The show is created, written by and stars newcomers/Upright Citizens Brigade alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. The pair will serve as executive producers alongside Amy Poehler, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Generate’s Sam Saifer, with Tony Hernandez as co-executive producer. “Broad City,” the TV series, will premiere in 2014 with 10 half-hour episodes.
“Broad City” launched online in 2009, and attracted attention of audiences as well as Poehler, who guest starred in an episode. The show features the vaguely “Girls”-esque cringe comedy adventures of Jacobson and Glazer in New York. “Finally, there’s a television show set in New York City,” said Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman in the announcement. “I’m immensely proud that we have done it first.” Poehler added “I’m excited to work with Comedy Central and introduce Abbi and Ilana to America. And all the other countries. And also Mars. We’ve got big plans.”
Check out the first episode of “Broad City,” the web series, below.