The CW has picked up a second season of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” which has given the network a ratings jolt in its brief time on the air so far this summer.
The improv series, hosted in this incarnation by Aisha Tyler, premiered to 2.9 million viewers on July 16, the best debut for an unscripted show on The CW in six years. It held up fairly well in week two, drawing 2.4 million people.
“It’s clear that viewers are as excited to have ‘Whose Line’ back on the air as we are,” CW president Mark Pedowitz says in a statement. “We have wanted to bring comedy back to The CW for a long time, and Aisha, Wayne [Brady], Colin [Mochrie] and Ryan [Stiles] have brought funny to the network in a big way. We’re very excited to have them back for another season.”
The CW has ordered 24 episodes of “Whose Line” for Season 2. The network hasn’t set a premiere date yet.