Sharon Osbourne Hits TV Talk Show Circuit

By | July 15, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Is daytime TV ready for the late-night mouth of Sharon Osbourne? The audience will be the judge when the 50-year old mother of the badly-behaved Osbourne clan hits the air with her own talk show this fall. Osbourne says her show-simply called Sharon-will be a bit less highbrow than at least one of its competitors.

She tells Reuters, “I could never be as good as Oprah. I won’t be recommending books. That’s not my thing. My experience is life.” The TV producer, rock and roll manager and cancer survivor plans to profile real life people with interesting stories.

What viewers won’t be seeing is the tabloid-style mudslinging popular on other daytime shows. Osbourne tells Ladies Home Journal, “I detest Jerry Springer, [and] Sally Jessy (Raphael)’s and Jenny Jones’ shows. They’re demeaning to people, just degrading and humiliating.” This from a woman who once launched a whole ham over her neighbor’s fence.

Sharon will makes its nationwide debut on September 15.