'The Osbournes' To Return To TV On VH1
"The Osbournes" will make a TV comeback via VH1, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The unscripted series - which followed the lives of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon, and children Kelly and Jack - is set to return for a few episodes to give a glimpse at how the family has been doing since the show ended in 2005.
The news about the return of "The Osbournes" was revealed by Sharon on "The Talk," according to Us magazine.
"It's not much as coming back as a proper series, [but] as an update," the talk show host said. "At most there'll be only six to eight episodes and it's a catch-up on our lives and where we are now."
She added, "It's been so long [since we've] been seen as a family and our family has grown. We have a granddaughter and a gorgeous daughter-in-law [now]."
The idea to do an "update" came from Ozzy, reports CBS News. "It was all my husband's doing," Sharon said. "Because he looked back on his life and he said, 'I wish we could have done 'The Osbournes' now where I'm clean and sober.'"
Jack and Kelly, who were both part of the show's first run, will return for the VH1 airing. It was not announced if their eldest daughter Aimee, who refused to be part of the original airing, will appear on the show's revival.
The show's air date has not been revealed.
"The Osbournes" premiered in 2002 and ran for four seasons. The Emmy Award-winning program became the most viewed show on MTV before wrapping up nearly ten years ago. It spawned a variety show on Fox called "Osbournes Reloaded" in 2009; it was canned after the pilot due to low ratings.
The members of the family have been individually busy in their careers in the entertainment industry but most recently got together for an animated series called "The F'n Osbournes."