A reality show that was a cultural phenomenon when it first aired from 2002-2005 is in talks for a return to the air.
EW.com’s Inside TV reports that VH1 is working on bringing back a reboot of “The Osbournes,” which ran on sibling network MTV for three seasons starting in 2002.
The show became a cultural sensation when it first aired, including ranking as the most widely viewed series ever on MTV at the time.
“The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne announced Tuesday that the show would return for six or eight episodes, but didn’t mention which network would air it.
The report notes: “If the deal comes together, the reboot would re-team rocker dad Ozzy and Sharon, plus their kids Jack (‘Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie’) and Kelly (‘Dancing with the Stars’), both of whom have developed individual careers in the reality TV space.”
One big difference between the original series and the revival may be the demeanor of family patriarch Ozzy. According to media reports, one factor in the decision to bring back the format was that it would give the Black Sabbath vocalist a chance to appear on the show sober.