Here’s what we do know: The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? TV show has not been cancelled. We also know the littlest network has announced that there are new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? coming in the summer of 2018. Back in October, star Colin Mochrie tweeted that the series had received a renewal. Today’s press release, instead, makes it sound like those episodes were already in the can and may not be part of a new, 14th season.
Airing on The CW television network, Whose Line Is It Anyway? is a comedy improv series, hosted by Aisha Tyler. The show features Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Mochrie improvising, along with a guest comics. The cast tests its comedic chops with improvisational games. At the end of each round, Tyler awards points for their work, and those points count for absolutely nothing. Frequent guests include Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: A Look at the Ratings
The 13th season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? averaged a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.10 million viewers. Compared to season 12, it was down by 22% and down by 8%, respectively. Although the ratings have fallen over the years, Whose Line Is It Anyway? was still the second best rated summer TV series on The CW, during the 2016-17 television season.
Sometimes a renewal stalls out, not because the network doesn’t want a new season, but because the network is in the midst of contract negotiations. That could very well be the case here, considering that today, The CW did renew Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion. When we know more, you will too.
Check out this CW press release excerpt, to learn more.
“PENN & TELLER: FOOL US,”
“MASTERS OF ILLUSION” AND “WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?”
WILL RETURN TO THE CW IN 2018
November 14, 2017 (Burbank, CA) ─ The CW Network has ordered new seasons of the hit magic series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION. Fixtures of The CW’s original summer programming strategy, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION will join never-before-seen original episodes of the improv comedy WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? in Summer 2018. Premiere dates and times will be announced later.
Based on the wildly successful U.K. format, which also spawned a previous incarnation in the U.S. that ran for eight seasons on ABC, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? is from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Whose Line Is It Anyway? TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season 14 on The CW? Sound off, in the comments.