Drew’s Green Screen Hits Small Screen

Improv meets animation tonight with the premiere of Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show on The WB. Kicking off at 8:30/7:30 central, the show is hosted by Carey and features a cast of familiar faces from The Drew Carey Show and the ABC improv series, Whose Line is it, Anyway.

Described by Carey as "the shotgun marriage of improv and animation," Green Screen has the performers act out audience-suggested scenarios in front of a green screen so various animation shops around the world can fill in the backgrounds, props and additional characters employing various animation styles.

Cast members Brad Sherwood, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, Chip Esten, Jonathan Mangum, Julie Larson, Sean Masterson and Kathy Kinney use their quick wits and imaginations to portray outrageous fairy tales, life inside a computer, a game show titled Catch That Knife and a program called How to Have a Baby, among other scenarios.

Drew Carey’s Green Screen is a Garden Suite production. Exec producers are Drew Carey, Robert Morton and Ron Diamond. Animation entities onboard include Burbank-based stop-motion studio Screen Novelties and famed independent filmmaker Bill Plympton.