The improv comedy show featured the dynamic trio of Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, and Colin Mochrie. They, along with a guest, would make up jokes and play games with one another, all at the direction of the host and the studio audience.
Drew Carey hosted the show in its first eight seasons, but after it got revived in 2013, Aisha Tyler became the new host. That said, despite the fact that she’s been hosting the show for eight seasons as well, some fans haven’t warmed up to her yet.
A short history of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’
Based on a British show, the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? premiered in 1998, and it quickly found an audience in America. That said, despite being hilarious, the show was canceled years before it actually left the air. Throwbacks said that, in 2003, ABC canceled the show due to low ratings.
However, ABC had filmed so many episodes that the show continued airing up until 2007. After the show officially ended, fans kept the show alive by talking about it with one another both in-person and online.
This, in turn, created more fans of the show, and eventually, The CW felt like it was a good time to revive the show.
Aisha Tyler becomes the new host, but some fans don’t like her
In 2013, the show was officially revived with the trio of Brady, Stiles, and Mochrie all returning as part of the main cast. That said, Carey didn’t return to his role as host, and instead, he was replaced by Tyler. The show made a few other minor changes, but practically everything else was the same.
Currently, the show has been renewed for a 17th season, with Tyler returning as the host. This means that, when the 17th season is filmed and aired, she would’ve hosted the show for more seasons than Carey has. Despite the show being a continued success however, some fans aren’t enjoying her run as the host.
For example, on Reddit, before the show was officially renewed for a 17th season, a fan remarked that, “8 seasons of Aisha is 9 too many.”
While this comment wasn’t well-received by the community, other similar comments have sprung up since then.
After the show was officially renewed, a fan on Reddit said that, “She looks like she doesn’t even want to be there half the time.” Another fan had a more nostalgic take, as they said, “Please come back Drew Carrey, the show you needs you.”