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'Broad City' Announces Final Season

'Broad City' Announces Final Season
Broad City will end after its fifth season, expected to air in early 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show's creators and stars, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, have also signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central's parent company, Viacom, and are already working on future projects for the companies.

"Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series," said Jacobson and Glazer. "It's been a phenomenal experience, and we've put ourselves into it completely. Broad City's always had a spontaneous pace and feeling,
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‘Broad City’ Renewed for Fifth and Final Season at Comedy Central

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‘Broad City’ Renewed for Fifth and Final Season at Comedy Central
Broad City” will end after its fifth season next year, Comedy Central said Thursday.

The network also announced a first-look deal with the comedy’s creators, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, both together and independently. The deal extends to Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom’s television networks. There are three projects currently in development under this deal: “Mall Town USA,” “Platinum Status,” and “Young Professionals.”

“‘Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana may appear to be aimless and full of hair-brained schemes, but Abbi and Ilana Irl have proven to be stellar creator/writer/performer/director/producers,” said Comedy Central’s president Kent Alterman. “Their supreme focus on telling new stories, in new worlds, with new talent is nearly scary.”

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“‘Broad City’ has been our baby and first love for almost ten years, since we started as a web series. It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely,” said Glazer and Jacobson. “‘Broad City’s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways.”

See Comedy Central’s description of the three new projects below.

Mall Town USA: Mall Town USA is an animated comedy that follows the afterschool misadventures of a 13-year-old girl navigating the complexities of life in the classic microcosm of American culture that is The Mall. Mall Town USA is written and created by Gabe Liedman (Broad City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and executive produced by Jacobson and Glazer.

Also Read: 'Broad City' Creators Say They Were Forced to Edit a Donald Trump Punchline -- and Made It Better

Platinum Status: Set in the hipster-heavy east side of Los Angeles, Platinum Status tells the story of professional back-up singer Noah (Eliot Glazer), a gay guy who’s always felt left out of the “community.” And after he’s dumped by his boyfriend of ten years, Noah rebounds in the least likely way: by hooking up with a girl. With help from his friends Kevin and Mimi and guidance from his kinda-sorta-girlfriend Alexa, Noah tries to evolve both in the bedroom and the recording studio. Eliot Glazer will write and executive produce and Ilana Glazer will also executive produce along with Principato Young’s Peter Principato and Brian Steinberg and Electric Avenue’s Will Arnett and Marc Forman.

Young Professionals: At age twenty-four, David Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Described as the “comic muse for the president,” Litt served as the lead writer for many of President Obama’s most memorable comedic moments, and his recent memoir, Thanks, Obama, is a New York Times best seller. Inspired by Litt’s coming-of-age in our nation’s capital, Young Professionals follows five housemates growing up – personally, politically, and professionally – in the hopelessly absurd world of Washington, D.C. Young Professionals is written by and executive produced by Litt, with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer also serving as executive producers.

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Greenlit: Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham Find ‘A League of Their Own’ at Amazon + More Projects Eyeing Casts

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “A League of Their Own” Any diehard baseball fan knows there absolutely is crying in baseball. But baseball fans have something to look forward to once the season is done with recent news that “Broad City’s” Abbi Jacobson and and “Mozart in the Jungle” writer-executive producer Will Graham will be teaming up to develop an Amazon series based on the hit 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.” The two will be co-writing and executive producing the half-hour comedy, which will be “less [of] a traditional reboot and more [of] a modern look at the story,” following the Rockford Peaches and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The series is only now in development, so it
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Give a Cheer for the Dillon Panthers: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Is Available to Stream on Amazon Prime

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Give a Cheer for the Dillon Panthers: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Is Available to Stream on Amazon Prime
Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.

Dillon Panthers fans, get ready to relive all the feels because all six seasons of “Friday Night Lights” are now streaming on Amazon Prime. The series, which originally aired on NBC, was previously on Netflix but left the streaming service back in October.

Friday Night Lights” stars Kyle Chandler as the high school football coach for the Dillon, Texas, Panthers. Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Jessie Plemmons, Aimee Teegarden and Zach Gilford also star, among others.

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Parks and Recreation,” “House” and “Eureka” were also added to Amazon Prime on Thursday.

