Comedy Central Greenlights Second Season of ‘Broad City’
Comedy Central has picked up the Amy Poehler-produced “Broad City,” which was inspired by a popular web series of the same name, for a second season.
Created by NY-based comedians (and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre alums) Abby Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, “Broad City” follows the adventures of two twenty-something oddballs as they navigate life in New York City (really that’s the only way to explain this show, which is terrific in ways that are sometimes impossible to describe).
It’s one of the more successful web-to-TV properties out there. The first season debuted on January 22, and has been averaging 1.2 million viewers on Comedy Central since. In fact, the show is on pace to be the highest-rated first season on Comedy Central among the 18-34 age demographic.
The second season will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. No timetable was given for when it would go into production and premiere.
“Broad City” is executive produced by Jacobson and Glazer, alongside superstar comedienne and UCB co-founder Amy Poehler. Other executive producers include Dave Becky of 3 Arts, Sam Saifer of Generate, and Tony Hernandez. The first season has starred the likes of Hannibal Burress, Paul Downs, John Gemberling, and Chris Gethard (who is working on his own web-to-TV transition for Comedy Central). Poehler as well as fellow “SNL” alums Fred Armisen and Rachel Dratch have guested so far on the show.
New episodes of “Broad City” currently air on Wednesday nights at 10:30 pm ET/PT.Tags: abby jacobson, Amy Poehler, broad city, comedy, Comedy Central, ilana glazer, UCB, web to tv