Following the huge success of the latest award-winning third series of Mrs Brown’s Boys, the BBC can announce that Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, have commissioned two Christmas specials of BBC One’s In-House produced hit sit-com, Mrs Brown’s Boys, to air later this year.
The third series, currently airing Monday nights on BBC One at 9.30pm, has seen viewing figures averaging at 14.4 million across all platforms. Two Christmas specials that transmitted on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day 2012, were enjoyed by an average audience of 15 million across all platforms.
Mrs Brown’s Boys is created, written by and stars Brendan O’Carroll as misbehaving matriarch Agnes Brown. The television series features a regular cast, including Brendan’s real-life wife Jennifer Gibney as Agnes’s daughter Cathy, his daughter Fiona O’Carroll as Maria, his son Danny O’Carroll as Buster and his sister Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie McGoogan.
Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One says: “I’m absolutely delighted to confirm that Mrs Brown’s Boys will be spending Christmas 2013 on the channel with two special episodes.”
Mark Freeland, BBC’s Head of Comedy, says: “Last Christmas Agnes Brown was stuck halfway up the Christmas tree. This year in every way she will be the star at the very top. I can’t wait.”
Brendan O’Carroll said: “I’m thrilled that the BBC has asked us to be part of its Christmas again this year. It’s a great privilege to be invited into people’s homes at such a magical time of year.”