theosbourne640 According to Lesley Goldberg of the Hollywood Reporter, VH1 has revived the reality series, The Osbournes, starring Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne.

The news comes after Sharon Osbourne has been public about the show’s revival, implying that it will likely come back for six or eight episodes and that it was Ozzy’s idea.

Mrs. O said, “Ozzy has decided that he wants to do another few episodes — not a whole season, about eight episodes — of The Osbournes. It’s been 13 years since the last one. He said that for the whole three years that we did it, he was drunk the whole time, so he said he would like to do one where he is completely sober, as he is now…”

The family most recently teamed for animated series The F’n Osbournes via Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios.

The unscripted series, which at the time followed rocker Ozzy and his wife/manager and their children, helped to launch the careers of Sharon, Jack and Kelly, who are now all firmly ensconced in the entertainment industry.

For VH1, The Osbournes comes as the cable network has found success in the reality space with series including Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Basketball Wives and, to a lesser extent, with recent launches Candidly Nicole starring Nicole Richie.

The Osbournes marks the latest reality revival as the networks look to library titles in their continuing struggle to find a new unscripted format (see Fox’s Utopia). Fox recently revived Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and NBC is going to pilot on a reboot of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with new host Nick Cannon.


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  • James K. on

    The first season of the Osbournes is classic. But that was way back before reality tv took over this country. The stuff on now is so bad and scripted it’s ruined tv in a lot of ways. I love Ozzy but I can’t stand his family. They should just do a show where they follow him around while he tries to figure the world out. Make him work a shift at McDonald’s one day, another day have him be a news desk anchor, another day have him work on a garbage truck. Those types if scenarios are endless. That would be worth watching. Maybe one episode cameras can follow him as he walks up to his annoying family and flips them all off and tells them all to f— off and he walks out and never goes back. That episode would win an Emmy, I’m sure.

    • Dave on

      Now that would be damn hilarious

  • Bobby on

    Sharon Osbourne looks like someone who is about to teach Luke in the ways of the Force.

  • Gary on

    Because Sharon doesn’t have quite enough money,and hasn’t completely squeezed every drop possible out of Ozzy for “their” benefit.

  • Gary on

    James K. I love the way you think brother! That’d be must watch TV. I love Ozzy to death. The guy is a genuinely funny and kind person. I just can’t stand how Sharon leeched off of him and pimped him out at each and every opportunity. She’s the Yoko’s Ono of heavy metal…..

  • Psycho love on

    It would be great if Rudd was trying to kill off Sharon.

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