Friday, March 1, 2013

'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Returns to TV!!

Brad Sherwood, Colin Mochrie, Kathy Kinney, and Ryan Stiles perform
on the original "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Many moons ago, I interviewed Colin Mochrie, one of the stars of improv comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" While expressing an interest in transitioning to movie acting, Mochrie added:
"I love doing "Whose Line...", and it's something I hope I can do forever--which is totally unreasonable--but it definitely is my first love."
Looks like the actor/comedian will get his wish, as "WLIIA?" is returning to TV, and Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie are all set to appear in the new incarnation. The three will be joined each week by a special guest, and the opportunities for hilarity are endless.

Aisha Tyler of "The Talk" will be hosting the reboot. The actress recently guest starred as Jake's mother on "Glee," and has also appeared on "Friends," "24, and "CSI," along with voicing the character Lana Kane on "Archer." Tyler also has a background in stand-up, and hosts a spicy series of podcasts featuring her comedian friends called "Girl on Guy," so she won't have any problem bantering with the improv players.

The new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is being picked up by the CW. It's a good way for the channel to lure in some more adult viewers, without alienating their core teenage viewership.

What do you think, TV fans? Are you excited about a "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" revival?

PHOTO: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" screencap, ABC, fair use.

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