Scenes from a revival: Highlights of the 2013 edition of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” on The CW

Who’s ready for some new Whose Line Is It Anyway? anyway?

The short-form improvised comedy game show that’s not really a game show but just a good half-hour of make-em-up fun returns tonight (8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific) on The CW. Aisha Tyler has replaced Drew Carey as the host, but the three stalwarts you knew and loved throughout the 2000s on ABC are back — Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. Plus a bevy of beautiful celebrity guest stars, who may not be known for their quick wits, join the trio and some new comedy blood. Such as: Heather Campbell, Nyima Funk, Jeff Bryan Davis, Jonathan Mangum, Gary Anthony Williams and Keegan-Michael Key.

Let’s look at the highlights we already can look at!

In this clip, Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead has Mochrie talking for her and thereby communicating cues for her. Which turn out not so good if you’re playing the role of a zombie.

Kevin McHale, the Kevin McHale from Glee, has plenty of singing experience. So why not watch him riff some rhythms with Brady?

Maggie Q from The CW’s Nikita joins in the fun during this game, which has Brady singing a song all about her, in the style of a Broadway musical.

Games? Hands, props, songs and more. Fans of the show name their favorite improv games, with quick clips to back them up.

Yeah, but can they be funny when up is down? Get off of the floor, or get down on it, and enjoy Colin, Wayne and asides from Ryan.

And here’s a sizzler that ties it all together into a neat 30-second tease.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Tuesday, July 16, 2013, on The CW.

Previously: First look sneak peek at 2013’s Whose Line!

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