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

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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’

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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'Mommy Dead and Dearest' Doc on Gypsy Blanchard: What We Learned

In July 2016, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the brutal stabbing death (in Springfield, Missouri) of her mother, Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard. It seemed like a remarkably tidy ending for an almost surreally sensational crime.

Gypsy, then 24, was arguably the biggest victim of all, having essentially been held hostage by her late mother since she was a young child – a casualty of Munchausen by Proxy, a rare disorder in which a caregiver feigns or induces symptoms of sickness in her charge.
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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!"

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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The Duck House: MPs' expenses satire set for West End splash

Ben Miller to star in new London comedy set during Gordon Brown's time in office, by Mock the Week's Dan Patterson

From Peter Viggers' duck house to Richard Timney's adult entertainment, parliamentary expenses are to become the subject of a new West End satire starring the comedian Ben Miller.

Acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson will direct The Duck House, a comedy set during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister. It has been written by Mock the Week producer Dan Patterson and Have I Got News for You writer Colin Swash. The production will begin performances at London's Vaudeville theatre at the end of November, following a five-week national tour.

Miller will play backbench Labour MP Robert Houston, who in the face of the impending election, attempts to cross the floor to the Conservative party just as he becomes embroiled in the expenses scandal. Miller said: "They say that comedy equals tragedy plus time,
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Now it’s time for a game called The CW renews Whose Line Is It Anyway?

This game is for Ryan, Colin, Wayne, Aisha, and the bank accounts of Dan Patterson and Mark Levson: After it wraps its first 12-episode summer run, The CW’s revived version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? will return for a second, 24-episode season. CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the show’s renewal ahead of his network’s day at the TCA press tour, telling The Hollywood Reporter that a successful second season could launch further comedy efforts from The CW. At press time, network scientists have presumably woken the latest batch of coiffured-and-cut CW clones and placed them in ...
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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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ABC Announces Summer 2012 Schedule – Duets, Secret Millionaire, Rookie Blue, And More

ABC announced their summer offering schedule, though the big kick is coming as early May 14th with The Bachelorette. New and returning shows are likely to get a fair amount of marketing love, as summer programming, especially with the influx of cable hotlist shows, has taken off over the last few years.

Rookie Blue looks fairly interesting, and Secret Millionaire did pretty well before, so we’ve got that at least. Keep a close eye on Trust Us With Your Life, and mark your calendars. The odd spin on improv comedy could be hilarious.

Check out the rundown below.

Thursday, May 24:

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Duets” (series premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Rookie Blue

Sunday, June 3:

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Secret Millionaire” 9:00-11:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Thursday, June 28:

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Wipeout

Tuesday, July 10:

9:00-10:00 p.
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TV News: ABC Announces Summer Schedule with Three New Shows, Return of ‘Rookie Blue’

Chicago – ABC just announced the premiere dates for their summer series, including three new shows — “Duets,” “Final Witness,” and “Trust Us with Your Life” — along with the return of summer hits — “Secret Millionaire,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “Wipeout,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor Pad,” and a show that we often get calls about on Wgn, “Rookie Blue.”

It starts with “The Bachelorette,” which returns to Monday nights on May 14, 2012 and features fan favorite Emily Maynard. The one-two reality TV punch of “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelorette” should be a potent one to start the week. As for other series news, “Rookie Blue” returns to Thursday nights at 9pm Cst on May 24, “Secret Millionaire” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” take over Sunday nights on June 3, “Wipeout” joins Thursday nights at 8pm Cst on June 28, “Trust Us With Your Life” and “Final Witness” premiere on Tuesday nights on July 10 (starting
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'Mock the Week' returns for tenth series

'Mock the Week' returns for tenth series
BBC Two topical panel show Mock the Week will return for a tenth series next month, it has been confirmed. Dara O'Briain will be back as host of the show along with regular panellists Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons. Show creator Dan Patterson said: "What a year 2011 has been. We've had a referendum, a royal wedding and the discovery of the world's most wanted man. "Unfortunately, that's all gone now, but I'm sure we'll get just as much mileage out of the Turkish elections, (more)
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'Mock The Week' to return in January

'Mock The Week' to return in January
Mock the Week will return for a eighth series in January, the BBC has announced. The satirical quiz show, which stars Dara O'Briain, will air for six weeks, having already been recommissioned for two series by BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow. Series producer Dan Patterson says: "We're delighted to be back for our eighth series. 2010 promises to bring a host of new targets for our team and our New Year's resolution is to welcome them with all our usual warmth, (more)
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Frankie Boyle leaves 'Mock The Week'

Frankie Boyle has left Mock The Week to concentrate on other TV commitments, while the show has been signed up for two new series by BBC Two. Dara O'Briain will return as host of the satirical news quiz, with its panel members drawn from the world of comedy. Angst Productions series producer Dan Patterson said: "Frankie has been a brilliant member of the team since the beginning and the door is always open for him to come back. We wish him all the best with his other projects." In his newsletter, Boyle said: "And finally, I've decided not to do any more Mock The Week. (more)
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