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Sharon Osbourne Gets TV Deal

Sharon Osbourne may regret her hit MTV series, but she’s still fond of television, and reportedly has signed up as host of a syndicated talk show.

The wife of rock star Ozzy Osbourne has reached a deal with Telepictures Productions for the show beginning in fall 2003, Electronic Media online reported Thursday.

A spokesman for Telepictures said the company doesn’t comment on projects in development. Terms of the deal were unavailable, Electronic Media said.

In an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters that aired this week, Osbourne said she wouldn’t invite MTV’s cameras into her home for reality series “The Osbournes” if she had it to do over again.

Although she told Walters she wanted to call it quits after the upcoming 10-episode second season, she later issued a statement saying she would fulfill the contract with MTV that calls for 20 episodes total. The series, which has been the biggest hit in the cable music channel’s history, returns Nov. 26.

The 50-year-old Osbourne, who is fighting colon cancer, also told ABC the show has changed her family “so much,” adding that her teenage children now have lawyers and business managers.

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