Mrs Brown’s boy Rory Cowan and comedian/ actress Deirdre O’Kane are the voices of TV3’s Irish version of Gogglebox.
The format is very simple. We watch people watching telly. TV3 and producers Kite / Lambert Studios have handpicked some of Ireland’s most opinionated and entertaining TV fanatics to comment on whatever show is put in front of them that week. The cast includes families, housemates, friends and couples. Us Irish always have something to say and there’s nothing like adding that Irish sense of humour to an already brilliant show.
Deirdre O’Kane made the announcement while hosting the TV3 Autumn launch this week in the National Concert hall. She had the packed crowd entertained as she narrated on the past and future events of TV3.
Deirdre moved back to Ireland this year and this month hosts radio special SHE’S HAVING A LAUGH as part of Comedy Showhouse with guests – actress Amy Huberman; film producer Rebecca O’Flanagan and writer Fiona Looney. Listen in at 6pm on RTE Radio 1 on September 1oth.
Here she is Live in Vicar Street talking about something Mrs Brown has no idea of!
At the launch, TV3 Group Managing Director Pat Kiely said: “This is easily TV3’s most confident and ambitious new season launch schedule in our 18 year history. As the channel comes of age, I am thrilled to launch a new look schedule which is packed with big shows and big names. “We are taking the great content that helped us grow our audience through the years and supplementing it with exciting new originated production and Irish versions of some blockbuster international formats. Through investment in top class talent and cutting edge studio infrastructure, we will make more primetime shows than ever before.
“Our new plans reflect what our viewers want with longer running series and popular shows in consistent slots. Red Rock has found its natural new home in late peak on Mondays and we know this will make it even more accessible to fans new and old. In Gogglebox and Masterchef we have two of the best international formats which will be full of Irish characters.”