A little over two weeks ago, I made an announcement that the new Whose Line-esque improv pilot that had been filmed in Las Vegas last February had been picked up by The Game Show Network, and was set to begin airing episodes in spring of next year. If you missed this post or want to re-read it, simply scroll down a bit.

      I am writing you all now with a bit of an update! I have found out the official cast list for the show. Yes, I sent some emails, made some phone calls, and was able to get my hands on it. (I found it out about a week ago, and announced it elsewhere, but procrastinated announcing it on my own sites. If you have already heard about the cast list from elsewhere, just know that they got it from me.) It includes a vast majority of the U.S. Whose Line old guard, a few folks from Drew Carey Show / Green Screen Show, and a couple of new faces as well:

Greg Proops
Drew Carey
Ryan Stiles
Chip Esten
Jeff B. Davis
Kathy Kinney
Heather Anne Campbell (new – was in promo taping)
Sean Masterson
Jonathan Magnum
Colin Mochrie
Brad Sherwood

      The show will also occasionally include surprise guest stars.

      However, how the cast will work is still unknown. Mr. Proops is telling me that the details are still yet to be hashed out completely; no one knows who all is filming on what days (or if it’s going to be the entire cast). Colin and Brad tour with their two man show, and a few of their tour show dates conflict with the filming schedule (specifically January 15th, 20th, and 22nd). So either they will not be filming those days, or they will have to reschedule those tour dates. We shall have to see!

      The new show is also going to be filmed in Las Vegas, at the MGM Grand. It will be shot over the course of three weekends – January 13th – 16th 2011 (4 nights, 7 tapings), January 20th – 22nd 2011 (3 nights, 6 tapings), and February 3rd – 6th 2011 (4 nights, 4 tapings).

      The show still currently remains nameless, too – though I am speculating that there’s a good chance it’s just going to be called ‘Drew Carey And The Improv Allstars’. But I could easily be wrong in that department.

      Hope everyone is getting excited for the new series!



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