Comedy Central’s feminist comedy juggernaut “Broad City” will come to an end when it airs it’s fifth and final season in early 2019. The comedy duo behind the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer won’t be leaving fans high and dry. The two signed a first-look television deal with Comedy Central parent company Viacom that already has three projects in the works with Comedy Central.
Abbi & Ilana released a joint statement through the reps that said:
“Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 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.”
“Broad City” rose in popularity with millennial audiences thanks in part to it’s dynamic female leads and it’s bold, left politics. The show effortlessly championed topics like feminism, inner racial dating, gender stereotypes and sexual taboos. “Broad City” started as a youtube series, but was eventually picked up by Comedy Central in 2014, where it debuted to critical acclaim.
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman told Hollywood Reporter the showrunner’s chose to end the show because the timing was right:
It’s more of a creative thing than anything. It’s a show about two twenty-somethings in New York, and Abbi and Ilana are smart about not wanting to overstretch it beyond plausibility. They’re telling a particular story about the post-college era in New York. It’s an organic conclusion to the journey that they’ve been on.
Abbi & Ilana are both working on independent projects in addition to “Mall Town USA,” “Young Professionals,” and “Platinum Status,” which will debut on Comedy Central. Can’t wait to see what new causes they will champion next.