Update: 4:40 pm ET – Aisha Tyler has confirmed to Laughspin that Whose Line is it Anyway? will return to television and she will, indeed, be the host of the revamped show. The CW will premiere 10 episodes this summer with former castmembers Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady. Each episode will feature a special guest. Like on the original show, a “winner” will be announced at the end of each episode. However, if the updated version of Whose Line? is like the original, “winning” will comically mean nothing. A premiere date will be announced later.
Although Aisha Tyler was already having a great year, it just got better. The comedian is enjoying the success of her incredibly popular podcast Girl on Guy, she’s on television every day as a co-host on CBS morning show The Talk, she’s signed a deal to pen a new book and Archer, the stellar animated series on FX on which she plays secret agent Lana Kane, was just renewed for a fifth season. Add to all that the latest– she’ll be hosting the re-vamped Whose Line is it Anyway?
According to a profile in the Wenatchee World in Washington of veteran Whose Line? castmember Ryan Stiles, Tyler is set to host the show, which will premiere in April with the “old cast.” Today, fellow Whose Line? improviser Colin Mochrie confirmed the news in a tweet, saying, “Oh, by the way, Whose Line is coming back. More details later.”
The original American version of the British improv comedy show, headed up by comedian and current Price is Right host Drew Carey, aired on ABC between 1998 and 2004 and then on ABC Family between 2005 and 2007. Main castmembers, in addition to Stiles and Mochrie, included Wayne Brady, Greg Proops and Brad Sherwood.