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Friday, 3 May, 2002, 09:13 GMT 10:13 UK
Ozzy set for second bite
Ozzy Osbourne with wife Sharon and daughter Kelly
The Osbournes has been MTV's top-rated show
MTV's hit show The Osbournes, which follows UK rock singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family, looks set for a second series.

The programme has been the US music channel's highest rated series, with last week's episode watched by about eight million people.

The 10-part "reality" show about the home life of former lead singer of Black Sabbath, his wife, Sharon, and their teenage children Kelly and Jack, has been one of the surprise hits of the year.

It was reported earlier this month that the Osbournes were seeking a seven-figure deal to do a second series.

Kelly and Jack Osbourne
Ozzy gives Kelly and Jack sex advice
During an appearance on NBC's Tonight show, host Jay Leno asked Sharon Osbourne if there would be more of the show.

She said there would, but did not give any more details.

An MTV spokesman said that negotiations were ongoing.

Daughter Kelly, 17, echoed her mother's comments on TV show Access Hollywood.

She said the second season would probably be similar to the first, "but maybe (there will be) a little bit of England, so people can see our house there".

The show has even found a fan in President Bush, who is reported to have invited Ozzy to the White House.

The Osbournes will be shown on MTV UK from 19 May, and may transfer to a terrestrial channel later in the year.


Osbourne, originally from Birmingham, was singer with heavy metal band Black Sabbath and was previously better known for stage antics like biting the head off a bat than for being a family man.

But in the show, he gives his children advice on sex, drink and drugs, argues with neighbours who keep him awake by playing folk music, and sits around in his underpants.

Last week's episode featured Sharon threatening to urinate into a whiskey bottle.

Fifty-five cameras watched the family for 24 hours a day for six months to compile the show.

Osbourne still releases solo albums and heads the popular annual Ozzfest rock festival.

This year's Ozzfest takes place on 25 May at Castle Donington, Leicestershire.

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