Other titles available to Prime members in April include original programming like “Bosch” Season 4 and the buzzy “The Florida Project” starring Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

You can also stream “Uptown Girls,” starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning, “Friday the 13th,” “Spaceballs” and “Troy.” Emmy-nominated sports documentary series “All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys” Season 3 is available on April 27. “Vikings” Season 5 and “The Missing” Season 2 will also drop next month.

See our full roundup of what’s coming to Amazon Prime this month over here.

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Amazon developing TV series based on A League of Their Own

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There's no crying in baseball, whether it be in a feature film or a TV series. THR reports that Amazon Studios is developing a TV series based upon A League Of Their Own, the 1992 Penny Marshall movie which starred Tom Hanks and Geena Davis and told the fictionalized story of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the second World War. The series will be... Read More...
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‘A League of Their Own’ TV Series Slides into Amazon from ‘Broad City’ Co-Creator

‘A League of Their Own’ TV Series Slides into Amazon from ‘Broad City’ Co-Creator
Everyone knows there’s no crying in baseball thanks to the iconic line yelled by Tom Hanks’ in the beloved sports comedy A League of Their Own. But fans might be crying tears of joy when they hear Amazon is developing a TV series adaptation of the 1992 film from director Penny Marshall about an all-female […]

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‘Broad City’s’ Abbi Jacobsen Developing ‘A League Of Their Own’ Series At Amazon

‘Broad City’s’ Abbi Jacobsen Developing ‘A League Of Their Own’ Series At Amazon
In further proof that Amazon is moving away from prestige TV shows, in favor of more recognizable names and properties, it looks like they’re getting ready to remake a classic Penny Marshall film for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that the streaming service is developing a half-hour comedy series based on the hit 1992 film, “A League of Their Own.”

While reboots and remakes aren’t the most exciting news ever, as we will soon see just about every property from the ‘80s and ‘90s get remade, “A League of Their Own” does seem to have some great talent behind the scenes that could make this series worth watching.
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“A League of Their Own” Series from Abbi Jacobson in Development at Amazon

“A League of Their Own”

The Rockford Peaches are eyeing a return to the field. A series inspired by “A League of Their Own” is in development at Amazon, according to Variety. Reportedly “not a close adaptation” of the original, the new version of the story hails from “Broad City” co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham (“Mozart in the Jungle”).

The modern take will follow a “new version of the Rockford Peaches during the first season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943.”

It’s still early days for the Sony Pictures Television project — deals haven’t been finalized for the potential series, but “a mini-writers room is believed to be in place, ready to work on script,” Variety details.

Released in 1992, “A League of Their Own” starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Lori Petty. The Penny Marshall-directed dramedy sees the first-ever
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Amazon is Developing a Series Based on The Classic Film A League Of Their Own

The classic 1992 Penny Marshall-directed film A League of Their Own is being adapted into a TV series by Amazon. I love this movie, and it seems like the kind of story that could actually work great as a TV series. But it sounds like the series is going to be very different from the film.

According to Variety, the series is said to be "not a close adaptation of the Penny Marshall movie starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, but rather a modern take on the story. It is not expected to feature characters from the original, but will follow a new version of the Rockford Peaches during the first season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943."

So even though the series will be a modern take on the story following a new version of the Rockford Peaches, it will still be set in 1943. It will certainly
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A League of Their Own Series in Development at Amazon

A League of Their Own Series in Development at Amazon
Amazon is really swinging for the fences when it comes to developing their own shows, and now they’re taking on the challenge of bringing A League of Their Own to their stable of shows that are coming up. If you’ve seen the movie you might wonder when Amazon is going to start doing anything truly original but the kicker here is that they won’t be remaking the movie, but they will be using it as a basis. The series will be more of the same, drama and comedy mixed into one fun series that follows the Rockford Peaches as they

A League of Their Own Series in Development at Amazon
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Amazon developing A League of Their Own TV series

1992’s baseball comedy-drama A League of Their Own looks set to become the latest movie to receive a small screen adaptation, with THR reporting that Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) are writing and executive producing a TV series for Amazon.

