The CW Announces Premiere Dates for Its Summer Schedule, Including the New Whose Line Is It Anyway?

By Jen Trolio

Apr 01, 2013


The summer TV schedule continues to take shape: The CW has just added another lineup to the mix by announcing official premiere dates for a handful of shows. Unsurprisingly, not many of them sound all that promising, with the exception of the network's upcoming Whose Line Is It Anyway? revival.

The new version of the improv comedy show will be hosted by the lovely and amazing Aisha Tyler (ArcherThe Talk) and will kick off The CW's warm-weather schedule on Tuesday, July 16 at with back-to-back new episodes starting 8pm. Former cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie will all return, and the show's format will remain largely the same (the cast plays a bunch of improv games with prompts from the host and the audience; good times ensue). 

Okay, what else, what else? Actually, there are only three more shows to talk about: Perfect Score premieres the same night as Whose Line; it's a half-hour dating show hosted by Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries' Lexi) where contestants can win cash in addition to getting dates. Breaking Pointe, a docu-reality series set at a professional ballet company in Salt Lake City, returns for Season 2 on Monday, July 29. And finally, The Hunt rounds things out Wednesday, July 31; it's an hour-long "wilderness competition" series with elements of both Survivor and The Hunger Games (no murder, though!) that puts twelve two-person teams in "a fenced-in enclosure in the middle of the wild, where they must live for one month and compete against each other for scarce resources" for a price of $250,000 on the line.

That all sounds... well, it sounds mostly not noteworthy and partially terrible, but it's summer television on a broadcast network, folks. Cable's where it's at. 


THE CW's 2013 SUMMER SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 16

8:00-8:30pm                 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00pm                 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (All-New Original Episode)

9:00-9:30pm                 Perfect Score (Series Premiere)

9:30-10:00pm               Perfect Score (All-New Original Episode)

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 23

8:00-8:30pm                 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original Episode)

8:30-9:00pm                 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore)

9:00-9:30pm                 Perfect Score (Original Episode)

9:30-10:00pm               Perfect Score (Encore)

MONDAY, JULY 29

9:00-10:00pm               Breaking Pointe (Season 2 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

9:00-10:00pm               The Hunt (Series Premiere)



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  • shocker713 Apr 04, 2013

    I'm still not sure about this new Whose Line...sure, Aisha Tyler is hilarious and should make a good host, but she's also gorgeous, and her name is difficult to rhyme, which is totally unfair to Ryan Stiles.

  • lady_catseyes Apr 03, 2013

    Is it wrong that I know exactly which first season episode that pic of Colin is from? Is it wrong that I know it was from a game of "Let's Make A Date" and that Colin's instructions were "Finds Brad (Sherwood) Repulsive?" NO!! It's not wrong. I have been waiting with severe impatience for the return of Whose Line!! Bring it on CW and I pray it lasts for as many (or more) seasons as its first incarnations!!!

  • AngelaLegakes Apr 02, 2013

    DITTO what "lodo TV" said:
    "This is all pretty horrifying... I'd rather watch repeats of just about anything..."

  • JT_Kirk Apr 02, 2013

    Aaaaaah! That is the best photo of Colin Mochrie ever, perfect choice. That's how we're all going to feel watching The CW mangle Whose Line, hopefully the good cast can salvage it but you know there will be CW changes.

    Sounds like "Perfect Score" should be called "Perfect Whore", who mixes a dating show with cash?!? Remember all the sleazy antics on "Blind Date"? And that didn't even have a cash prize! Oh Rodge Lodge, save us.

    The Hunt is Big Brother without a house? That... um... that's awful. I hope you like watching tons of green-tinted nightvision, folks.

  • ludoTV Apr 02, 2013

    This is all pretty horrifying... I'd rather watch repeats of just about anything...

  • current Apr 02, 2013

    Jeez, there was I thinking the idea of tv used to be to escape reality...

  • AndreaMcCooey Apr 02, 2013

    Nothing to see here...

  • CodyBirchard Apr 02, 2013

    lame..

  • Dec1964 Apr 02, 2013

    Nothing Here For Me.

  • KevinG87 Apr 02, 2013

    so basically not a single thing?

    loved Whose Line first go around, but I'm not interested in a revival.. seems like everything should've been done by now.

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