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Broad City is an American comedy series on Comedy Central. The series was co-created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, but originally started as a web-series by the same name. After much acclaim, the two worked with Amy Poehler on a script that eventually ended up at Comedy Central. The show has run for four seasons from 2014-2017. It's fifth and final season will premiere on January 24, 2019.[1]


Broad City follows two young women living in New York City and trying to navigate everyday life.


  • The characters are based on the younger versions of Abbi and Ilana who were 22 and 19 when they first met.
  • The two women started the web series in part because they weren’t getting cast and in part to show their parents evidence of what they were pursuing.
  • When Abbi first set eyes on Ilana she thought Ilana was Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development.
  • Comedy Central renewed Broad City for a third season before the second even premiered.
  • The first script was originally sold to FX, but the network did not move ahead with it.