Intended as a half-hour comedy series, the project is being described as “a modern look at the story”, which revolves around the Rockford Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II. Here’s the official synopsis:

A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy infusing the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film, while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches, season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games,
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A League of Their Own Is Getting a TV Reboot, and We Want to Cry - Yes, Even in Baseball

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It's been almost 25 years since Geena Davis and Tom Hanks stepped up to the plate as Dottie Hinson and Jimmy Dugan in the iconic film A League of Their Own. The legendary film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League became an entertaining sports-comedy staple for generations to come. Well, buckle up, baseball fans! According to Deadline, the empowering 1992 film is coming to Amazon as a TV series.

Broad City star Abbi Jacobson will bring the familiar comedic storyline to the small screen, with Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Will Graham also writing and producing.

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There's no news yet on who's leading the reboot's cast, but I'm crossing my fingers for any one of the original Peaches to return. I'm just trying not to tear up over this announcement because, you know, there's no crying in baseball.
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‘A League of Their Own’ TV Series In Development at Amazon

Amazon's push to become a serious content provider in the same vein as Netflix is really revving up. After news came in a few weeks ago that their production of the Lord of the Rings prequels would cost Jeff Bezos some $600 million off the bat, THR is now reporting that Amazon is developing a half-hour series based on Penny Marshall's beloved A League of Their Own, which told the story of the first attempt to make an all-female baseball league while many ballplayers were overseas during World War II. [caption id="attachment_544384" align="alignright" width="…
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'Broad City' Star Plans 'A League of Their Own' Series for Amazon

An A League of Their Own series is in the works at Amazon, with Broad City's Abbi Jacobson on board to co-write the television reboot.

The comedy series will be a complete overhaul of the beloved 1992 baseball movie, meaning that the film's central characters – played by Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna – won't be involved in the reboot. However, the series will still follow the all-women Rockford Peaches baseball team during World War II.

Jacobson and Mozart in the Jungle's Will Graham will co-write and executive produce A League of Their Own.
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A League of Their Own TV Series Adaptation in the Works at Amazon

Amazon is developing a TV adaptation of the Penny Marshall classic A League Of Their Own. A fictional account of the real-life, pioneering All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the original A League of Their Own was a success with both critics and at the box office. And Tom Hanks’ performance as manager Jimmy Dugan, buoyed by the iconic “There’s no crying in baseball!” scene, helped make the movie a timeless addition to sports movies.
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‘A League of Their Own’ Series From Abbi Jacobson of ‘Broad City’ in the Works at Amazon

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‘A League of Their Own’ Series From Abbi Jacobson of ‘Broad City’ in the Works at Amazon
A TV series adaptation of “A League of Their Own” from “Mozart in the Jungle” executive producer Will Graham and “Broad City” co-creator Abbi Jacobson is in the works at Amazon, TheWrap has learned. Based on the Penny Marshall film starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, the series is planned as a half-hour modern take on the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, though still set in 1943. Deals are not yet in place, but Graham and Jacobson are expected to co-write and executive produce the series from Sony Pictures Television alongside Hailey Wiereng of Graham’s Field Trip Productions. A spokesperson for Amazon...
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‘A League Of Their Own’ Series Suiting Up At Amazon

One day after the 2018 Major League Baseball season began comes word of a TV series in development at Amazon based on the 1992 film A League of Their Own. Deadline has confirmed that Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) and Broad City co-creat0r/star Abbi Jacobson will write and executive produce the comedy from Sony Pictures TV about the World War II-era, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The principals are in negotiations, but no deals are in place. It’s…
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A League of Their Own Comedy Adaptation in the Works at Amazon

Batter up, hear that call: Amazon is developing a TV adaptation of the ’90s women’s-baseball movie A League of Their Own, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The adaptation, co-written by Broad City star Abbi Jacobson and Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Will Graham, would be a half-hour comedy that puts a modern spin on the true story of women playing professional baseball while men were off fighting World War II. It wouldn’t feature the film’s main characters — rival sisters Dottie and Kit — but instead start with the formation of the women’s baseball league in 1943 and follow the Rockford Peaches team,
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‘A League Of Their Own’ Series in the Works at Amazon

‘A League Of Their Own’ Series in the Works at Amazon
Amazon is developing a series based on the film “A League of Their Own.”

Hailing from writers Will Graham (“Mozart in the Jungle”) and Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), the half-hour comedy is said to be not a close adaptation of the Penny Marshall movie starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, but rather a modern take on the story. It is not expected to feature characters from the original, but will follow a new version of the Rockford Peaches during the first season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943.

No deals are yet closed for the potential series, which
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