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Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have already graced the cover of New York Magazine in a sweater for two, and stormed our pages with tales of subway farts and the sweaty mishegoss that is living in this crazy town. But the two days they spent with New York — at dinner at ABC Kitchen, the Cut’s fashion party at the Gramercy Park Hotel, and coffee in Greenpoint — yielded far more goodness, laughs, and stray observations than could fit in any one magazine feature. Ahead of the season-two finale of Broad City tonight, here are Abbi and Ilana on what makes them nervous, dating blues, and the original Bevers.1. The original Bevers is Abbi’s best friend. Abbi’s roommate’s terrible boyfriend who never leaves their apartment, played by John Gemberling, is named after Abbi’s best friend, Jess Bevers, who just moved to Belgium. “Yeah, we »
- Jada Yuan
The week before Valentine’s Day is bustling with all things love: celebs we love, stars from sexy movies, recipes guaranteed to arouse your sweetie, gifts designed to delight your dearest, and even ways to keep your body fit! Let’s check the TV Talk Show Schedule for the week of February 9 and see what’s on daytime TV… Home and Family, Hallmark Channel 10am Et/Pt Monday, Feb. 9 Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) and Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally); Nikki DeLoach (Sirens) and The Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson. Tuesday, Feb. 10 John Gemberling (Marry Me), Jessica Collins (The Young and the Restless) and … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
One of the most accurate parts of Broad City‘s depiction of 20something life in New York is the awkward roommate. (We’ve all encountered them — or maybe we are the awkward roommate.) Technically, Abbi’s roommate is a pretty girl who likes to volunteer in Haiti and vacation with her family, and is never, ever there. Instead, Abbi is tormented by her roommate’s ever-present boyfriend, Bevers, who violates basically every social code. As Bevers, John Gemberling brings sloth-like behavior to a new level, disregarding any concept of boundaries. Thanks to him, we now understand that couch sores are a thing, and will think twice before settling in for our next Netflix binge. (Or at least do it with pants on.) We chatted with the Ucb alum about his role on Broad City and the NBC sitcom Marry Me, and brainstormed some potential Lifetime movie pitches (should anyone from »
- Emily Exton
On Broad City, John Gemberling plays Matthew Bevers, better known simply as Bevers, the worst roommate ever. He isn’t even technically Abbi’s roommate, but a hanger-on — the boyfriend of her actual roommate, who is never in the country. Bevers is a character you only wish to exist on television: He rummages through Abbi's food, tosses her Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons, and masturbates on the couch to The Good Wife. He is a nightmare roommate. Vulture called up the actor who plays Bevers, John Gemberling, at his home in the Valley in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two kids. The conversation threaded between the performative and the surreal, as Gemberling told me about masturbating to Showgirls in a friend’s den and the time he duct-taped a refrigerator door shut because the food was rotting inside. It looked like you were having a lot of »
- E. Alex Jung
Fans of the Broad City TV show don't have to worry about the series being cancelled anytime soon. Comedy Central has already renewed it for a second season. Will they regret the decision? Will the ratings rise or fall this time around? Stay tuned.
Broad City follows two best friends -- Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) -- as they navigate their twenties in New York City. Their adventures always lead them down unexpected and outlandish paths. Recurring characters are played by Hannibal Buress, John Gemberling, Stephen Schneider, Arturo Castro, Paul W. Downs, Chris Gethard, and Nicole Drespel.
Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress: (more…) »
The series, which stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and is co-produced by Amy Poehler, has been a huge hit for the network, with Variety reporting that the series was the most-watched show in its timeslot among men ages 18-34 in 2014, and was also the year's highest-rated freshman cable comedy series in that same demographic.
"It has just been brought to my attention that 'Broad City' is a female-centric show, but we're going to do more anyway," said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming at Comedy Central, in a statement announcing the renewal.
- Katie Roberts
On the same day as its second-season premiere, Comedy Central is throwing a huge wave of support behind “Broad City” by announcing an early third season pick-up. The comedy series, created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will return for a third season of 10 episodes.
“It has just been brought to my attention that ‘Broad City’ is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central president, content development and original programming.
Now fans have all the more reason to jump on board the critically acclaimed story of two slackers just »
- Jason Hughes
The Viacom-owned outlet said it would pick up ten more episodes of the show, an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their early 20s in New York despite less-than-auspicious circumstances. The second season is slated to return on the network with new episodes this evening at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.
Comedy Central said “Broad City” was the number one show in cable in its time slot among men between 18 and 34 during its first season on the air, and also the number-one new comedy on cable in 2014 among the same demographic. “Broad City” is created by stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who executive produce along with Amy Poehler, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Sam Saifer and Tony Hernandez. The show is, co-executive produced by Eric Slovin. »
- Brian Steinberg
The remarkable thing about the renaissance happening on Comedy Central — a channel on as hot a creative streak as anyone in the business at the moment — is that none of the shows that have been part of it have been all that revolutionary in form. You have a handful of sketch comedy shows ("Key & Peele," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Kroll Show"), a couple of reality show parodies ("Nathan For You," "Review"), and a single-camera sitcom in "Broad City," which returns for a second season tonight at 10:30. What distinguishes all of them, then, is in the sharply-defined voice and perspective of each show, and in the execution of it. Key and Peele have a clear and distinct perspective on race, but they're also pop culture omnivores whose show is as much of a chameleon as they are. Amy Schumer has a take on male-female (and female-female) relationships that I haven't seen on TV before, »
- Alan Sepinwall
On the Marry Me sitcom, easy-going Jake (Ken Marino) and high-strung Annie (Casey Wilson) have been together for six years. They're ready to be married but their road to the altar is anything but smooth. The rest of the cast includes Sarah Wright Olsen, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill, and Tim Meadows.
10 items from 2015
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