The Osbournes – L-R: Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, posed (Photo by Christina Radish/Redferns)
Sharon Osbourne has reportedly shown interest in rebooting their hit TV series The Osbournes. And though, when one door closes, another opens, the situation surrounding this opportunity is a sticky one.
Osbourne’s newly freed schedule resulted from her recent firing from the show The Talk. Having been the only original member still remaining after even seasons, the host’s time was cut short after a complex series of events.
In short, Osbourne supported her friend, and fellow English television superstar, Piers Morgan after he had made racist comments about royal family member Meghan Markle. Sharon was confronted by her own Black co-hosts and the subsequent exchange was tension filled enough for the network to cut ties with her.
March 10th incident between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood that lead to Osbourne’s firing
Unfortunately for Osbourne though, this moment would cascade into several others outing her off-camera remarks. This would include former co-host Leah Remini who claimed that Osbourne “would frequently refer to then-co-host Julie Chen, who is Chinese American, as ‘wonton’ and ‘slanty eyes,'” and former Black co-hosts, Holly Robinson Peete says that Osbourne complained that she was “too ghetto” for the show.
However, despite the allegations, several production companies have reportedly began working on pitches for The Osbournes revival.
According to sources from the entertainment magazine The Sun Sharon is “ready to go again for the right deal, absolutely.”
Though, there are still several hurdles for this revival to jump.
Firstly, Osbourne was making a $6 million/year salary on The Talk and children Kelly, 36, and Jack, 35, no longer live at home. Though financially and physically not impossible to overcome, it is not clear yet if Ozzy and the Osbourne children are interested. Though signs are positive as Kelly Osbourne has been pursuing an acting career and Jack Osbourne has already grown into a television personality career of his own.
Time will tell if a reunion of the craziest family on TV is meant to be.