'The Osbournes' VH1 Reality Show Revival No Longer Happening & There Are A Few Reasons to Be Sad About It
Here's some news that might prompt you to spew a stream of expletives into the stratosphere: Per The Hollywood Reporter, The Osbournes' VH1 reboot has been canceled. Back in November, the matriarch of the infamously potty-mouthed rocker family, Sharon, announced an Osbournes reality TV revival during an appearance on the British talk show Loose Women, revealing plans for Ozzy, Kelly, and Jack to join her for eight episodes of presumably more family drama, crazy encounters, and Ozzy's unintelligible rants. But in a statement from VH1's Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production Susan Levison, that won't be happening anytime in the near future.
"We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that's not going to happen," Levison said. "We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn't come together for us. The family has been absolutely lovely and we wish them the best. We'd love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future."Well, isn't that just bloody awful? While the Osbournes probably aren't as torn up over this as those who looked forward to their reality TV return, it's still unfortunate because the show could've featured some legitimately intriguing story lines from their personal and professional lives.
For instance, Sharon has served as co-host for daytime talk show The Talk for the past five years, while her son Jack revealed his multiple sclerosis diagnosis and joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars.
And then there's Kelly, who obviously has a lot more going on these days than what new hair color she's sporting. Last year, the 30 year old partnered with Sharon for a two-part MAC cosmetics collection and a few months ago she found herself in the middle of the Giuliana Rancic Fashion Police drama, which ultimately led to her quitting the show.
As for The Osbournes' comeback, on Monday, Kelly denied being involved in the reboot altogether, tweeting, "As much as you love VH1, the last time I checked, I never signed up to do a show with them. Weird!"Probably the biggest potential story line for the Osbournes reboot would've been Ozzy's sobriety, which according to Sharon, was non-existent during the show's original run. "He said for the three years we did he was drunk the whole time and he’d like to be sober," she said when announcing The Osbournes' return last year.However, while this reboot may, sadly, be a thing of the past, with all the Osbournes current endeavors, it definitely wouldn't be a a surprise if there's another reality show in the making sometime soon. Just saying, TV networks...it could be awesome.Images: Getty Images (2)