Fresh off the 2016/17 broadcast TV season being the network’s best ever in P18-49 (+10% LSD)*, UP has acquired 185 of the Drew Carey hosted episodes from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution as well as 76 episodes (seasons 1-4) of the Aisha Tyler hosted ones with additional seasons in the future.
“Starting in October, UP will be the only television network where viewers can watch both the Drew Carey and Aisha Tyler hosted seasons of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?,’” said Amy Winter, executive vice president and general manager. “UP is filled with great stories about families as well as programming that makes them laugh out loud...together. Our audience will engage with the lovable humor of Drew and the savvy wit of Aisha. This funny, feel-good series is the perfect addition to the network’s lineup.”
In “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” along with a rotating group of actors, actresses and celebrities, quick-witted improv comedians Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles, perform outrageous scenes, weird quirks, spontaneous songs and much more, all done on the spot and completely unrehearsed. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” American television's most unique comedy series, began as a radio program in London in 1988 before creators Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson brought the show to television. Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Dan Patterson, Denise O'Donoghue and Jimmy Mulville serve as executive producers.
At UP, We Get Family. UP is one of television’s most trusted entertainment brands with content that leaves viewers feeling UP. UP tells the stories of families of all shapes, sizes and complexities through authentic, unique and relevant storytelling. UP offers hundreds of hours of original scripted and reality series, specials and movies as well as fan-favorite series on multiple platforms. In addition, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Furthermore, UP’s subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family, features the best content in family and faith-affirming entertainment. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.
*Sourcing: Nielsen, LSD, UP Total Day, 16-17 Season (09/26/16-09/24/17) vs prior seasons, %increase vs 15-16season, P1849 (000).