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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Photo Credit:  JSquared / The CW
  • Premiered: 
    July 16, 2013
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? 
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  • Tags: improv

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? features the return of cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. They're joined on stage by a special guest comedian, as all four cast members 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 Aisha, these 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 doles out points and then declares a winner at the end of every episode. Although only one guest appears on stage at a time, each 30-minute episode features two celebrity guests, including: Lauren Cohan & Gary Anthony Williams; Heather Anne Campbell & Kevin McHale; Keegan-Michael Key & Candice Accola; Jonathan Mangum & Kyle Richards; and many more.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? returned for its 24-episode second season on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT, with two back-to-back new episodes. The season opener featured Kat Graham and Greg Proops, while Tara Lipinski and Keegan-Michael Kay guest starred in the night's second episode. Plus, these celebrities and comics appeared later in Season 2: Verne Troyer & Nyima Funk; Darren Criss, Jeff Davis & Greg Proops; Michael Weatherly & Greg Proops; and many more stars, like Jeff Davis, Heather Anne Campbell, Jonathan Mangum, Brad Sherwood, and Gary Anthony Williams. On Monday, June 2, 2014, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY switched to a new night -- Mondays at 8-9pm ET/PT -- with The CW airing new episodes at 8pm and encore episodes at 8:30pm. In the first new episode on June 2, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and comedian Jonathan Mangum joined Aisha and the regular cast members in hilarious improv games.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? returned for a new cycle on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT on The CW, with Cedric The Entertainer and guest comedian Gary Anthony Williams joining Aisha, Ryan, Wayne and Colin for the season opener. Four days before the premiere of the new season, The CW announced that the series will move from Fridays to its new night, beginning Monday, July 6, 2015 with all new episodes at 9pm, followed by an encore episode of WHOSE LINE at 9:30pm.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? returned with all new episodes on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 9-10pm ET/PT on The CW. Host Aisha Tyler and cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie welcome guest comedians Alfonso Ribeiro (9pm) and Keegan-Michael Key (9:30pm), who is making his fourth appearance.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYS? returned for a new season on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW, with host Aisha Tyler and cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie all coming back for all-new episodes.

On Monday, June 17, 2019 from 9-10pm ET/PT, The CW premiered a new season of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYS?, debuting back-to-back new episodes: TV host Chris Hardwick, with guest comic Charles Esten (9pm); and guest comic Jonathan Mangum makes his 4th solo appearance (9:30pm). After a six-month break, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYS returned with new episodes on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW.

On Friday, January 8, 2021 from 8-9pm ET/PT, The CW premiered the season opener of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYS?, immediately followed by an encore episode. In the season premiere, guest comic Jeff Davis, makes his 13th solo appearance.
On Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 8-9pm ET/PT, The CW's regularly scheduled Saturday primetime programming began with new back-to-back episodes of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY, which kicked off a new season. These episodes featured: actor Kevin McHale, with guest comic Heather Anne Campbell (8pm); boxing champion Laila Ali, with guest comic Jeff Davis (8:30pm).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Angst Productions
  • Produced by Hat Trick Productions