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Nine years after their longtime comedy series finished its run on ABC, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles are back with Whose Line Is It Anyway?

A new version aired last night on the CW, with a new host, The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler, taking the seat once occupied by Drew Carey from 1998-2004.

If the trio had any fears of rustiness, they certainly weren’t on display.

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They all remembered whose line it was, anyway … and then some.

“When we were shooting, we were joking around saying that it felt like everyone just stepped out for lunch and came right back,” says Brady, 41.

“I think that’s the coolest compliment that you could pay each other.”


The trio 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 the guest performers lined up for the coming 12-episode season.

Like the olden days, the show’s appeal still stems from the style of comedy put forth and the mastery of those performing it for the crowd.

Mentally and comedically sharp – not just funny, but rapid-fire – is unlike anything else, with entire news broadcasts and songs made up on the spot.

Did you watch the 2013 premiere of Whose Line is it Anyway? Will you check it out now that you know it’s back on? Share your comments below.