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Whose Line Is It Anyway? season 12 to premiere on May 23, 2016

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Summary and storyline

Whose Line is it Anyway? is a long-running American improvisational comedy TV program that is currently airing its eleventh season on the CW channel. The show was developed by Dan Patterson (Room 101, Mock the Week). For the first time the program came out in 1988 on radio BBC 4, and at first it was attended not by professional improvisers, but just funny and talented comedians such like Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and others. From 1998 WLIIA? was aired in the United States hosted by the former stand-up comedian Drew Carrey. The show lasted for 7 years and 220 episodes were broadcast. Permanent participants were Wayne Brady, Colin and Ryan Stiles Makori. The fourth participant is always changing, usually it was an improviser. The show was later revived in 2013, hosted by Aisha Tyler and airing on The CW, with the first episode of the revival airing on July 16, 2013.

Whose Line is it Anyway? is an improvised comedy with four actors who play out various situations, songs and events. Topics for the sketches are offered by the audience or the host. The presenter also sets up the game and the situation and the participants of the program have to improvise.

Viewer reception and chances of renewal

After a six year hiatus, Whose Line Is It Anyway? returned to the small screen in the US on July 16, 2013, this time on the CW channel, with Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady, and Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk) as the hosts. Most notable performers on the program included Colin Mochrie with 255 episodes, Ryan Stiles with 253 episodes, Wayne Brady with 246 episodes (starring seasons 2–7, 9–; recurring seasons 1 & 8), Drew Carey (host) with 219 episodes (seasons 1–8) and Aisha Tyler (host) with 36 episodes (season 9–). On July 18, 2014, The CW announced that the show was officially renewed for a 24-episode eleventh cycle (and third one on The CW) which premiered in the US on April 17, 2015.

Latest developments

UPDATED August 14, 2015: Season 11 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? is currently airing on Monday nights on The CW channel. On August 11, 2015, the network officially announced the renewal of its hit improvisational comedy show for a twelfth round. The new season will debut in 2016. The CW is yet to set the release date of the new episodes, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Whose Line Is It Anyway? season 12 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

UPDATED April 12, 2016: The summer lineup of The CW channel’s programming is finally taking its shape as the network continues announcing the premiere dates for more of its series. A new installment of the long-running improv comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? is scheduled to start airing in the US on Monday, May 23, 2016 in its regular timeslot. Aisha Tyler will be back as the presenter of the entertaining program and she will be joined by three regular cast members Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady. Subscribe to our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of Whose Line is it Anyway? season 12 one day before the show begins.

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Premiere date of Whose Line Is It Anyway? season 12 – May 23, 2016

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0 Deborah Plemmons  2017-10-05 00:15
Just love the show and always watch it, my entire family does but tonight 10/04/2017. We are done after your remark abou the Whitehouse being White on White. Politics should not be part of your show....America is divided enough...not watching anymore and many of my family and friends feel the same way! America loves you and you should love America.
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0 Bev Frerichs  2016-10-02 23:46
I love this show and am happy to learn they are renewed.
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