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A Very Special And Enthralling Announcement
by Diane (proopstradamus )
at November 22nd, 2010 (02:06 pm)
excited

current mood: excited

Some of you might recall that earlier this year, back in February, I made a very tantalizing announcement... that there was a possibility that "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" would be returning to television, but in the form of the live show "Improv Allstars". I had been fortunate enough to be a part of and witness the pilot for the new show, and since then, I have been keeping very close tabs on any and all news I could obtain concerning it.

It seemed like such a long shot. No one thought it would actually get picked up and become reality. We all had our doubts, and yet, we sat patiently with fingers crossed.

Well, the waiting is over, and it is time to celebrate and spread the cheer...

The pilot for the new improv show, featuring Drew Carey and the stars from Whose Line, has officially been picked up by The Game Show Network (GSN), and will air in the spring of 2011!



Yes, you heard me right! The new show is happening!! It is momentous indeed, for it is the closest thing to a Whose Line revival that we will ever get. The new series (which has yet to be named) will include forty episodes (yes, forty!), half hour in length, all of which will be filmed at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning January 13th 2011.

Though it is unclear at this point in time who all will be involved and featured on the new show, we can assuredly assume that Greg Proops will be a part of it. The other individuals who were a part of the original pilot were Ryan Stiles, Kathy Kinney, Chip Esten, Jeff B. Davis, Jonathan Magnum, and new face Heather Anne Campbell. (But just because these performers were a part of the pilot, doesn't necessarily mean that they will be a part of the new show - though we think that it is fairly safe to say that they will be.) All we can tell you is this: articles are claiming that the new show will feature a rotating cast of 'Drew Carey's improv friends' and some special 'guest stars'. Please see the bottom of this post for the official cast list!!

The format of the pilot was Improv Allstars. A host of the games played included Freeze Tag, Sentences, Fairytale, Change, Film And Theatre Styles, Forward Reverse, Moving People, Sound Effects, and Greatest Hits (just to name a few). Improv Allstars - like the other touring live shows featuring the men from Whose Line - does not have a points system. There is no person behind a desk with a buzzer. The games are short form, but they aren't rapid fire (such as Hats or Props were). However, this being said, we still cannot determine if the actual show is going to be based off of how the pilot was, or if changes are going to be implemented. It has been said, however, that there will be no pre-determined suggestions - everything will come straight from the audience (as how it is with the live shows).

If you don't have GSN on your cable or satellite, and you would love to see the show, never fear - we will do our best to host the episodes on the site for you to be able to download and watch. However, because the show is brand new, ratings will likely be important, and we highly encourage each and every fan of Greg and Whose Line and comedy and improv in general to support the new show. It will need all of the love it can get so that it survives for more than just a single season (let's not see it go south the way Green Screen Show did). Please help us spread the word about the new show. Tell it to your family, friends, neighbors, strangers in a cafe, wherever, whenever. We want this news to spread like wildfire, both on the internet, and by word of mouth. This is an important and exciting opportunity for both the fans and the performers. Let's make certain it becomes something special and well-loved.

We will be sure to keep everyone posted with updates on the show as it develops! Until then!

EDIT: As a lot of folks are seeing this post from Reddit, I will also include the information in our most recent post concerning the cast list:

I am writing you all now with a bit of an update! I have found out the official cast list for the show. It includes a vast majority of the U.S. Whose Line old guard, a few folks from Drew Carey Show / Green Screen Show, and a couple of new faces as well:

Drew Carey
Ryan Stiles
Greg Proops
Chip Esten
Jeff B. Davis
Kathy Kinney
Heather Anne Campbell (was in pilot)
Allison Bosma (brand new)
Jonathan Magnum
Colin Mochrie
Brad Sherwood


The show will also occasionally include surprise guest stars.

However, how the cast will work is still unknown. Greg (Proops) is telling me that the details are still yet to be hashed out completely; no one knows who all is filming on what days (or if it's going to be the entire cast). Colin and Brad tour with their two man show, and a few of their tour show dates conflict with the filming schedule (specifically January 15th, 20th, and 22nd). So either they will not be filming those days, or they will have to reschedule those tour dates. We shall have to see!

