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International Sales for U.S. Adaptation of Whose Line Is It Anyway?


Hat Trick International has inked several deals for the brand-new season of The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the U.S. adaptation of the unscripted comedy format.

The 12-episode fifth season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? from Angst Productions and Hat Trick Productions debuted on The CW in the U.S. earlier this year and has been acquired by M-Net in Africa, Comedy Channel in Australia, Viacom18 in India and MTG in Norway. With 98 episodes now available, the U.S. series has been sold into a total of 104 countries.

The format has been remade and/or optioned in 13 countries. This includes Finland (Rabbit Films for MTV3), Holland (BNN-Vara) and Vietnam (Dong Tay Promotion). A ten-episode Australian version also recently launched.

Sarah Tong, the director of sales at Hat Trick International, commented, “Whose Line Is It Anyway? continues to be a stand-out hit around the world, and I’m very pleased to confirm this roster of new acquisitions as The CW’s adaptation reaches its fifth season. The U.S. version has seen this long-running favorite go from strength to strength, offering broadcasters globally relevant and utterly hilarious improvised comedy perfect for prime-time schedules.”

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