The Osbournes Prepare to Invade Your Living Room.
Picture a Beverly Hills family – Mom, Dad, Son and Daughter and all the drama that can develop when the spotlight is turned on them. No this isn’t Beverly Hills 90210 and this isn’t the Walsh’s instead it is the real life of the Godfather of Metal, Ozzy Osbourne, his Wife/Manager Sharon and two of his three children—Jack and Kelly. Ossie and Harriet they aren’t! But America will get a fishbowl view of the life of the Osbournes courtesy of MTV when they debut their new “reality sitcom” The Osbournes this week (Tuesday March 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. CT.)
Viewers will be treated to the Osbournes moving, watching the mayhem as boxes are carried into the new Beverly Hills home, some with curious labels written on them like "devil heads," "dead things" sitting under boxes labeled “linens” and “pots and pans”. No, this isn’t your usual suburban family that is typically portrayed in sitcoms. Sure you have Dad asking his teenage son for help in working the satellite television remote as he pounds on the remote, Ozzy leans back opens a beer and calls “Jack, I can’t get this (bleeped) television to work!” And then there is son Jack and daughter Kelly’s typical sibling rivalry and arguments. Daughter Kelly says people expect her dad to be “all satanic” but he is really normal. Then again it is all she knows, but dad does dispense fatherly advice to his offspring. Telling his children, as they are about to go out, “don't drink," he says. "Don't take drugs. If you have sex, wear a condom." And then he warns his daughter of the dangers of getting a tattoo. How can you be rebellious when your father is Ozzy Osbourne? Dye your hair pink? Get a tattoo? Maybe in the typical household but we will have to tune in to see how it plays in the Osbourne household with practically every other word seems to be bleeped out. Is America ready for this brand of home entertainment? We will know soon.