Comedy Central Gives Web Series ‘Broad City’ a Pilot Order

Amy Poehler will executive-produce the project from her fellow Upright Citizens Brigade veterans

"Broad City" is relocating to Comedy Central.


The Abbi Jacobson/Ilana Glazer web series has been given a pilot order by the cable network, Comedy Central head of original programming and production Kent Alterman said Monday.

Jacobson and Glazer will executive-produce, along with their fellow Upright Citizens Brigade vet Amy Poehler. Dave Becky and Sam Saifer will also executive-produce, with Tony Hernandez serving as co-executive producer.

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According to Alterman, the series was given a pilot order based on Poehler's recommendation.

"Amy Poehler told me this would be a great show for us, and that's good enough for me," Alterman said.

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"Broad City" revolves around two girls (Jacobson and Glazer) as they navigate their daily lives in New York City and find themselves in mundane situations that are nonetheless "hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time," according to Comedy Central.

The series launched on the web in late 2009.