On the same day as its second-season premiere, Comedy Central is throwing a huge wave of support behind “Broad City” by announcing an early third season pick-up. The comedy series, created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will return for a third season of 10 episodes.
“It has just been brought to my attention that ‘Broad City’ is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central president, content development and original programming.
Now fans have all the more reason to jump on board the critically acclaimed story of two slackers just trying to get through their 20s in New York City.
Season 2 boasts a slew of guest star appearances including Seth Rogen, Kelly Ripa, Kumail Nanjiani, Janeane Garofalo, Patricia Clarkson, Aidy Bryant, Susie Essman, Amy Ryan, Bob Balaban, Alia Shawkat and David Wain.
The Wednesday night Season 2 premiere is also being celebrated with the launch of a free “Broad City Keyboard” app, featuring emojis and episodic GIFs from and inspired by the show.
The app is available now, launching with emojis including main characters like Abbi, Ilana and Lincoln, as well as random items like a bagel, taco, condom and the middle finger. Launch GIFs include Garol eating yogurt, Ilana dancing, Abbi and Ilana drumming and the music video dream sequence at the bank from the episode “Apartment Hunters.”
New content will be made available for the app every Thursday, following the latest episode of the show’s second season.
Jacobson and Glazer co-created and star in “Broad City.” The series co-stars Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro, Paul Downs, John Gemberling, Chris Gethard and Stephen Schneider. Jacobson and Glazer executive produce alongside Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Sam Saifer and Tony Hernandez. Eric Sloven is a co-executive producer.
“Broad City” airs Wednesday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.