The U.S. version of the British improv series, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" premiered on ABC in August 1998. The show opened to strong ratings and immediately became one of the most loved shows on television. Hosted by Drew Carey, this unique series sees regulars Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, & Wayne Brady, plus another cast member that rotates each episode playing a number of games that bring skits filled with laughs and zany actions. But the key part of the show is that the performers are making everything up off the top of their heads leading to hilarious and unexpectable
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results. All the actors know before the show begins is what games they are going to be playing. They are unaware of what situations they'll be put in or what roles they'll be playing. For example, one game  that is  frequently featured in episodes of WLiiA is "Greatest Hits." Ryan & Colin will be
pretending to be selling a new compilation album on a TV infomercial with songs based on a topic suggested by the studio audience. During the game, they will come up with song titles from the album they're selling. Whatever the song is, Wayne (and sometimes the fourth cast member) will have to come up with lyrics and sing the song as they go along, with music provided by an in-house band. Throughout the show, Drew gives points to the performers, but as he puts it... "The points don't matter. They're simply a gag to hold the show together." At the end of each show, Drew picks a winner who gets to sit at his desk while he comes out to play one final game with the others to close the episode. "Whose Line?" remained successful &
** August 1998-March 1999:  Wednesdays @  9:30pm
** Summer 1999:  Thursdays @ 8:00pm
** September 1999-March 2001:  Thursdays @ 8:00pm & 8:30pm
** April 2001-May 2001:  Fridays @ 8:00pm & 8:30pm
** October 2001-December 2001:  Wednesdays @ 9:30pm
** Summer 2002:  Fridays @ 9:00pm & 9:30pm
** September 2002-November 2002:  Mondays @ 8:30pm
** November 2002-December 2002:  Fridays @ 9:30pm
** December 2002-January 2003:  Fridays @ 9:00pm
** March 2003-April 2003: Thursdays @ 8:00pm & 8:30pm
** June 2003-September 2003:  Fridays @ 9:00pm and 9:30pm
** June 2004-July 2004: Thursdays @ 8:00pm & 8:30pm
** July 2004-September 2004: Saturdays @ 10:00pm & 10:30pm

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** January 2005-May 2005: Mondays @ 8:00pm-10:00pm
** October 2005-December 2005: Mondays @ 9:00pm
** March 2006 : Weekdays @ 9:00pm
** November 2006: Weekdays @ 10:00pm
Laura Hall
Linda Taylor
Cece Worral-Rubin
Anna Wanselius
Anne King

Dan Patterson - Creator
Mark Leveson - Creator
Drew Carey - Executive Producer
Ryan Stiles - Executive Producer 
Dan Patterson - Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville - Executive Producer
Denise O'Donoghue - Executive Producer
Drew Carey
Ryan Stiles
Colin Mochrie
Wayne Brady
Greg Proops
Brad Sherwood
Kathy Griffin
Chip Esten
Jeff Davis
Kathy Greenwood
Josie Lawrence
Karen Maruyama
Denny Siegel
The Cast
Florence Henderson
Patrick Bristow
Richard Simmons
Robin Williams
Sid Caesar
Stephen Colbert
Jerry Springer
Hugh Hefner
Victoria Fuller
Whoopi Goldberg
Neena & Veena Bidasha
Candy Girard
Ava Fabian
David Hasselhoff
Katie Harmon
Keith Richmond
Jane Tricker
Ian Gomez
Joanie Laurer
Kathy Kinney
Loyola Marymount Cheerleaders
Over the years, "Whose Line?" has had a number of guest stars appear on the show, including:
was scheduled multiple times per week, however, ABC began what would become a trend of time slot changes in 2002. Forced to continuously search for the show, fans eventually started to lose interest. ABC then removed the show from their schedule for months at a time, destroying its audience. The network was contractually obligated to air two more seasons and did so by burning off the already-filmed 5th & 6th seasons during the summers of 2003 & 2004. This wasn't the end, though, thanks to WLiiA's impressive rerun ratings on ABC Family. In early 2005, fans were thanked for their dedication when the cable channel ordered 25 new episodes of leftover footage from past tapings to make up a 7th season. Later that year, ABC Family announced season 8 which would air sporadically throughout 2005 & 2006.