Rory Cowan has announced that Mrs Brown's Boys will be shown in the USA.
He's a great source for solid information. As O'Carroll's agent, he was sitting right alongside Brendan when the show was conceived. The character of Rory was first based upon him, then he ended up actually playing the role!
Rory is also one of Brendan's closest friends. But it was in his capacity as agent, that the announcement was made.
HBO and PBS are both aggressively pursuing the rights to air the show - swearing and all.
Cable television channels in the US aren't constricted by the same law for beeping expletives. Where it's only done as a matter of courtesy in their shows. Hence cable bosses have been able to bid for Mrs Brown's Boys without a caveat to censor it.
Now Brendan O'Carroll is interested in talking. Now the comedy is set to go to the USA.
Rory is convinced that Mrs Brown's Boys will be a hit in the States. He told the Press Association, "I know all the US army bases get the DVDs - I don't know where they get them. We are getting fan mail from all the army bases all over America. And they get them free - they're being sent from somewhere."
In addition to the cable companies, Brendan is also talking to Netflix. As an entertainment channel based in cyber-space, it also side-steps US laws on unbeeped cussing.
Let the bidding wars begin!