Sunday, August 2, 2015

Comedy Central renews 'Broad City' for a second season

Since Comedy Central's Broad City premiered late last month, it quickly has become one of the most beloved shows on the web. And with producers like Amy Poehler, it's easy to imagine the show being picked up for a second season-which, surprise, it has.

Comedy Central renews ‘Broad City’ for a second season

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Since Comedy Central’s Broad City premiered late last month, it quickly has become one of the most beloved shows on the web. And with producers like Amy Poehler, it’s easy to imagine the show being picked up for a second season—which, surprise, it has.

Poehler herself made the announcement via her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, saying that Comedy Central has picked up Broad City for a second season. Good news for everyone, but most of all for Philly’s Abbi Jacobson, who writes and stars in the quickly beloved comedy.

The first seasons 10 episodes garnered an average of 1.2 million viewers, which Comedy Central calls its “highest-rated first season since 2012.” But, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central content development president Kent Alterman hinted it wasn’t all about the ratings: 

“I didn’t realize Broad City was so good until I read all the incredible reviews,” said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming at Comedy Central. “Now I’m really excited about it.”

See that? They take reviews into account, too, apparently.

The first season of Broad City wraps up March 26, so the second season is still a long ways off. No worries, though—you can catch Jacobson when she’s in town March 5 for a standup date at the Troc.

[Flavorwire]

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