'Broad City' Gets Second Season On Comedy Central Because They Succeeded In Bringing It
Yessssss. It is time to rejoice, friends: Broad City 's been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season. We will have more strange adventures, more botched pot experiences, and more general poor decision-making, and for that we must be grateful.
The announcement was made by executive producer Amy Poehler on the first ever episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. The show was originally created by comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as a web series chronicling the misadventures of two friends in New York City, and was picked up by Comedy Central when Poehler took notice.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broad City is on its way to giving Comedy Central its highest first season ratings since 2012, and in multiple demographics. This fills me with great amount of joy.
It all brings me back to something Jacobson and Glazer said in an interview with Splitsider before the show premiered:
Comedy Central has a reputation as a network with a lot of "bro-centric" programming – Tosh.0,Workaholics, South Park, The Jeselnik Offensive. Are you guys concerned that you'll face similar expectations that Girls faced, to be some kind of feminist posterchild?
Glazer: I'm not worried about it as much as I just already know it's going to happen. I'm kind of excited about it. I feel like good content is good content. We can't control people's reactions. We can only take them in. So I think it's just exciting to see what happens.
Jacobson: I think it's even more exciting to be one of the only shows on Comedy Central like that right now because I think it's about time and people have been waiting for that. And I don't think it's a girly show – I think it appeals to everyone. So I'm not worried. I guess I'm just curious. I don't know, no matter what response we get, it's just incredible that we're getting a response. It's like, bring it on.
And bring it they did.
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