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OZZY OSBOURNE takes out second mortgage on soul; to star with family in FOX variety show

Nothing starts a week off right, like a WTF moment such as this one. Self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness, OZZY OSBOURNE and his family have signed on for a six episode variety show set to premiere on the FOX network. No, you haven't accidently stumbled upon an archived post from 10 years ago…this is new news, 2008 news! Some excerpts from the TV Week article announcing the show:

Mr. Osbourne, wife Sharon and offspring Jack and Kelly all will participate in the show, which will resemble modern-day European variety shows that mix elements of competition, stunts and performances. One person familiar with the pitch compared it to a combination of the popular Spanish-language series "Sabado Gigante," "Saturday Night Takeaway" and the German game-show format "Wetten, dass?" (Wanna Bet?).

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Mr. Darnell met with Mrs. Osbourne and Jack Osbourne about two weeks ago. He said he was mightily impressed by a sizzle reel the Osbournes and their representatives put together for the pitch. It included a number of past performances from the Osbournes, footage of the family explaining their vision for the show and elaborate film parodies starring Mr. Osbourne.

"Everything on that DVD was just right," Mr. Darnell said. "You could see them doing musical performances. You could see them doing sketches and being very funny, maybe laughing their way through them. Even when they do things that seem nostalgic, it will come off as modern and edgy."

Mr. Darnell said the Osbournes' show likely will combine three key elements: modern reality games and competitions (a la "Ant and Dec"), a bit of retro campiness (not unlike "Idol's" production numbers) and the edge and quirkiness the Osbournes showed off in their landmark MTV reality show.

When was the last time you heard anything involving Ozzy Osbourne described as being "modern" and "edgy"? Well, there is always HEAVEN AND HELL

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