Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’ will come to an end after its fifth season, which will premiere Thursday, January 24, 2019. The stars and creators of the show Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer told the New York Times they needed to end the show – they had nothing left to give. They also made it pretty clear there would be no season 6 in the future or any other revival for their characters.
ILANA GLAZER I’m finally starting to process it now. It feels like we have two babies, who are our inner children, and we’re sending them off to college. You don’t need us anymore.
ABBI JACOBSON We didn’t know exactly how or why or when, but we knew what the end would be. I’m not going to tell you it. But we want you to leave the characters and feel O.K.
GLAZER Before, part of the joke was, ha ha, these white girls don’t have to grow. Because in your early 20s, you’re the same idiot, over and over and over again. And then Season 4, we couldn’t help but grow because we were so angry and disgusted with ourselves.
GLAZER When we came back to rewrite it [after the 2016 presidential election], there was so much police brutality. We kept being like, why the [expletive] are we in here?
JACOBSON We’d be breaking an act, thinking, how are we doing this? Constant news alerts.
GLAZER That’s not why we needed this to end. It was more like, the fourth season was bizarrely political, the process of it, and I think that’s why the product turned out that way. Season 4 really took it out of me, from beginning to end, and stretched on for so long. We couldn’t do another one after 5. Couldn’t do it.