The show still currently remains nameless, too - though I am speculating that there's a good chance it's just going to be called 'Drew Carey And The Improv Allstars'. But I could easily be wrong in that department.

Hope everyone is getting excited for the new series!

If you want more news concerning the new show, please follow us here, or on our main website, Greg Proops Net (http://www.greg-proops.net) or Ryan Stiles Net (http://www.ryan-stiles.net).

Comments

Posted by: autumn_rose07 (autumn_rose07 )
Posted at: December 6th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
Happy News!

This is happy news, indeed! I am so excited, and thank you for posting this!! I shall be eagerly awaiting it's debut on GSN!

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: December 6th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
Re: Happy News!
Greg Proops Giving You A Reason

You're very welcome. :) Feel free to subscribe to this community for further updates concerning the show (and possible downloads, pictures, info, etc.). I have also made a more recent post with the cast list.

Posted by: Joanna Fantozzi (Joanna Fantozzi )
Posted at: December 6th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hey!

This is awesome; I love Whose Line Is It Anyway!! How come Wayne Brady isn't a part of this show?

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: December 6th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey!
greg proops microphone

No one knows exactly why Wayne isn't going to be a part of the cast. Wayne has many of his own projects going on, which might be why. He also hasn't worked with any of the other cast save for Jonathan Magnum and Greg Proops in many, many years. However, there is speculation that he will be one of the guest stars on the show.

Glad to hear that you are excited for the new show!

Posted by: sommac (sommac )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)

Great news, can't wait to watch the new show - any word if Colin Mochrie is participating?

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Greg Proops Headphones

Yes, Colin Mochrie will be a part of the new show. Please see the most recent post in this community to see the full cast list. :)

Also, I might ask, where did you find this post? A lot of people who are not watching this comm. have been suddenly coming on and commenting on this post. I was wondering if it was linked somewhere, or if someone was redirecting you to it? It's a good thing, I was just curious if someone was promoting this news bit. :)

Posted by: David Patrick (David Patrick )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
There ya go

http://www.reddit.com/r/entertainment/comments/egtrc/drew_carey_and_the_stars_from_whose_line_is_it/

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: There ya go
I've Got A Big Cookie

Thank you very much!

Posted by: tom connolly (tomconnolly )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)

reddit

Posted by: sommac (sommac )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)

thanks for responding - as the person below linked - I came from Reddit!

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Gregory

I have attached information to this post concerning the cast list and some links to where I'll be posting further updates. I also invite anyone interested to watch this LJ community as I'll also be posting updates here as well.

Posted by: kamuitheturk (kamuitheturk )
Posted at: January 3rd, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)

Best. News. EVER!!!!

My whole family and a lot of my friends are really into Whose Line, so the thought that there's going to be a new show but with the old guard, new faces, and wacky hijinks that made Whose Line fantastic is amazing! You have made my week.

Posted by: Diane (proopstradamus )
Posted at: January 3rd, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Greg Proops Giving You A Reason

Very glad to hear that you are happy and excited for the new show!

I recommend a few things for you:

improvaganza A new LJ comm. for the new show. It isn't finished yet, but it will be soon.

http://www.improv-a-ganza.com A forthcoming website with info, pictures, news, and downloads on the new show.

http://www.youtube.com/improvaganza The YouTube account for the show, already has some clips up and will release more as they get new subscribers.

http://www.twitter.com/improv_a_ganza Twitter for the new show, again not very active right this second, but as more news and items for the show are released, they will publish new things.

http://www.facebook.com/drewcareysimprovaganza Facebook page for the new show. Somewhat active, will become more active soon, gaining members currently. :)

Hope this helps a bit! ^__^

Posted by: kamuitheturk (kamuitheturk )
Posted at: January 3rd, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)

Thanks this does! I really appreciate it. ^_^

Posted by: qoxolyon (qoxolyon )
Posted at: April 8th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)

Great read! I wish you could follow up to this topic

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