Mrs Brown's Boys to make BBC One return
Mrs Brown will be back for a second series
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By Tim Lesnik
The success of Mrs Brown's Boys on BBC One has led Danny Cohen, the channel's controller, and Cheryl Taylor, the corporation's controller of comedy commissioning, to order a second series of the show.
Starring Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown, the sitcom also features a number of O'Carroll's real-life family members.
His wife Jennifer Gibney, daughter Fiona O'Carroll, son Danny O'Carroll and sister Eilish O'Carroll all appear in the six-part series, which centres on Mrs Brown's habit of interfering with the lives of her friends and family.
The show's audience has grown steadily during its time on air and now attracts more than 3.5 million viewers a week, which is 28 per cent higher than the slot average.
Announcing the decision to recommission the programme, Ms Taylor said: "Brendan O'Carroll and his irrepressible alter ego Agnes Brown have lit up Monday nights for the past few weeks and, despite the rarefied language, the warmth of this series and the laugh-out-loud comedy antics have proved a huge hit with BBC One viewers."
Brendan O'Carroll has previously been seen on TV in The Royle Family and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere and has also written six novels.