“Whose Line Is It Anyway” to Return with New Host, New Network
One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a very long time has to be a show that got its start on the BBC in 1988, came over here via BBC America, and then a new version of the show had a successful run on ABC from 1998 to 2006. Now, 25 years after it first hit the airwaves, it is preparing for a 10 episode comeback on The CW.
Whose Line Is It Anyway, while billed as a game show, is one is structure only. It consists of a host (although as crazy as things get sometimes, the term ringmaster could also be used) and four comedians on the stage who come up with funny bits from suggestions given to them by the host and/or the studio audience. This is done by various games, such as weird newscasters. For example:
They are not limited to just skits. There are also musical games also like Irish Drinking Song, and the infamous Hoedown when the zingers are not just aimed at the subject but each other as well. Check out this hoedown.
After being confined to reruns on ABC Family and other channels, a new season of the comedic hit will return to American televisions this summer on the CW. Aisha Tyler (The Talk) has been selected as the new host of the show. Joining her will be three familiar faces from the show’s run on ABC all of which are undisputed masters of the art of improvisation, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Styles, and Wayne Brady. Each week they will be joined by a special guest fourth person and will proceed to let the humor fly.
So far, The CW has only ordered 10 episodes for the show, which is scheduled for the summer. If it gets good numbers in the ratings, it might start another good run on television. I certainly hope so as this is a show that you can count on for excellent jokes and great humor every week. In this day and age, we need all the laughter and jokes we can get!