Although MTV will even go as far as showing Osbourne undergoing chemotherapy, the series will not seem downbeat, according to Lois Curren, senior VP of music development at MTV and the executive in charge of the "Osbournes" production. "The show is as humorous as it ever was," she said. "The illness is not the focus of their lives."
But there will be dramatic moments this season as well. "We will see how the family finds out and deals with the knowledge that Sharon has cancer," said Curren. "We're going to handle it like the family is handling it: with brutal honesty."
We wish Sharon nothing but the best of health. I wonder if my wife will write my biopic one day - no Johnny Depp for me though.
Ooh, just found a little more Osbournia:
- Ozzy-mania even extended to Buckingham Palace, where rock's heavily tattooed "Prince of Darkness" was introduced to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month at the Golden Jubilee pop concert in her honor.
This season, the show will feature a new member of the clan, 18-year-old Robert Marcato, a family friend whose mother recently died of cancer and has moved in with the Osbournes. They are in the process of legally adopting him.
Melinda the nanny also will return, along with an ever-expanding collection of dogs and cats and various other characters who drift in and out of the Osbourne household.
The show also will incorporate scenes from Ozzy's touring schedule over the summer, a trip to Washington last May to dine with the president, and Kelly's bid to launch a recording career as a singer.