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


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)



Anything here sound good to you?

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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.
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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!!!
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DITTO what "lodo TV" said:
"This is all pretty horrifying... I'd rather watch repeats of just about anything..."
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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.
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This is all pretty horrifying... I'd rather watch repeats of just about anything...
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Jeez, there was I thinking the idea of tv used to be to escape reality...
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Nothing to see here...
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lame..
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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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Aisha Tyler killed Talk Soup. The new Whose Line is it Anyway? must be then.
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I'm going to tune into "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but I'm going skip the reality shows.
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They got rid of the Secret Circle for this garbage?
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Truer words were never spoken. That was the first thing I thought when I read the new line up. Somebody at CW has to be fired for this.
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Attn: CW advertisers. I will miss ALL of your ads this Summer. See you in the Fall.
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Are you a teenage girl? If not, they don't care.
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Excellent point. They don't care.
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You've mis-spelled Ms. Kebbel's name.
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Sorry about that. Fixed!
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I'm worried that the original Whose Line cast might be too senile now to perform.

As for The Hunt, no murder is definitely a deal breaker for me.
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Ryan Stiles is still hilarious, and I can't imagine Canadian Colin Mochrie has lost any steps, he's awesome. Perhaps Wayne Brady has been beaten down like a dog hosting a daytime gameshow, but I doubt it.
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I like Who's Line but I think it's been overdone by now. And do they really need a host? Colin, Ryan and Wayne are like a comedy trio by this point and could just as easily pull the setups out of a hat.
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The job of the host is to make things harder on the performers by forcing them to put two (or more) odd things into juxtaposition.
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Yay, Whose Line!

Who cares, everything else!
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So instead of trying out various crappy sitcoms, The CW wisely brings back Whose Line. Well done!
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I'll watch Perfect Score just to see Arielle, haha.
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I find it to be a stretch in the first place calling The CW a network. The CW was a combination of two minor (to be honest) networks and made into one minor network. None of these shows will be on my televisions.
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I will not be watching the CW this summer except for trying the New Whose Line is it Anyways. Hopefully still good. If not BYE BYE CW for the summer.
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Up to now I've never had any reason to watch the CW. With much of the same cast, this Whose Line promises to be as great as the original.
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Holy crap do those shows sound awful. Whose Line is one of my favorite shows all-time, so I'm psyched about that. But the rest... yuck.

I guess I should be commending the CW for unintentionally deterring its target viewers -- young people -- from watching TV during the summer, and giving them the opportunity to actually go outside and exercise or get some sun or shop.
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Whose Line is it Anyways is the only thing i will watch on the cw this summer, because everything thing else is dumb.
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Who line is it anyway use to be a good daytime show, but with the new host and during prime time I'm not sure it'll make it
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the CW will be boring during summer
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Thank God MTV will provides us good shows.
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Teen Wolf to the rescue!
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