March 31, 2009

Osbournes reunite for series of specials

British rocker Ozzy Osbourne, his wife and kids are reuniting on the U.S. small-screen for Osbournes: Reloaded, a series of six variety specials.

USA Today said the show, which debuted on Fox Tuesday night, includes prerecorded segments of the famous family tackling various jobs and meeting other clans named Osbourne. It also shows them talking about the specials and updating fans on where they have been since their reality series The Osbournes wrapped four years ago.

It was definitely more good than bad, USA Today quoted Jack, 23, as saying about working with his closest relatives. When you spend too much time together, as in any family business, everybody gets under everybody's skin.

When people hear 'variety,' they think top hat and tie. (The show) is edgier. I'm sure there are lots and lots of bleeps, Ozzy said.

The newspaper reported that some Fox affiliates have declined to air Reloaded because of its content.