Comedy Central isn’t letting go of these comics. With Stephen Colbert already finished with his long-running (and groundbreaking) “Colbert Report” and Nick Kroll’s “The Kroll Show” about to start its final run, the Viacom-owned network has locked down Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s “Broad City” for a third season.
Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes airing in 2016, presumably around the same time as the current season, which is set to debut tonight. Jacobson and Glazer are the series creators and executive produce along with Amy Poehler (whose final season of “Parks and Recreation” debuted last night on NBC).
While “Broad City” is clearly a showcase for female comedic talent, the series has actually seen its most significant stats among men between the ages of 18 and 34. Season 1 dominated the demographic in its time slot — the No. 1 show at that time — and Season 2 saw “Broad City” become the No. 1 cable series among the coveted group.
“It has just been brought to my attention that ‘Broad City’ is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming at Comedy Central, said in a statement.
Joining the second season are an impressive group of guest stars, including Bob Balaban, Aidy Bryant, Patricia Clarkson, Susie Essman, Janeane Garofalo, Kumail Nanjiani, Kelly Ripa, Seth Rogen, Amy Ryan, Alia Shawkat and David Wain. Season 2 premieres tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30pm.