Hit TV show The Osbournes has returned – as a podcast.
The MTV show first aired 16 years ago today (March 5) and the new audio series will see Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon, Jack and Kelly dissect their times on the programme.
The first episode of The Osbournes Podcast is available to listen to now. In it, Sharon discusses why the TV show was so successful, and how having cameras in the home broadcasting to the world made viewers a part of their family. Jack and Kelly, meanwhile, talk about how the fame the programme brought them affected their teenage years and beyond.
Speaking ahead of their return, Jack told The Hollywood Reporter that the podcast – which will run for 10 episodes – was the closest thing to reviving the television series, which ran from 2002 to 2005.
“There’s been talk about bringing The Osbournes back, but it would never work,” he said. “I thought, ‘Well, this is probably the next best thing.'”
He also revealed that the podcast will not disappoint fans which revelled in the honesty of the original MTV series, which was aired between 2002 and 2005.
“It’s really quite awkward to watch, especially now as a parent,” he says. “Everyone is really open and honest about a lot of things. It’s pretty candid.”
Guest appearances on the podcast will include singer Carnie Wilson, comedian Sheryl Underwood, and The Osbournes executive producer Greg Johnston.
Some favourites from the TV show will also feature on the podcast, like Big Dave the nanny, and Melinda Varga.
Back in 2015, after plans for a potential reboot fell through, Sharon hinted on an episode of Celebrity Juice that, if the show were to return, “we’d want to do it in a way that has never been done before”.