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For those unfamiliar with the show, it was an improvisational program complete with a live audience and musical backup. Thankfully, the three main improvisers, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady will be returning to the show. Aisha Tyler, current host of "The Talk," will replace the original host, Drew Carey, which is neither good nor bad since Carey was pretty forgettable. The other three cast members, however, are essential.
In the eyes of my nine-year-old self, there was no one funnier on TV than the cast of "Whose Line." I was always in complete awe at how they came up with everything on the spot and even doubted that it was all improvised (which it is). If the cast brings even half of the talent they did the last time around, the show is sure to be a hit. (Actually I take that back, it would probably do terrible ratings-wise because when has comedic talent ever induced high ratings?). Plus, we haven't seen much of Stiles, Mochrie and Brady in years, except in the occasional commercial or as host of a bad lip-syncing game show.
It's too early to tell whether or not the show will be as good as it once was, it being eight years later and all, but my hopes are high. It might be a different network and different host, but it's (presumably) the same talent.
And if "Whose Line" doesn't work out, we'd better pray to the television-revival gods that "Arrested Development" does.
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