Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon and their children Jack and Kelly are starring in a new Fox variety show, "Osbournes: Reloaded", which taped its first episode on December 7. The show's producers are now looking for "the biggest, baddest Ozzy Osbourne superfans who are willing to do anything (and we mean ANYTHING!) to meet him," according to the casting call sheet. "Obviously, this is network television so nothing too obscene can be done but we'll definitely push the boundaries. Think eating bugs, licking belly buttons, getting pierced, shaving your head, getting tattoed, etc. —we're looking for Ozzy's HUGEST FANS that will happily do any of this stuff to meet him. Please tell us why you'd be perfect for this and we'll fill you in on all the details of the show!"
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"Osbournes: Reloaded"'s first show was taped before a live audience of around 600 people at CBS Television City. One source compared the show to British variety programs and said it did not resemble the recent variety program hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, which was a massive ratings dud for NBC just before Thanksgiving.
The same source said the show featured a mix of sketches, stunts, and taped segments, as well as "a ton of audience interaction." Most of the sketches reportedly parodied the "zoned-out" personality cultivated for Ozzy on the family's smash MTV reality series, "The Osbournes".
Ozzy told The Pulse of Radio in 2007 that following the completion of "The Osbournes", he wasn't interested in doing another TV show right away. "'The Osbournes' was like an experiment that went way over what I ever expected it to do," he said. "Sharon and I have been offered so much TV stuff, but I can't stand it, you know. I mean, I don't like to see me on TV, I don't like to see me on film or anything, you know."
"Osbournes: Reloaded" is expected to air sometime in early 2009.
Ozzy is also working on a new studio album to follow up 2007's "Black Rain".