‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ star Colin Mochrie claims ‘we never received fair compensation’

After tweeting in November that he believed in a 12th season of The CW Anyway this is no line? will end, star Colin Mochrie is getting brutally candid about his time on the show – and the lack of fair pay.

“The show has a complicated relationship,” Mochry told Vulture. “The downside is that we were never fairly compensated for the success of the show. We provide content but do not pay as authors. We didn’t get leftovers for a show that’s been shown around the world since the beginning. It can be annoying to see shows overseas or sales announcements on HBO Max.”

“I hope I don’t sound bitter, because I learned a long time ago that this business is not fair, and being bitter about it will get you nowhere,” he continued. “I also find it odd that any promotion of the show comes through our social media. One tweet per day shows: ‘You should bring that show back!’ Every season for the past nine years we have had to be reminded that we are. So the short answer is, as of now, this is the last season with this cast. The longer, more obscure answer is that it’s like the mafia: it keeps pulling us back, so who knows?

Mochri tweeted in November that they were all set to start shooting the 12th and final season in January. Currently in its 11th season, the improvisational comedy show is an adaptation of the British show of the same name. It originally aired on ABC and ABC Family from 1998 to 2007 before being picked up by The CW for a revival and airing in 2013.

The CW said no final decision has been made on the show, which stars Mochry, Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles and Aisha Tyler and is executive produced by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson. It comes from Hattrick Prods. and Warner Bros. TV.

Deadline has reached out to a CW spokesperson for comment.

“Everyone on the show — the producers and the actors — are calling it the last taping,” Mochry told Vulture. “The short answer is that if it comes back, it probably won’t be with this cast.”

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