Jack Osbourne Says His Family Has Been Talking About Rebooting Their Early 2000s Reality Show “The Osbournes”

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One of MTV’s very first reality TV shows may be making its way back to our TV sets.

The Osbournes— which premiered on MTV in 2002 and followed the life and family of Ozzy Osbourne— was a smash hit for the network in the early 2000s, skyrocketed Ozzy, his wife Sharon and kids Kelly and Jack to instant stardom. The show ended in 2005 but, according to Jack, a comeback is being discussed.

In a new interview, Jack— who has gone on to appear on several more reality shows since ‘The Osbournes’ ended— admitted that his family is considering trying their reality show again.

“I would be lying to say the conversations haven’t been coming up recently,” Jack said on Thursday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket. “I think nostalgia is such a huge, hot-button word right now. You look at all these shows coming back from 20 years ago.”

(Just in the last few years, long-lost reality shows such as The HillsQueer Eye and Temptation Island have all made comebacks.) 

However, much has changed in the Osbourne family since the MTV cameras left. Obviously, Jack and Kelly have moved out and Jack has started a family of his own. (He and his ex-wife Lisa Stelly have three children.) Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2012, and, earlier this year Ozzy revealed he has Parkinson’s Disease.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“The only thing, and what I struggle with, is we don’t all live together,” he said. “I’ve got kids, and an ex-wife and a whole life outside of my family now. I don’t know how much I would want to feature my kids in it. I think it would be really hard to do, and I don’t think it would be as funny. 

Still, Jack thinks the family could come up with a dynamic that would work for a reality reboot.

“One thought I’ve had is, why don’t we all just move in together for two months? It’s 20 years later; we’re all moving back into the house together…I think it would be kind of funny. It would be the only way we would get anything near [to what we had before].”

Jack confirmed that he’s had a lot of calls from people and companies interested in getting ‘The Osbournes’ on TV again, but he’s been resistant to working with anyone.

“Why would I need [them]? If I want to do ‘The Osbournes’ again, I’ll do it,” he said. “I have a company, I make reality shows. I don’t need some LA producer being like, ‘Hey, I’ve got a great idea!’ But it does happen, but most of the time I just go, ‘No, if it’s going to happen, it’s not going to be you.'”

However, Jack stated that any network interested in regathering his family for a reboot would have to shell out a pretty penny.

“I guess [the reboot will happen] when someone pays me a hell of a lot more than they’re currently offering, because the amount of therapy I’m going to have to buy into after that is going to be monstrous,” he said.

 The Osbourne clan in 2004…

In November 2019, Kelly told PeopleTV that her family was considering an offer to bring their show back. 

“I’m not joking, every single year— about every three months or so— someone else gives us another offer and we keep saying no,” she said. “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 for them to choose whether they want to do it or not, like my brother and I were.

“It keeps coming around, and right now there’s another offer on the table, and right now, I think this is the closest we’ve ever come to accepting one,” she added. “Whether that will happen or not, I don’t know.” 

Listen to Jack’s full interview with The Big Ticket below! 

(Photos: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images; Instagram’ Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

12 Comments

  1. I want to go to my home . I want the family that was keeper from me I love the osbourne s first and always . I love you mom and dad and Jack and Kelly and the rest of you


  2. I’m not sure how well a reboot would do since everyone is grown and matured now, but the original Meet the Osbournes was flippin’ HILARIOUS. Between the bratty teenagers, all of them swearing and yelling at each other constantly, and the dogs shitting in the house non-stop, it was funny as hell. I still watch reruns 😂


  3. Finally a family who considers not bringing in children to the hot mess that reality shows are. And they’re considered dysfunctional…


  4. Love ozzy!! Loved all of his shows… his most recent one traveling with Jack was way cool!! I was super bummed when he canceled his North America tour this year. Would love this. Deff better than the teen mom trash!! Rock on Ozzy 🤘🤘


  5. I really liked Meet the Osbournes…but so much time has passed, and Jack and Kelly not bratty/entertaining teenagers anymore. I think an Osbourne reboot would be as entertaining as the Hills Reboot (if it weren’t for Brody, Brandon and Kaitlynn that reboot wouldn’t see a second season)…however I love Post Malone’s song he did with Ozzy.


  6. I heard Ozzy is in talks with MSNBC and will be interpreting for Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential debates.

    True story

    stay lit


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    Yes please! At least Ozzy admits to using drugs. Take note, teen mom girls.


  8. Would love that. Or a family jewels reboot. I wonder if it would be as interesting now that everyone is all grown up.


  9. They don’t have to all live in the same house. I would think even a short 4-part docuseries would satisfy the audience and the cast. I’m hoping they take this and use it to spread awareness of Jack and Ozzy’s health. If it’s done correctly they could use it as a platform to get politicians to finally fix our health system.

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