Categories: 1-Featured,Broadcast TV
Written By Amanda Kondolojy
July 29th, 2013
The CW has announced that it has renewed half-hour improv comedy Whose Line is it Anyway for a second 24-episode season.
Well, obviously. The biggest surprise is that they didn’t announce it last Wednesday.
Yeah, well we knew this was coming. The first season has already paid for itslef by now. How is this gonna work? Running full hours next summer back to back? Running from spring through summer after the Carrie diaries? Running from summer through fall before a mid season show? I’m curious as to what this all means? Where does this door go? What is life? Are we real?
If they’re smart it’ll be filler for any and all failing shows this season.
The first CW show where the renewal was obvious.
No, that’s what they’ll do if they’re dumb and want to kill the show.
It should be scheduled like any other hit show, not just used as cheap filler.
Also, since The CW just re-announced their schedule, moving The Originals premiere, it looks like it won’t air in fall. I bet they won’t wait until next summer, though.
Honestly, if the CW were to try this during the year, the only day of the week I think it would succeed is Friday due to lack of competition. I can’t see this show being priority viewing. I think it’s best CW leaves it in the summer.
Wow allready renewed for 24 episodes season 2 after 3 Episodes? Thats impressive.
I could maybe see them doing one of two things
Show 8-10 episode during the winter or march hiatus and then show the rest during the summer
Just running it for 12 weeks (2 episodes per) in the summer.
It deserves it! But 24 episodes are a big risk for a show that only has aired 3 episodes! It can go down anytime. The CW should had renewed it for only 13 instead of 24…
Not really. It’s likely one of the cheapest shows they make. If they can justify renewing scripted dramas that pull a .5, a show like Whose Line would have to fall a very long way from its current spot to even be in danger.
@Alan. Not a big risk at all. Very cheap show to produce.
Posted July 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Yeah, well we knew this was coming. The first season has already paid for itslef by now. How is this gonna work? Running full hours next summer back to back? Running from spring through summer after the Carrie diaries? Running from summer through fall before a mid season show? I’m curious as to what this all means?
I imagine it means that next Fall, they’ll air just like a regular show, or it’ll stay in the summer and be 2 episodes each week.
Of course, they can always have them sooner than that. Whose Line is filmed exceedingly quick. They generally film at least 4 episodes a day (Similar to Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, but airing once a week instead of every day)
Least surprising news I’ve heard in a long, long time.
They don’t film 4 episodes per day, but close. They filmed over two weekends this past April. Fri, Sat, Sun. And they scheduled a 12 episode run this first time through. So that generally meant 2 episodes per night. We went to watch a taping on the 2nd weekend, on a Saturday. Which meant those should be episodes 9 and 10. They started t around 6pm, went til about 9:30, with a couple breaks. So only two episodes out of about 3 1/2 hours. It was fun. They were great.
No surprise at all. The show has averaged a 1.1 in the first 3 episodes. I wonder when they will schedule it thow.
CW has it,s higher ratings with this one.
They need to get the rights to some other fun game show as a bookend for the bottom of the hour (Win, Lose or Draw would be a good fit IMO).