The show where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter – just like the word “International” in “International House of Pancakes” – has been a staple of The Comedy Channel‘s lineup for literal decades.
Both the UK and US versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? are stupidly beloved, and repeats of both series remain on TV screens globally to this very day.
But the improvisational theatre sports show still has life in it yet. A US revival of the series with Aisha Tyler as host has been going strong for nearly three years now, and Foxtel has decided to finally get on top of that wave of perpetual momentum by bringing the series out to our familiar shores.
Yes, you read that right. Australia is getting its very own version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
A ten-episode series has been commissioned by Foxtel, to be filmed in Melbourne and aired on The Comedy Channel in the second half of 2016.
The pay-TV giant has tapped Melbourne comedian Tommy Little to fill the role of card reader as host of the series.
Foxtel’s head of premium entertainment Graham Burrells issued a statement earlier today and stressed that the series will take the winning formula of the OG and give it a little local twist.
“Whose Line Is It Anyway? has been a favourite on The Comedy Channel for many years and we are excited to do our own local version. The new show will be an energetic and unpredictable event with a fantastic cast of comedy heavyweights and new talent. It’s Whose Line but not as you’ve seen it before.”
The show will assemble a “hilarious line-up of popular comedians and new faces” for a rotating cast of seven, four of which will appear in any given episode.
No word yet on exactly who they’re tapping for the show, but if Ryan Stiles and Colin Mocherie don’t appear in at least one episode each I am gonna FLIP SHIT.
The show will be filming in Melbourne every weekend in July. If you want to get involved and be part of the audience for a taping, you can get around it by following this fancy little link.
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