Drew Carey ("The Drew Carey Show" "Whose Line Is It Anyway?") and his comic friends have a clever plan to shake up the concept of live improv comedy. The performers on this show act out quirky ideas suggested by the audience ("You're getting married underwater and are attacked by a giant squid"), but that's just a jumping-off point. The real fun begins with the technique known as green screen, which Drew's behind-the-scenes team will use to animate the skits, creating an actual improvised movie that brings to life the details going on in their vivid imaginations. This series is a fun and lively marriage of improv and animation, a concept only Drew Carey could pull off.
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Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza is an improvisational comedy television program that aired in the United States on the Game Show Network (GSN). Produced at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand in Paradise, Nevada, the series was hosted by Drew Carey, host of the original American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, a similar show that featured several of the same cast members. The show premiered on April 11, 2011, airing 40 episodes in total. The series completed its eight-week run on June 3, 2011. Critical reception was generally positive, with one reviewer finding the show a natural successor to Whose Line.
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The A.V. Club's Ryan McGee believed fans of improv would enjoy the show, writing, “what escapes through this series' run should give fans of improv enough pleasure to justify checking in whenever possible.” A writer for WhatCulture.com added that the series was “a [worthy] successor to Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” arguing, “it's a pleasure to watch [the original cast] perform again, even if it would be improved even further by simply re-launching Whose Line Is It Anyway? — which has a more effective format, faster turnaround of games, and less slack.” Melinda Houston of The Sydney Morning Herald found the premise of the show “deceptively simple”, but she was “in awe of the intellectual effort involved.” She added, “When the laughs do come, they're all the more satisfying for being so surprising and spontaneous. Thoroughly entertaining.”
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