A planned revival of The Osbournes, the reality TV show documenting the antics of Ozzy Osbourne and his family, has been scrapped by VH1.
“We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that’s not going to happen,” Susan Levison, VH1’s Executive VP of Original Programming and Production, told The Hollywood Reporter. “We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn’t come together for us. The family has been absolutely lovely and we wish them the best. We’d love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future.”
The Osbournes originally aired for four seasons on MTV between 2001 and 2005, and helped rejuvenate interest in Ozzy and his music career. The plan was to revive the series for a six-to-eight episode run. It’s unclear why VH1 pulled the plug on the new season — however, it’s worth noting that Jack Osbourne previously filed a lawsuit against the show’s production company over ownership rights.
This isn’t the only disappointing development in the world of Ozzy: Recently, Black Sabbath scrapped plans for a farewell concert as part of OzzFest Japan.