Ozzy Osbourne Launches Reality Show

By | February 18, 2002 at 12:00 AM

First, there was “Survivor.” Then came “Fear Factor.” Now, reality television watchers can follow the daily activities of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his family on MTV in “The Osbournes.”

“What you see on the show is absolutely us,” Osbourne says in the Feb. 23 issue of TV Guide. “None of it’s been doctored or manufactured. It’s real. It’s the Ozzy Osbourne “Real World.”

In one episode, his 17-year-old daughter has a birthday party and he spends the evening wagging his finger at her friends, yelling “Don’t smoke!” and trying to be heard over thumping techno music.

“What is this?” Osbourne finally asks. “It’s music to get a brain seizure by.”

The show begins March 5.