Comedy Central is betting on "Broad City."
The popular web-series received a pilot order from the cable network back in October. The Hollywood Reporter confirms today that they liked what they saw, as the greenlight has been given to a ten episode series order.
"Finally, there’s a television show set in New York City," joked Comedy Central original programming president Kent Alterman of the new series. He also admitted similarities between the web series and HBO's "Girls", though he noted, "I’m immensely proud that we have done it first."
Indeed, much like the HBO hit, "Broad City" shines the spotlight on two friends, played by creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, as they navigate through lift in the big city while finding the humor in the mundane.
The series got its start online in 2010, the brainchild of Upright Citizens Brigade performers Jacobson and Glazer, gaining a healthy following that included the "Parks and Recreation" star. Poehler originally introduced the cable network to the series, and will serve as executive producer on the series along with Jacobson and Glazer.
Poehler said of the series order, "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."