The Osbournes Reality TV Show Might Be Coming Back
It didn’t occur to me until reading this People interview with Kelly Osbourne, but The Osbournes revolutionized reality television… shit, it revolutionized television, period. The Osbourne family was the original Kardashian clan!
But let’s get to the meat: in the same interview, Kelly says The Osbournes might be coming back. They get offers all the time, she says, but the main hold-up is the privacy of the little children in the family:
“I’m not joking, every single year about every three months or so someone else gives us another offer and we keep saying no. It keeps coming ’round. Right now there’s another offer on the table and I think this is the closest we’ve ever come to accepting one. But whether that will happen or not, I don’t know.”
“We’ve got other people to think about. My brother’s got three kids. Do we want that life for them without them being old enough to choose if they want to do it or not like my brother [Jack] and I were?”
Totally understandable. I don’t even like posting photos of my kid on social media for that reason, and my Instagram is private and followed only by family and friends. And, obviously, I’m not a mega-famous rock star or celebrity.
In an interview with Metal Hammer earlier this year, Ozzy himself said it’d be tough to turn down doing The Osbournes again if the money were right, but stops short of committing to that:
“All I can say to you is this: number one, if someone offers you a shitload of dough to be on television, you’d have to be a mug to turn it down.
“I thought it was gonna be a piece of cake, but you have a camera crew living in your house for three years and see how you feel at the end of it. You feel like a fucking laboratory rat. It got to the point where I was falling apart emotionally because you can’t fucking relax. It doesn’t matter where you go for a piss, you’re paranoid there’s a camera in there. But I’m not ashamed of it and it’s a big hit.
“Would I do it again? It’s now Kardashianville. The world’s changed, man.”
Would the world even tune in if The Osbournes were to re-launch? I’m not so sure. Lightning strikes once and all that. Maybe the final product would take a different form to sync up with modern viewing habits. But it seems there are a few bridges left to cross before that’s a possibility.
[via Ultimate Guitar]