The Osbournes won’t be coming back after all, according to The Hollywood Reporter. VH1’s planned reboot of the former MTV reality series featuring Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne is not moving forward,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
“We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that’s not going to happen,” Susan Levison, exec vp original programming and production at VH1, told THR. “We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn’t come together for us. The family has been absolutely lovely and we wish them the best. We’d love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future.”
The decision to scrap the planned revival of The Osbournes — which ran for four seasons on MTV — comes after Sharon Osbourne had been public about bringing the series back with a six- or eight-episode run.
VH1’s plan to revive the series came 10 years after the show signed off at its sibling network, where its freshman run was MTV’s most-viewed series at that point. The family also was at the center of a Fox variety show, The Osbournes Reloaded, which was canceled after one low-rated episode.