UKTV has acquired exclusive UK rights to 50 episodes of the US version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the award-winning, improvisational comedy series hosted by popular US talk show host, actress and comedian Aisha Tyler.
Whose Line is it Anyway? USA is an unscripted comedy show in which four guest performers improvise their way through a series of games, including voicing over a clip from a film which has had the soundtrack removed, inventing a song about a member of the audience, finding entertaining ways of using props or acting a scene in a variety of styles.
Performers are awarded points by the host on an entirely arbitrary basis. The "prize" for the "winner" is to read out the closing credits in a style demanded by the host.
The series will launch on Dave channel this February in a prime-time evening slot, stripped across the week. The series features Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie as well as celebrity guests including Mel B, Kevin McHale, Nolan Gould and Jack Osbourne, and is produced by Hat Trick Productions and Angst Productions for The CW.
Sarah Tong, Director of Sales at Hat Trick International, comments: "Hat Trick International has established an incredible pedigree of highly successful comedy series in its catalogue and we're delighted to be able to spread some laughs to many parts of the world through the sales of these two entertainment formats. We all need cheering up right now and they certainly deliver a mix of intelligent wit and silly comedy.