Comedy Central has had a ton of hits over the years. While shows like South Park seem to be running indefinitely, the networks's scripted live-action projects eventually must come to an end. We've seen classics like The Chapelle's Show and Key & Peele come and go throughout the years, and unfortunately the time will soon come to say goodbye to another Comedy Central original series. Prepare for kweens everywhere to weep, because following the upcoming fifth season, Broad City will conclude its run on the network for good.
While this news is enough to get any Broad City crying in a corner and clutching their Bingo Bronson, it isn't all bad news. Abbi and Ilana's misadventures in the city might finally come to an end, but that doesn't mean the real-life creators are going anywhere. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have actually signed a deal with Viacom to develop new content, meaning that the twisted and slightly marijuana-infused perspective broads will be back to make us laugh again.
THR broke the news of Broad City's end, which actually makes a great deal of sense. While the show is extremely successful and part of the pop culture lexicon, you can't expect the show's creators to stick with it indefinitely. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been booking a ton of work recently, so ending Broad City has the potential to open up their careers to more exciting opportunities.
Broad City follows Abbi and Ilana as exaggerated versions of themselves, put into a variety of ridiculous situations while living in New York city in their twenties. The show really succeeds in showing the dirtiness and ridiculous nature of the big apple, while also showing characters who truly love each other. They just can't seem to get adulting down just yet. The show has amassed a serious cult following in the past few seasons, with GIFs of the show being commonplace on social media.
While Broad City fans could no doubt watch the show go on forever, Ilana and Abbi's busy schedules have resulted in a delayed production schedule. They've each booked pretty exciting projects in the past year or so, which should allow them to reach new audiences. Ilana Glazer recently created and starred in Time Traveling Bong on Comedy Central, while also starring alongside Scarlet Johansson in Rough Night. Meanwhile Abbi Jacobson voiced a character in The Lego Ninjago Movie, and has made her dramatic debut opposite James Franco in Netflix's 6 Balloons. Everything's coming up roses for the dynamic duo, and ending Broad City (while sad) has the potential to change the course of their respective careers.
Broad City's first four seasons are available on Hulu and Comedy Central's app. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our superhero premiere list and Amazon premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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