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'Broad City' to End with 5th Season Next Year

Friday Apr 13, 2018
Abbi Jacobson, left, and Ilana Glazer of the series "Broad City" speak at the Television Critics Association.
Abbi Jacobson, left, and Ilana Glazer of the series "Broad City" speak at the Television Critics Association.  (Source:Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The creators and stars of Comedy Central's "Broad City" revealed Thursday that their popular comedy series will end with its fifth season, which is scheduled to air early next year, Deadline reports.

Despite "Broad City" coming to an end, fans of the show will still be shouting, "Yaaasss queen." According to the Deadline report, the show's creators, directors and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have signed a development deal with Comedy Central in which they will develop new shows both together and separately. The deal extends to the network's parent company, Vitcom, which includes networks like MTV, VH1 and more.

The duo already have three projects in development at Comedy Central: "Mall Town USA," "Platinum Status," and "Young Professionals."

Comedy Central's president Ken Alterman told Deadline it was Glazer and Jacobson's decision to end "Broad City."

"It's purely driven by creative storytelling. 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 they want to end it, and the last thing we want to do is to have someone not end something on their terms," he said.

Alterman wouldn't provide further details about the comedy's final season but said the women's "plans for winding the series up are really exciting. I think it's going to be a great celebration of this show."

"'Broad City' has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series," Glazer and Jacobson told Deadline. "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," they added. "We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways."

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