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2 Broke Girls is an American television comedy series on CBS. It premiered on September 19, 2011 and concluded on April 17, 2017.

On September 26, it moved to what became its regular time-slot, airing after How I Met Your Mother. Its core format was developed, and its central characters created, by Michael Patrick King of Sex and the City and Whitney Cummings.

The sitcom was ended its sixth and final season on April 17, 2017, then it was cancelled by CBS on May 12, 2017 after six seasons. Source

Plot Edit

Set in New York City, the series revolves the lives of two waitresses in their twenties—-Max Black, played by Kat Dennings, who comes from a poor working-class family, and Caroline Channing played by (Beth Behrs), who was born rich but is now cash poor-—working together at the Williamsburg Diner, a Brooklyn restaurant. As the two work together, they become friends and try to realize their dream of one day opening a cupcake shop (for which they need to raise $250,000), despite getting paid hardly anything, and must continually find ways to make ends meet.

Other characters include their boss, Han Lee, the diner's proprietor; Oleg, a cook at the diner; and Earl, the diner's cashier.

Press Release Description Edit

2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg Brooklyn, and form a bond over their dream of one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing stands in their way - they're broke.

Sarcastic, street-smart Max Black met the sophisticated, school-smart Caroline Channing when the uptown trust fund princess was having a run of bad luck due to her father's Wall Street scandal, which caused her to lose all her money and forced her to give waitressing a shot.

At first, Max sees Caroline as an entitled rich girl, but she's surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max's knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she visualizes a lucrative future for them and they begin to save money to reach their start-up money goal of $250,000. As the girls' cupcake tally expands week-to-week, they become closer to their goal and to each other.

At the diner they are surrounded by their offbeat, colorful "work family:" Oleg, an overly flirtatious cook; Earl, a hip 75-year-old cashier; Han, the eager-to-please owner of the diner and Sophie, the girls' outrageous upstairs neighbor. As Max and Caroline climb toward their goal, we see that their "smarts" plus their "hearts" might just be the recipe for success.

Series SynopisEdit

Set in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the series chronicles the lives of two waitresses in their mid twenties—Max, who comes from a poor working-class family, and Caroline, who was born rich but is now disgraced and penniless due to her father, Martin Channing, getting caught operating a Bernard Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme—working together at a Brooklyn restaurant. The two become friends and build toward their dream of one day opening a cupcake shop. Among those working with them at the restaurant are their boss, Han Lee; Oleg, an upbeat but perverted Ukrainian cook; and Earl, a 75-year-old African-American cashier.

Also featured starting late in the first season is their neighbor and part-time boss Sophie, a Polish immigrant who runs the housecleaning company Sophie's Choice. During most of the first season Max is also a part-time nanny for the twin babies of Peach Landis, who during the season adopts Caroline's horse Chestnut. At the end of each episode a tally shows how much they have made toward their goal of $250,000 needed to open their business. Early in the second season, Sophie lends the girls $20,000, which is enough for them to start their business. However, the business fails, and in the 18th episode they are forced to give up the lease of their cupcake shop with just enough money to pay off Sophie's loan, resetting the end of episode tally to $5.00.

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Episodes Edit

Main article: List of 2 Broke Girls episodes

Reception Edit

2 Broke Girls has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season holds a rating of 59%, based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs have undeniable chemistry, and although 2 Broke Girls is at times bogged down by predictable jokes, this old-fashioned odd couple sitcom is rich with laughs." On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

In 2015, Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said what started out as "a modern Laverne & Shirley" attracted lots of young people to begin with, until they "realized it was a waste of their time."

The show has appeared on many critics' "Worst of The Year" lists throughout its run.

Ratings Edit

The series premiere was watched by 19.4 million viewers after its lead-in, the first episode of Two and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen. This marked the highest rating for a fall premiere of a comedy series since Fall 2001. It scored a 7.1 rating in Adults 18–49. With DVR viewers included, the premiere rose to over 21.5 million viewers and an 8.1 in adults 18–49. The show has done well in ratings with college students and young males.

DVD released Edit

2 Broke Girls first became available on DVD in 2012 with the first season via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and was the only season to receive an additional Blu-ray release in countries United States, Canada and Australia. Subsequent seasons have received only a DVD release.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 24 September 4, 2012
The Complete Second Season 24 September 24, 2013
The Complete Third Season 24 October 14, 2014
The Complete Fourth Season 22 August 11, 2015
The Complete Fifth Season 22 September 20, 2016
The Complete Sixth and Final Season 22 Fall 2017

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International broadcastsEdit

Thes series has been picked up in the following countries:

Country Network Premiere Date Notes
Australia Nine Network February 14, 2012 Season 2 currently fast-tracked 5 days after US airing, Tuesdays at 9pm, with Season 1 being re-run on Nine's digital channel GO! weeknights at 6:30.
Belgium VIER September 1, 2012 
Canada City September 19, 2012 Simulcast by CBS in Canada. Aires at the same time and date.
Germany ProSieben August 28, 2012
Ireland RTÉ January 19, 2012
Italy Mya May 21, 2012 10:15pm, airing after Suburgatory.
New Zealand TV2 February 8, 2012 8:00pm, airing after Two And A Half Men
Sweden TV4 September 13, 2012 Known as Två panka tjejer. Airing 21:30 after New Girl
United Kingdom E4 / Channel 4 April 19, 2012 9:30pm, airing after The New Normal

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