The release date for Whose Line Is It Anyway? season 5 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Whose Line Is It Anyway? season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. The CW has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Summer 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series` background and format
An improvisational comedy panel series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? originally aired on ABC and ABC Family between 1998 and 2007, and was revived on The CW in July 2013. The show was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Levinson and is produced by Hat Trick Productions, Warner Bros. Television, Angst Productions and Warner Horizon Television. Aisha Tyler is the current host and Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady are the regular panel members, with a different panel guest taking the fourth seat every episode. All three regular panelists have appeared in the eponymous British show that preceded the US adaptation.
The four panelists engage in short improvisational games, creating characters, sketches and songs right on the spot on the subjects suggested by the audience or preset by the host. There is a score kept, but it`s very arbitrary, with no real competitive element involved, the whole point being the humorous banter rather than winning.
Viewership and renewal prospects
The first two episodes of the current season have averaged above 1.3 million viewers, which is in fact perfectly on par with the previous season`s average. The show is incredibly long-lived, considering the fact that it originated as a radio program in the UK in 1988, and that the three regular panelists have participated in over 250 episodes each. There has been no word on a renewal of Whose Line is it Anyway? For another season, but it has been practically invincible, and with the ratings as steady as it`s delivering its prospects are looking very good. Stay tuned for further information.
UPDATED October 25, 2016: The CW has renewed three of its summer series for another round, and Whose Line Is It Anyway, a popular improv comedy panel program is among them. The show will return in the summer of 2017 with its fifth season on The CW, and its thirteenth overall installment. The three renowned panelists Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady are returning for more fun and games, and the entertaining series is likely to continue its triumphant broadcast, so stay tuned for a release date, tune in and enjoy!
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