USATODAY.COM: ‘Whose Line’ stars are improvising again on CW

Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles return for a 12-episode season.

The improvisational performers ofWhose Line Is It Anyway?are testing whether comic timing can stand the test of time.

Nine years after their comedy series finished its run on ABC, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles are back with a new version on CW (Tuesday, 8 ET/PT) and a new host, The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler, who takes the seat once held by Drew Carey.

If they had any trepidation about rustiness — not to mention fears about remembering whose line it was, anyway — it went away quickly.

“When we were shooting, we were joking around saying it felt like everyone stepped out for lunch and came right back,” says Brady, 41, who hosts Let’s Make a Deal. “And I think that’s the coolest compliment that you could pay each other.”

The trio, stalwarts of the 1998-2004 network series (which later moved to ABC Family), will often be joined by a fourth improv comedian in a rotating spot that includes Gary Anthony Williams, Keegan Michael Key and Heather Ann Campbell. Glee‘s Kevin McHale and The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan are among guest performers in the 12-episode season.

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