Jack Osbourne Lands a TV Gig He Can Sink His Teeth Into THR
Jack Osbourne, the son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, appears to have landed on his feet after his contentious rejection by the NBC reality show “Stars Earn Stripes,” which we reported on previously.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Osbourne has a new TV gig lined up, executive producing a series for National Geographic Wild on K-9s -- dogs trained for police work. “Alpha Dogs” a 16-part docuseries from Osbourne and Rob Worsoff, “will go inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country,” the story reports. “Each 30-minute episode of the National Geographic Wild series will explore the happenings at Indiana's Vohne Liche Kennels, one of the largest police dog training facilities in the nation.”
In a statement, Nat Geo Wild Executive VP and GM Geoff Daniels said: “’Alpha Dogs’ will focus on these highly trained dog heroes that have muscle and smarts. Our viewers will love to see the incredible drills and exercises the dogs undergo, follow the instruction process with their dedicated trainers who carry top security clearances, see the application in the field for military and police units, and even watch the fun they have playing fetch on their days off.”
Overseeing the project for Nat Geo Wild will be J-T Ladt, Ashley Hoppin and Janet Han Vissering.