Improv is back on TV. After the return of Aisha Tyler’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? on The CW, there’s apparently enough momentum for more improvisation on television that Fox is set to come out with its own improv series, Riot, on May 13th at 9/8c.
Riot will have a core set of very funny improvisers comprised of John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, Jessica McKenna, Meryl Hathaway, and Rob Gleeson, all alums from UCB, The Groundlings, and more. Aussie comedian Rove McManus, who you’ve seen on the Nerdist Channel on Set List, will host, but even more impressive is the list of guest stars committed to the show:
Michael Ian Black
So, in theory, with Riot we could see what it would be like if Oscar joined Michael Scott’s improv class from the “E-mail Surveillance” episode of The Office.
HT: TV Line