OZZY And Family Sign With MTV For More 'Osbournes'

July 8, 2003

MTV has signed Ozzy Osbourne and family for 20 new episodes of its hit reality series "The Osbournes", scheduled to begin airing early next year.

"It's been one hell of a journey these past few years," Ozzy told the Television Critics Association summer gathering. "This whole MTV thing has been an incredible adventure. We didn't want the adventure to end so soon."

"If you thought we wouldn't resign the Osbournes...you're crazy," MTV president Van Toffler said in a statement.

Ozzy's wife Sharon, currently in remission from colon cancer and prepping her own syndicated afternoon talk show, joked that "there's been a hollow empty feeling in [her] heart since the MTV crew left the Osbourne residence."

"How lucky am I to have MTV with us for another year filming home movies of my family...and pay us for it?" Sharon asked in a statement.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The clan's last contract was reported to be worth $20 million.

The Osbournes' first season, running from March-May 2002, averaged about 8 million viewers — a monster number for a cable show.

Since then, the show has "settled," per MTV, to about 6.6 million viewers at the start of the second season in November, down to about 3 million for the second half of the second season (sometimes referred to as the third season) this summer.

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).