By now it has become a well-established fact that improv is unquestionably one of the most difficult forms of comedy to do properly. Not only must a performer be funny, but he or she must also be quick enough to guide a scene without any real framework or scripting. That's what has made Whose Line Is It Anyway? so endlessly endearing over the years. If you're a fan of the improv series, then you're in luck; Whose Line Is It Anyway? has officially received a renewal from The CW, as did fellow unscripted series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.
The CW has officially renewed Whose Line Is It Anyway? for its fifth season at the network since its 2013 revival, though this renewal will mark the American version of the show's thirteenth season overall. At this point, no specific details have been revealed regarding the show's premiere date. However, recent seasons of Whose Line Is It Anyway? have typically debuted during the late spring/early summer months, so we can reasonably expect the next season of the comedy series to air within a similar time frame.
Overall it seems that Whose Line Is It Anyway? will continue to abide by the old adage of "if it isn't broken, then don't fix it." With the show's fifth CW season on the way, there doesn't appear to be any major shift in format or style on the horizon. For now, we can expect the typical framework to characterize the show: Aisha Tyler will host every half-hour episode by directing Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, and a random fourth guest in a series improv games in which the points simply do not matter.
In addition to the usual main players, the show has also attracted a number of well-known guest stars. These special guests have included fellow comedians like Keegan-Michael Key, as well as more traditional actors that don't necessarily have any real improvisational background, such as The Flash's Robbie Amell.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? isn't the only series to get some great news from The CW recently. We've also learned that the magic-based competition series Penn & Teller: Fool Us has been renewed for Season 4, giving a new batch of amateur illusionists the chance to trick marquee performers Penn Jillette and Teller with the hopes of performing with them in Las Vegas. Speaking of magic, Masters of Illusion will also bring out a host of dazzling magicians for a new season, its sixth, in 2017. Much like Whose Line, premiere dates have not yet been announced, but it's a phenomenal time for quirky, unscripted television.
CinemaBlend will bring you all of the latest and greatest information related to the recent renewal of these awesome CW series as more details become available. Specific premiere dates for Whose Line is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusions will likely be announced early in the new year. For now, make sure to check out our fall TV premiere guide for more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated fall television debuts.