Anyone who watched The Osbournes is aware of that every time the First Family of Reality Television will get bored, issues get bizarre quick. So somewhat than let idle arms develop into the Devil’s arms, the household has determined to make use of a second when Ozzy isn’t touring and Sharon is taking a break from TV to revive their podcast. But whereas the primary season, which got here out in 2018, featured their reminiscences on their fabled TV sequence and chats with company from their internal circle, the long-awaited second season, which launches Sept. 12, shall be extra freewheeling. “It’s not like a TV present,” Kelly tells Rolling Stone. “We can say do no matter we would like.”
The new format, which can run 20 episodes and be out there in video and audio codecs, contains wide-ranging chats with the entire household as Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack preach on all the things from romance to true crime. They report their episodes collectively at Ozzy and Sharon’s residence. A clip, premiering on Rolling Stone, exhibits the household discussing cosmetic surgery. “Every 5,000 miles, Mom goes in for a tune-up,” Jack says. Sharon rejoins, “That’s proper. Everybody wants it.” Kelly agrees together with her, whereas Ozzy firmly doesn’t — and you’ll inform the talk will take off from there.
“Nothing is off limits,” Sharon tells Rolling Stone on an August Zoom with Kelly from the Osbournes’ Los Angeles residence. “I want there have been issues that have been off limits,” Kelly provides.
In addition to the household time, every Osbourne is getting his or her personal particular person episodes. Ozzy’s finds him speaking along with his longtime buddy, musician Billy Morrison, about all the things from meals and his time in Black Sabbath to aliens. “Ozzy’s at all times coming again to speaking about consuming Snickers bars,” Sharon says. “And I don’t assume individuals would anticipate to listen to Ozzy speaking about aliens.” He’s additionally been particularly prodigious and has recorded round 20 episodes already that run some 26 minutes every.
Kelly calls her episodes “The Gay, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe,” wherein she and her finest buddy discuss style. Jack discusses his longstanding love of the paranormal on his — and that’s along with launching his personal podcast, Ghosts and Grit, on Oct. 13. And Sharon is recording hers week-by-week as she talks about popular culture; she’ll report her first episode on Sept. 14.
The household additionally has episodes with a big selection of company, together with Melissa Rivers, Adam Corolla, and Margaret Cho. The latter astounded the Osbournes together with her information of true crime. “We had this actually attention-grabbing dialog about each well-known homicide; she is aware of each element,” Kelly says. “She’s unimaginable.” Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, reminisced about her mom with Kelly. “We talked loads about Fashion Police, and it’s one thing I’ve by no means spoken about earlier than,” Kelly says, referring to the style commentary present she was on with Joan however exited in 2015. “At the identical time, it was actually pretty simply being with Missy.” At the time of the interview, they nonetheless had one other 10 episodes to report.
“The podcast is a method of giving individuals what they need with out giving individuals all of us,” Kelly says. “We’re nonetheless very open, but it surely’s not like having a digital camera in your face the entire time. So we actually, actually get pleasure from it.”
“It’s simply so pure for us simply to speak on a regular basis,” Sharon says. “So why not do a podcast? I made a residing out of speaking and getting myself into bother, so I would as properly proceed. It’s good to do one thing the place it’s your individual, and you’ll say what you are feeling — and who’s going to inform you off? Am I going to inform myself off? If you don’t prefer it, flip it off.”
The household can be taking part in a reboot of sorts of The Osbournes. But whereas the unique sequence was actuality TV, the brand new sequence is extra like a documentary about Ozzy and Sharon returning to England. (*5*) final 12 months that he desires to be nearer to his household and that he hopes he might keep away from among the excessive taxes he foresees coming as America continues to rebuild the financial system after the pandemic. The household has to this point held off its transfer, although, as Ozzy will get again on his ft as he recovers from surgical procedures previously few years. “I feel it’ll be good for him for some time to return,” Sharon says. “We can have privateness there. And he can do his personal little factor and he his personal backyard. He can do a little bit of fishing.”
Despite the standstill, the documentarians have continued interviewing Sharon and Ozzy concerning the deliberate transfer. “It’s, ‘Why are you going again?’” Sharon says. “They ask, ‘What’s the distinction within the cultures?’ They maintain digging. I don’t know what they anticipate us to say. It’s like, ‘There should be some darkish secret why we need to transfer again. … ‘ No, we simply need to return for some time.”
So, might The Osbournes exist in at the moment’s reality-TV setting, which is extra obsessive about scandal just like the Vanderpump Rules controversies than actual moments? “It’s not actuality TV anymore,” Kelly says. “It’s produced moments.” (That mentioned, Kelly says she’s mad at Jack for befriending Vanderpump’s Tom Sandoval on Special Forces and never dishing to her about what occurred on the present. “I used to be like, ‘You are a traitor,’” she says, laughing.)
“I’m positive that there are folks that would love [The Osbournes] once more,” Sharon says, “however then they’d say, ‘This is horrible. This is simply terrible. Listen to what they are saying.”
“We’d be canceled,” Kelly says.
Sharon provides that she doesn’t like the way in which that actuality TV present producers attempt to pit individuals towards one another. “When I did The Apprentice, they stored saying, ‘Oh, this forged member mentioned this about you …what do you are feeling?’” she says. “I’m like, ‘Next!’”
Luckily for them, they’re in command of their very own podcast. “If you need to take heed to one thing that’s humorous, barely stunning, and only a household having an excellent time, then, that is one thing that you just shouldn’t miss.”