The CW will keep its summer lineup going into 2017 with renewals for its series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion.”

The three shows will all return for new seasons in summer 2017. It will be the fifth season for “Whose Line” on The CW and the fourth season for the magic-focused “Penn & Teller” and “Masters of Illusion.”

All three shows put up decent summer numbers for the network this season. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” with new host Alyson Hannigan, averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.41 million viewers. “Whose Line” also drew a 0.4 along with 1.19 million viewers. “Masters of Illusion,” which aired on Fridays, delivered a 0.3 and 1.07 million viewers.

If recent seasons are a guide, The CW will also likely have a scripted series that runs into the summer season or airs in its entirety in the offseason months. The network hasn’t announced any scheduling for 2017 yet.

The three CW shows join these series that have been renewed for 2016-17.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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