‘Penn & Teller,’ ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?,’ ‘Masters of Illusion’ Renewed By The CW

Penn and Jillette, Teller and Alyson Hannigan in Penn & Teller
Penn Jillette, Alyson Hannigan, and Teller star in ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ (Photo Credit: JSquared © 2016 The CW Network, LLC)

The CW has officially confirmed they’re renewing Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Masters of Illusion. All three shows will return with new seasons in the summer of 2017 joining previously renewed series Zoo and Big Brother.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? earned a fifth season, with Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us picking up their fourth season orders.

Details on Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Whose Line Is It Anyway? features host Aisha Tyler and cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie. Along with a special guest comedian in each episode, the cast members must put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games. Prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience and host Aisha Tyler, our four performers must use their wild imaginations to conjure up hilarious characters, scenes and songs out of thin air. So, as everyone knows, on Whose Line, “Everything is made up and the points don’t matter.”

The Penn & Teller: Fool Us Plot: Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. On each episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic.

More on Masters of Illusion: Hosted by actor Dean Cain (Supergirl, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. Live audience members and viewers at home will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists.