg Proops, and a host of other comedians.
ABC launched an American version in 1998, which ran for eight seasons, hosted by Drew Carey. Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles were two of the only holdovers from the British show, with a new cast that included Wayne Brady, Brad Sherwood, and many more.