"Whose Line Is It Anway?" was originally developed in Britain and eventually made its way across the pond, keeping the same name as it's British component. It ran on ABC and ABC family from August 5, 1998 to December 15, 2007. The show featured three comedians, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and typically a guest comedian. Drew Carey hosted the show. It was an improvisational comedy show, where skits and jokes were often created from suggested topics, usually from the audience.