Sad, I know. But it's time to say good-bye to Abbi and Ilana as their hit Comedy Central series Broad City prepares for its fifth and final season. It's been real, it's been fun, but now their journey must come to an end. And it looks like it's going to be one hell off a party.
The fifth and final season of Broad City will premiere Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT only on Comedy Central. Abbi and Ilana will return for one last hoorah. It's also announced that these all-new episodes of Broad City will be followed by Comedy Central's brand-new half-hour scripted series, The Other Two.
The Other Two also premieres on January 24, and it comes from former Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. This duo are responsible for the instant classic sketches Hometown Tourism Ad, (Do It on My) Twin Bed and Christmas Mass Spectacular. Lorne Michaels will be an executive producer on the series as well.
The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can't get better auditions than "Man At Party Who Smells Fart," and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex, High Maintenance) as his 30-year-old sister, and former professional child dancer, Brooke, who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they must also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life muscal.ly sensation Case Walker. The Other Two will also feature Molly Shannon, who plays the siblings' Hollywood-ready mother, and Ken Marino (Party Down), as ChaseDream's newly-hired manager.
Broad City brought its fourth season to a close back in December 2017. While Season 5 will bring this new classic comedy to an end, Jacobson and Glazer, who created the show, have signed a development deal with Comedy Central. The pair said this at the time of the Comedy Central announcement.
"Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost ten years, since we started as a webseries. 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."
No further episode details have been announced for Broad City Season 5. But we do get a few fleeting glimpses at the girls as they run throughout their New York neighborhood in the teaser provided by Comedy Central. Will be sad to see Abbi and Ilana go, but we can't wait to see what they have planned next.