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The CW Acquires UK Drama ‘Bulletproof’, Renews 5 Series, Including ‘Burden Of Truth & ‘The Outpost’, For Summer 2019

  • Deadline
Just ahead of its fall season rollout, which launches tonight, the CW is already looking ahead, announcing its 2019 summer programming lineup. It features six original series — one new and five returning — including three acquired dramas, as the CW has renewed all of its summer 2018 series. It is one of the CW’s biggest slates of original shows specifically designated for the off-season. The network has acquired British action drama Bulletproof from Sky Vision and ordered second seasons of legal drama Burden of Truth, starring Kristin Kreuk, and fantasy-adventure series The Outpost. The CW has also ordered new seasons of the hit magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters Of Illusion, and the classic improv comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? all set for premiere in summer 2019. Premiere dates and times will be announced later.

Bulletproof, from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, follows two undercover cops, Bishop and Pike as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Pike is an aspirational family man, the son of a decorated police officer who is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, but not be in his shadow. Meanwhile, Bishop grew up in care homes and on the streets, and never knew his father. Despite these differences Bishop and Pike are bonded by the same moral code and work brilliantly well together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.

Allan Niblo Michele Buck Judy Counihan Nick Love Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters executive produce. The series was co-funded by Sky’s distribution arm, Sky Vision, who control international rights.

Burden Of Truth, starring Kristin Kreuk, is a serialized investigative drama about life-altering legal cases. IFC Films and Entertainment One produces in association with Eagle Vision Inc. with executive producers Ilana Frank, Adam Pettle, Jocelyn Hamilton, Linda Pope and Kristin Kreuk.

Created by Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller, The Outpost, a fantasy-adventure series from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment, executive producers Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner, follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called the “Blackbloods.” In a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, Talon must learn to master her supernatural powers, and ally with a Queen who has been in hiding to defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator. Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse and Anand Desai-Barochia alsp star.

The Outpost also is executive produced by Electric Entertainment’s team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson and by Arrowstorm Entertainment’s team of Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, the team behind the cult favorite Mythica films. Jennifer Griffin of Arrowstorm Entertainment is also producing.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. Hosted by actress Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the series is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder in association with 1/17 Productions and September Films (part of Dcd Media).

Hosted by actor Dean Cain (Supergirl), Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. The series hails from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie, Gay Blackstone, David Martin and Al Schwartz, along with co-executive producer Jim Romanovich.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?, based on the hit UK format and hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, features cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Along with a special guest comedian in each episode, the cast members put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games. Series creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson executive produce with Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Whose Line Is It Anyway? hails from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions.
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CW Renews ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?,’ ‘Masters of Illusion,’ ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’

  • Variety
Ahead of the rollout of their new fall shows, The CW announced that it has ordered new seasons of its summer slate.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and “Masters of Illusion” have all been picked up for new seasons.

Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, “Whose Line” features cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who helped make the original U.S. version of this comedy improv series such a hit. Along with a special guest comedian in each episode, the cast members must put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games. Based on the successful U.K. format, which also spawned a previous incarnation in the U.S. that ran for eight seasons on ABC, “Whose Line” is executive produced by Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles, Brady and Mochrie. Created by Patterson and Leveson, “Whose
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Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Renewed for Season Five on The CW

Do you know what you'll do next summer? The CW does. The network has renewed its Whose Line Is It Anyway TV show for a fifth season on The CW. This will be the show's 13th season overall.Aisha Tyler hosts the improv comedy series, featuring Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and weekly guest comedians. Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Jimmy Mulville, Stiles, Brady, and Mochrie executive produce.Read More…
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Whose Line Is it Anyway?: Season 12 of CW Series Returns in May

Pssst. This is your cue. Season 12 of The CW's Whose Line Is it Anyway? TV series premieres Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Host Aisha Tyler returns with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie. Each episode also features a special guest who takes part in the improv game.

From Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions, Whose Line Is it Anyway? is executive produced by co-creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, along with Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady.

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Classic improvised comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway? is headed to the West End

The classic improvised comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway? is headed to the West End.

A new stage show - featuring stars of the original TV programme - will run at the Adelphi Theatre for two weeks from June 20.

Co-creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson will oversee the show, with regulars Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood and host Clive Anderson all set to appear.

The original show saw comedians act out improvised sketches and skits based on suggestions from the audience.

Anderson said: "It's great to be back in charge of the iconic Whose Line Is It Anyway? - joining up with some of the show's most impressive improvisers to play many of its best-loved games, together with some exciting new features, devised by its original creators.

"Expect all the fun of the television programme - only this time live on stage!"

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CW Brings Back ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ For Summer Run, Aisha Tyler To Host

Improvisational comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which had a successful eight-season run on ABC, is coming back to American television, this time on the CW. The network has picked up a new take on the British format to air this summer. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of The Talk, which airs on the CW sibling CBS, will host. She succeeds Drew Carey, who emceed the ABC version that ran during CW president Mark Pedowitz’s tenure at the network. Returning are Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, who starred on the ABC series. The trio, along with a special guest each episode , will go through a series of spontaneous improv games. (Maybe they’ll bring back Richard Simmons, who killed it on a 2003 episode during the show’s ABC run — see the video below.) After each round of improvisation, Tyler will dole out “points” to our four performers
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