"WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY" IS RETURNING...WITHOUT DREW CAREY
The CW confirmed the show’s return with a press release this afternoon, saying that new episodes of Whose Line will air on the network this summer. A premiere date will be announced at a later time.
The new incarnation will be hosted by The Talk host Aisha Tyler, a comedian who also stars on FX’s Archer. Master improvisers Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady — all cast members of the original show — will appear in each episode, along with one special guest comedian.
There’s just one thing missing from the revived series: original host, producer, and occasional improviser Drew Carey, who apparently has no involvement in the new Whose Line. When asked for comment, Carey’s rep told EW that she hadn’t heard anything about the revived show. Carey hosted a similar program, Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza, on the Game Show Network in 2011. Both Stiles and Mochrie made frequent appearances on Carey’s series.