Don’t give up hope, Downwardly Mobile cast — it really is possible for a web series to become a TV show.
Case in point: Comedy Central announced today that it’s ordering a pilot of a show called Broad City, which is based on the web series of the same name. Comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have produced Broad since 2009, attracting the attention of famous fans (and guest stars) like Amy Poehler and Kristen Schaal along the way. Glazer was also one of the minds behind “Sh– New Yorkers Say,” which has been viewed more than 3.6 million times on YouTube.
Poehler herself will executive produce the TV version, along with Jacobson, Glazer, Louie EP Dave Becky, and Sam Saifer. READ FULL STORY »