broad city comedy central abbi jacobson ilana glazer 'Broad City': 'What a Wonderful World' is not a slave songComedy Central launched a new scripted half-hour comedy on Wednesday (Jan. 22), a TV adaptation of what has been an online sensation for several years now, “Broad City.”

The former cult web series follows Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, two 20-somethings trying to find their way in New York City. Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” is the executive producer.

The first episode sees the girls trying to scrape up enough money to go to a secret Lil Wayne concert, including answering a Craigslist ad that has them cleaning a guy’s apartment in their underwear for an hour. In the end, he won’t pay them, so they take his booze and get drunk on the street.

As a side note, from what our research suggests, “What a Wonderful World” is not a slave song, but a political song written during the tumultuous 1960s meant to signify hope and optimism. It’s a very fitting episode title, since at the end Abbi says, “Tomorrow is totally the day.” Indeed, Abbi. We hope it is for you.

What did you think, are you in for more? If you watch “Girls,” do you
find you like this better or not as much as the HBO show of similar ilk?
Check out more episodes of “Broad City” from before it was a TV series at the official YouTube channel.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."