VH1 confirms that its planned eight-episode catch-up series has been shelved
VH1 has revealed that it is no longer working on a new season of The Osbournes.
MTV’s sister network announced plans to revive the classic reality show in November (2014). Speaking at the time, family matriarch Sharon Osbourne said: “Ozzy’s decided he wants to do another few episodes, about eight, of The Osbournes. It’s been 13 years since we first did it. He said for the three years we did [the show] he was drunk the whole time and [now] he’d like to be sober.”
However, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the catch-up season has now been shelved. “We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that’s not going to happen,” VH1 executive Susan Levison confirmed. “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,” Levison added. “We’d love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future.”
The Osbournes originally ran for four seasons on MTV between 2002 and 2005. At the time, its first season was the most-viewed in the network’s history. The family also appeared together in a short-lived variety show, Osbournes Reloaded, which debuted on US network Fox in 2009 but was cancelled after just one episode.