Season 3 of Bridget & Eamon premieres tonight on RTÉ 2.
Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O’Shea are back for a third season of the IFTA award winning comedy series.
In the third season, Bridget & Eamon accidentally star in a porn video, they both join a camogie team, start rival radio stations and open a video shop in the house. In other episodes Bridget goes to extreme lengths to get on the bus to Lourdes, Eamon gets into a fight and he runs a Wolf of Wall Street style market research company and Bridget’s Mother comes for Sunday lunch with her new young boyfriend. In this years Christmas Special, Bridget fakes Eamon’s death but he still turns up at his own wake.
The series regulars all return – Edwin Sammon as Fr Gabriel and Colum McDonnell as Fierce Handy Frank, and Bridget’s “friends” and neighbours – Norma Sheahan as Noreen, Shron Mannion as Concepta, Eleanor Tiernan as Dolores and Laura O’Mahony as Grainne.
Season 3 Episode 1 guest stars Deirdre O’Kane as Bridget’s Mother.
Bridget & Eamon season 1 has been acquired by UKTV to air on the station’s comedy channel GOLD.
The series is the first fully RTÉ funded comedy to air in the UK!
‘Bridget & Eamon’ debuted on RTÉ 2 in February of this year and was renewed for a second season last July.
RTÉ Head of Comedy, Eddie Doyle, said:
“This is a real breakthrough for Irish comedy in Britain. Building on the success of Mrs Browns Boys, Bridget & Eamon shows how Irish writers, performers and producers can compete in one of the biggest, most creative comedy marketplaces in the world.”
The deal was brokered by Edel Edwards, head of international programme sales for RTÉ, and Daniel Thomas, acquisitions executive for UKTV.
Edwards stated: “Bridget & Eamon is just very, very funny. It has great jokes, great characters and has delivered great audiences for RTÉ2. We’re confident that Gold’s viewers will laugh as loudly to Bridget and Eamon’s 1980s-inspired antics as RTÉ2’s — especially anybody who remembers those days of Dallas, Dynasty and massive shoulder pads. And with a second season due to launch in October, the even better news is that there’s more hilarity to come.”
Thomas added: “We’re very excited to bring Bridget and Eamon to British TV screens. The series is absolutely hilarious and is the perfect addition to Gold’s existing slate of high quality comedy. We’re sure our audience will love the witty one liners and brilliantly executed 80s nostalgia as much as RTÉ’s audience did in Ireland.”