It’s getting to be that time of year when your favorite CW Spring shows are coming to their exciting conclusions for the season and in some cases for the series. While we know that you’re going to miss them until next fall (we certainly will) there is, of course, a silver lining. CW summer programming is sure to bring the heat this summer with new and returning programs.
Whose Line is it Anyway? Premiering 7/16. The best show ever adapted from a British program (Yeah we said ever. Do you want to take this outside, The Office?) is back! This go-around will see the return of Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Styles; along with the addition of Aisha Tyler (Lana from Archer, Co-host of The Talk) as the host. Apparently Drew Carey is too busy giving away A NEW CARRRR!!! on The Price is Right to participate, but his replacement couldn’t be any more perfect.
Perfect Score. Premiering 7/16. Before each show the contestants all take a compatibility test that is then assigned a cash value. Out of the two contestants, whichever picks the highest compatibility mate at the end wins both the date and the cash value that is assigned, up to $50,000. Hosted by 90210 alum Ariel Kibbel. Our question: How do we win a date with Ariel Kibbel?
Breaking Point Season 2. Premiering 7/29. Season 2 of the exciting ballet reality show is coming this summer. We know, we also never thought we’d use “exciting” and “ballet” in the same sentence. But for any of us that have seen The Black Swan, we know that there is more to ballet than meets the eye. And this show captures all of that reality that no one has been able to capture before. Sure, anyone can write a ballet-themed script and then pay Mila Kunis a ton of money to act it out (we here at Dc50 do that on a typical Tuesday), but it takes The CW to actually show you the real thing.
The Hunt. Premiering 7/31. Those who have read the press release about The Hunt have been comparing it to the Hunger Games with one small change. That change is that contestants don’t get to come to the nation’s capital here in DC before they begin. Just kidding. This show features significantly less murder than the Hunger Games does. Believe us, though, it’s just as thrilling. Young people going out into the woods with no food, water or shelter all the while trying to avoid being captured by another team? Sign us up. Seriously. If DC50 goes dark for a couple weeks this summer you’ll know it’s because they accepted our application and we’ll be out there foraging in the woods becoming King Of the Forest.