BBC One has ordered a new two-part Christmas Special of its smash hit comedy series Mrs Brown’s Boys written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll.
It may not be a fourth series but the news that the BBC has ordered a two-part festive special of Mrs Brown’s Boys will be welcomed by its legion of fans.
Earlier this week reports emerged that a fourth series may not air on BBC One for two years because actor and writer Brendan O’Carroll’s busy schedule. Reports claim that O’Carroll will be tied up with the UK stage tour of the series as well as the proposed movie.
“I’m absolutely delighted to confirm that Mrs Brown’s Boys will be spending Christmas 2013 on the channel with two special episodes.” – Danny Cohen, BBC One controller
Mrs Brown’s Boys stars Brendan O’Carroll as the foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown with Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie; the long-suffering best friend, and neighbour, of Agnes.
Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most watched programme of the Christmas period with ratings topping 12 million viewers. A two-part special aired over the festive period and its success is likely what has prompted the BBC to order a further two-part special to keep fans entertained.
“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.” – Brendan O’Carroll
The third season of Mrs Brown’s Boys is currently airing on Monday evenings, paired up with Miranda, where it has once again pulled in big audiences.
The comedy’s Saturday evening repeats have also proved to be popular with audiences and the BBC claims each episode is now averaging 14 million viewers across the different airings and platforms. The new special will air this Christmas (2013) on BBC One.
We can but hope that a fourth series will quickly be commissioned!