Comedy Central is set to premiere its newest show, Broad City, based on the web series of the same name, in January, according to the Broad City Tumblr. Created by and starring UCB NYC performers Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City follows the pair of young ladies’ adventures living in New York City. The show spent a year in development at FX before Comedy Central picked it up. Standup Hannibal Buress will be playing a recurring role on the TV version, and Amy Poehler is executive producing the series.
No official premiere date has been announced for Broad City yet. Also premiering in January is the second season of Kroll Show’s, which starts Tuesday, January 14th.
Here’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer describing the series in an interview with us in March:
Potentially each episode will just be a day in the life. It’s still very playful, and you’ll still see these characters walk into these specific and crazy New York situations. But it is a little bit more of a structure, in terms of you’re seeing a full adventure that they would go on … Our comedy friends who are not yet famous are the like the next generation. So we do have some big names in our pilot, but we also have the future big names throughout our series.