Broad City Renewed By Comedy Central

Comedy Central might be making some big changes to the lineup this year, but it looks like the gals from Broad City will be sticking around. Today Comedy Central announced that Broad City will be returning for a third season on the network. Does that timeline seem wonky? It should. Season 2 of Broad City is expected to hit the schedule tonight, so Comedy Central’s decision has come ahead of the show’s new season debut.

Even though Comedy Central is neglecting to wait for the ratings to come in before the network makes a decision on the third season, it’s not as if Broad City is a bad bet. During Season 1, the show managed to crush in its weirdo Wednesday timeslot at 10:30. According to the network, the first season was the #1 show on cable in its timeslot among men aged 18-34. It’s weird that a show about two women is mostly viewed by men, but I have to guess that has more to do with the network the show airs on than the actual content of the comedy, which is executive produced by leads Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, along with Amy Poehler. I’ve personally always found the premise and the jokes to be pretty funny.

The expectations for Broad City are high, with Comedy Central signing on for 10 episodes in Season 3, which is pretty standard for that series. Comedy Central’s press release didn’t officially state this, but since Season 2 is premiering tonight, we should be getting Season 3 during 2016.

If you haven’t caught Broad City yet, the show stars Glazer and Jacobson as two friends who are in many ways opposites but who are both dealing with a lot of the frustrations women in their twenties frequently have to address—just in more amusing ways. The show also stars Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro, Paul Downs, John Gemberling, Chris Gethard and Stephen Schneider. During Season 2 Bob Balaban, SNL’s Aidy Bryant, Patricia Clarkson, Susie Essman, Janeane Garofalo, Kumail Nanjiani, Kelly Ripa, Seth Rogen, Amy Ryan, Alia Shawkat and David Wain are all expected to guest star, so keep an eye out for famous faces.

The well-liked Broad City returns for Season 2 tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, only on Comedy Central. If you’d like to find out when some of your other favorites are returning, check out our 2015 midseason premiere calendar.

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