March 01, 2013 1:07pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Being Revived by The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is coming back to television.
The CW will bring back the improv comedy series for 10 half-hour episodes this summer, network president Mark Pedowitz said Friday. The Talk's Aisha Tyler will host.
The move marks The CW's return to the comedy genre. A premiere date for the series will be announced later.
Based on the U.K. format, which spawned the 1998-2004 ABC series led by Drew Carey, Whose Line will feature the return of Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who, along with a special guest each episode, will put their comedic skills to the test through a series of improv games. Prompted by ideas from the studio audience and Tyler, the performers use the information and their imaginations to depict different characters, scenes and perform songs. A winner will be named at the end of each episode.
From Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions, Whose Line is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles and Brady. It was co-created by Patterson and Leveson.
For a preview of what's to come this summer: