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Broad City to end after its upcoming fifth season—but never fear, Abbi and Ilana fans

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Nothing lasts forever, especially not basic-cable series about being young and broke and single in New York City. As Comedy Central announced today, Broad City is going the way of so many comedies (and dramedies) before it, and will end after its upcoming fifth season on the network. “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,” creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer say in a statement.


But don’t worry—Abbi and Ilana’s friendship is still intact. They’re simply entering a new phase of their professional partnership, and recently signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central to develop new shows. And they’ve already got three projects in development for the network. To quote a Comedy Central press release:

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.

Glazer and Jacobson have also each been branching off into solo film careers; Glazer co-starred in last year’s bachelorette-party-from-hell comedy Rough Night, and Jacobson’s new movie, the harrowing heroin drama 6 Balloons, premiered on Netflix just last week.