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 (Archer, The 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)
Anything here sound good to you?