2 Broke Girls is an American television sitcom created for Warner Bros. Television by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. It premiered in the United States on CBS on September 2011, and is currently commissioned for a fifth season. Set in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the show's plot follows the lives of roommates Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs). Whereas Channing was raised as the daughter of a multi-millionaire, Black grew in poverty, resulting in differing perspectives on life, although together they work in a local diner while attempting to raise funds to start a cupcake business.
Since its debut, the series has received a mixed response from critics. The on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters has been praised, however others have condemned the show's reliance on sexualised humour and racial stereotypes. It was nominated for three 2012 Emmy Awards, winning for Art Direction.