It seems you can’t keep a good mammy down with the BBC announcing a whole new spin on the Mrs Brown series.
The hugely popular Mrs Brown’s Boys cemented its status as the nation’s favourite sitcom last July, with its live episode airing on a Saturday night reaching over 11 million viewers and winning the Radio Times Most Popular 21st Century Sitcom poll. Now BBC Entertainment and BBC One have commissioned All Round To Mrs Brown’s, a new Saturday night series with Agnes Brown and all the Mrs Brown’s Boys favourites.
Agnes is about to open the door of her very familiar family home, as mammy makes mischief with celebrity guests, surprise audience shenanigans and outrageous stunts, all in front of a live studio audience… what could possibly go wrong?!
Mrs Brown’s Boys creator, writer and star Brendan O’Carroll says: “The entire cast is excited by this. I think Agnes may be worried that she’ll need a bigger kettle to make tea for everyone that’s coming round!”
All Round to Mrs Brown’s is to be produced by Hungry Bear Media in conjunction with O’Carroll’s production company BocPix. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content; Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning; and Alan Tyler, Commissioning Editor, BBC Entertainment.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: “Bringing one of our biggest comedy stars Mrs Brown to Saturday nights in 2017 with a new entertainment show is going to be full of fun and mischief and totally unpredictable, I can’t wait!”
Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning says: “We all agree it’s high time some of our bravest celebrities experienced a slice of the world according to Agnes and I can’t think of a finer or funnier format to do this in.”
Brendan added: “I have been waiting some time to work with Dan Baldwin and Hungry Bear. It is so exciting now to team up for this. Similarly one of the things that everyone at BocPix enjoys about working with the BBC is that we are always given the encouragement to explore new ideas – like we did with the live episode of Mrs. Browns Boys in July.”
Alan Tyler said: “Brendan is a truly special talent and in Mrs Brown he has created someone who is loved by our audience. We are thrilled that Agnes is throwing her doors open and cannot wait to see what Brendan, Jenny and the brilliant cast have in store for those who step inside.”
Managing Director of Hungry Bear Media, Dan Baldwin, says: “It’s a genuine pleasure to team up with Brendan, Jenny and the entire Mrs Brown cast. They are brilliantly funny and we hope to take that magical humour from the sitcom and transfer it into a truly outstanding entertainment show for the whole country.”
It will be executive produced by Dan Baldwin and Andy Price for Hungry Bear Media, and executive produced by Fiona Gibney for BocPix. The series producer will be Toby Brack. The series will transmit later this year.
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