Well, it ain’t Ozzie and Harriet, but Ozzy Osbourne and his family will be the subject of a new TV series, The Osbournes, to debut on MTV on March 5th. The series is based on a six-month period during which Ozzy and family granted the network nearly unlimited access to their daily lives. According to the network, the episodes will include the Osbournes dealing with “typical familial issues such as school, allowance, moving, pets, tattoos, adolescence and life on the road.”
In addition to Ozzy, the show will feature his wife/manager Sharon and their two children, sixteen-year-old Kelly and fifteen-year-old Jack. “The Osbournes is such compelling television because no one could write the characters of Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly — they’re simply too real,” said MTV Senior Vice President of Music Development Lois Curren. “[It’s] a new form — part reality show, part sitcom, and there’s nothing like it on TV.”
The Osbournes will air at 10:30 p.m. on March 5th, immediately after The Real World.