‘Broad City’ Ending With Season 5 in 2019
The Queens of Broad City are broadening their horizons. Comedy Central confirms the fan-favorite comedy duo of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will end the series with a fifth and final season in 2019, but already have new TV projects on the horizon.
The network confirmed Thursday that Season 5 would bow in “early 2019,” and serve as the last for fictional Abbi and Ilana. The real creator-writer-stars have otherwise inked a “comprehensive development deal” for new content created and/or developed for TV, including Mall Town USA, Platinum Status, and Young Professionals. Here are synopses for all three:
Mall Town USA: Mall Town USA is an animated comedy that follows the afterschool misadventures of a 13-year-old girl navigating the complexities of life in the classic microcosm of American culture that is The Mall. Mall Town USA is written and created by Gabe Liedman (Broad City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and executive produced by Jacobson and Glazer.
Platinum Status: Set in the hipster-heavy east side of Los Angeles, Platinum Status tells the story of professional back-up singer Noah (Eliot Glazer), a gay guy who’s always felt left out of the “community.” And after he’s dumped by his boyfriend of ten years, Noah rebounds in the least likely way: by hooking up with a girl. With help from his friends Kevin and Mimi and guidance from his kinda-sorta-girlfriend Alexa, Noah tries to evolve both in the bedroom and the recording studio. Eliot Glazer will write and executive produce and Ilana Glazer will also executive produce along with Principato Young’s Peter Principato and Brian Steinberg and Electric Avenue’s Will Arnett and Marc Forman.
Young Professionals: At age twenty-four, David Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Described as the “comic muse for the president,” Litt served as the lead writer for many of President Obama’s most memorable comedic moments, and his recent memoir, Thanks, Obama, is a New York Times best seller. Inspired by Litt’s coming-of-age in our nation’s capital, Young Professionals follows five housemates growing up – personally, politically, and professionally – in the hopelessly absurd world of Washington, D.C. Young Professionals is written by and executive produced by Litt, with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer also serving as executive producers.
Said Jacobson and Glazer of the monumental move:
Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost ten years, since we started as a web series. It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely. Broad City’s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways.
Granted, the Broad City writing was more or less on the wall, as Comedy Central renewed the series simultaneously for Seasons 4 and 5, and gave the pair frequent leeway for their burgeoning careers. Jacobson is also said to be working on a League of Their Own TV series for Amazon, in addition to previously-announced projects for the pair.
We’ll learn more of Broad City’s final season as 2018 rolls on, so stay tuned.
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