Amy Poehler to produce series for Comedy Central

7:29 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
Actress Amy Poehler arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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By Carol Memmott, USA Today

Comedy Central announced today it has struck a deal with Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler to produce a TV adaptation of the Web series Broad City, which stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

Broad City follows two friends (Jacobson and Glazer) navigating life in New York City. The 10-episode scripted comedy will premiere in 2014.

The series was started by its two stars as a sketch idea at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, and then evolved into a Web hit. Poehler counts herself among UCB's alumni.

"Finally, there's a television show set in New York City," joked Comedy Central's Kent Alterman. "I'm immensely proud that we have done it first."

Said Poehler, "I'm excited to work with Comedy Central and introduce Abbi and Ilana to America. And all the other countries. And also Mars. We've got big plans."

The series has been nominated for the Emerging Comics of New York's "Best Web Series" award, and Jacobson and Glazer also were nominated individually.

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