The Osbournes return to TV

By | February 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM

If you can stomach it, check out the sneak preview of Osbournes: Reloaded, the Osbourne family’s return to television, above. Instead of showing the fascinating inner-workings of rock’s most bizarre family like MTV’s The Osbournes, this time Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly are the hosts of their own variety show, a mix of pranks, comedy skits and musical performances with hopefully lots and lots of commercials in between.

We don’t watch Howie Mandel’s prank show Howie Do It, but we imagine it’s probably similar to this Osbourne debacle. In one sketch, Ozzy Osbourne plays the role of manning the drive-thru window at a fast food burger joint. Hilarity ensues as Ozzy curses at the customers and throws French fries into one customer’s rolled-down window. Then there’s the skit with one male audience member being tricked into making out with a grandmother for $100. Other gags include child versions of Ozzy and Sharon trying to buy movie tickets and cussing, something having to do with a wedding and a foam hose and much more shenanigans.

“The Osbournes are back, and television may never be the same again,” a commercial voice says after footage of the family visiting other like-named Osbourne families across the country. If there is consolation in this, it’s that Ozzy takes the stage at some point and sings Black Sabbath Vol. 4’s “Changes.” It serves as a reminder that, in another life, Ozzy Osbourne once helped produce Master of Reality. Now he’s just responsible for bad reality television. Reloaded is due to hit Fox, proud broadcaster mind-numbing shows like The Moment of Truth and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, this spring.

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