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Third series of Mrs Brown's Boys picked up by BBC

Brendan O’Carroll’s Bafta-nominated show has got yet another green light from the British broadcaster – before the second season even airs.

Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown
Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown
Image: BBC Press Office

DESCRIBING IT AS a “joyful” and “laugh-out-loud” comedy, the BBC has recommissioned Mrs Brown’s Boys for a third series.

The broadcaster must be impressed with the second instalment of Brendan O’Carroll’s show – even though it hasn’t aired yet.

Viewing figures for series one peaked at more than four million and the British broadcaster must be expecting more of the same when series two airs next month.

Featuring the comedian as his alter-ego Agnes Brown, the second season will begin with a Christmas Special on BBC One in December.

The returning cast also includes much of the real-life O’Carroll-clan, including wife Jennifer Gibney, who plays Cathy, daughter Fiona as Maria, son Danny as Buster and sister Eilish as Winnie McGoogan.

Cheryl Taylor, the controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC said the new episodes are rip-roaring fun”, while O’Carroll himself described the news as an “extraordinary Christmas present”.

“The BBC must be mad,” he added.

The show has indeed earned much grá from the BBC but it hasn’t stopped there. Earlier this year, Bafta organisers stunned the television world last year by nominating Mrs Brown’s Boys for one of its prestigious awards.

Here is a reminder of some of Agnes’s antics from season one:

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