‘Broad City’ Announces Final Season, But Abbi and Ilana Ink New Deal with Comedy Central
The upcoming fifth season of Broad City, set to begin airing in early 2019, will be the show’s final season according to Deadline. On the bright side, creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have also signed a development deal with Comedy Central, giving the network a first look on all content created and/or developed by the duo. This includes other networks under the Viacom umbrella. Glazer and Jacobson already have three projects in development at Comedy Central: Mall Town USA, Platinum Status, and Young Professionals. They serve as executive producers on Mall Town USA and Young Professionals, while Glazer is one of the executive producers on Platinum Status, a show written and starring her brother Eliot Glazer.
President of Comedy Central Kent Alterman noted that the decision to end Broad City came from Abbi and Ilana. “They came to us and said, ‘We think that we need to figure out how to resolve a final season’. They have great ideas about how to want to end it, and the last thing we want to do is to have someone not end something on their terms.”
Abbi and Ilana also released a statement on the decision to end Broad City:
“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.”