‘Broad City’ Gets Comedy Central Series Order

Series starring UCB alums was previously online

Comedy Central has ordered the new series "Broad City," a previously online series starring Upright Citizens Brigade alums Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazar.

 Eric Michael PearsonThe show, whose executive producers include Upright Citizens co-founder Amy Poehler, is set to premiere with 10 episodes next year. It follows two friends as they find the strange and interesting aspects of even the most mundane events in New York City.

“Finally, there’s a television show set in New York City,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central's president of content development and original programming. “I’m immensely proud that we have done it first.”

“I'm excited to work with Comedy Central and introduce Abbi and Ilana to America,” said Poehler. “And all the other countries.  And also Mars.  We've got big plans.” 

The series is executive produced by Jacobson, Glazer, Amy Poehler, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Generate’s Sam Saifer. Tony Hernandez is the co-executive producer.