The series, part of the broadcasters drive to re-introduce comedy to its schedules, has been a hit with over 3 million viewers per episode. The CW have ordered 24 new episodes, though a date for the second series has yet to be announced.
“It’s clear that viewers are as excited to have Whose Line back on the air as we are, We have wanted to bring comedy back to The CW for a long time, and Aisha [Tyler], Wayne [Brady], Colin [Mochrie] and Ryan [Stiles] have brought funny to the network in a big way. We’re very excited to have them back for another season.” – The CW boss Mark Pedowitz
The CW’s version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? is just the latest updating of the comedy show which originally launched on ABC in 1998. It ended on ABC in 2004 but was revived by ABC Family in 2005 where it ran until 2007.
The series is based on the British show of the same name. Whose Line Is It Anyway? started out as a radio programme on BBC Radio 4 in 1988 hosted by Clive Anderson who also hosted the Channel Four television series between 1988 and 1998.