Comedy Central is doing business once again with Amy Poehler.
The network has ordered a pilot for Broad City, based on a web series of the same name from the comedy team of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. The project was originally being developed at FX, but apparently fell through, as Comedy Central's head of original programing Kent Alterman officially announced it today.
Broad City began as a sketch idea at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City and grew into a web series from there. That web series drew interest from UCB alum Poehler and she recommended it to Alterman as a possible broadcast series.
The show is similar in tone to Lena Durham's HBO series Girls, but is a little looser and more sketch-based. It treads the same line of hipster post-feminism, while being set around Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs.
"Amy Poehler told me this would be a great show for us, and that's good enough for me," Alterman said of the Parks and Recreation star.
Jacobson and Glazer will serve as EPs alongside Poehler, Dave Becky and Sam Saifer. Tony Hernandez is the co-executive producer and Brooke Posch is the executive in charge of production with Comedy Central.