The Osbourne family are back on reality TV where they belong. Despite robust careers for all members of the family, Travel Channel nabbed the core clan (minus Kelly) for an eight-part new series.
The Osbournes Want To Believe stars ghost hunter extraordinaire Jack Osbourne, rocker and patriarch Ozzy Osbourne and everyone’s favorite kickass mum, Sharon Osbourne. The show will not have Kelly Osbourne as part of the lineup.
Together they will explore some mind-blowing videos of supernatural activity, Jack Osbourne’s wheelhouse. Travel Channel’s new series The Osbournes Want To Believe comes to the network in August.
New series details
Ghosthunter Jack Osbourne wants to convince his parents, Ozzy and Sharon, that there is more to this life than what we see, and to become full-fledged paranormal believers.
During each hour-long episode beginning August 2, Jack will screen paranormal clips for Ozzy and Sharon to witness, and decide if its the real deal.
From Bigfoot to UFOs, poltergeists, creepy dolls and unexplained apparitions, the couple will weigh in if they think that the action is real or not, as each caught-on-camera moment is part of a compilation of Jack’s favorite pieces of paranormal evidence.
Travel Channel says:
They might be known as the first family of darkness, but when it comes to the paranormal, legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, are borderline skeptics.
This presents a challenge for Jack as he must turn them fully to the other side.
Jack reunites with Ozzy and Sharon to share the spookiest and most inexplicable videos he has come across, videos of supernatural activity that was caught on camera. But the question still remains if the Prince and Princess of Darkness will take the bait and believe in the paranormal, or if they think it’s just a load of bollocks.
“My parents have always lived on the edge, even when it comes to believing in the supernatural,” said Jack in a press statement. “I’m convinced they just haven’t seen enough evidence, so I’m making them watch the most undeniable footage caught on camera, including a few from my own personal experiences. My biggest challenge may be keeping their comments family friendly. It will be a classic Osbourne gathering!”
In the series premiere, Jack Osbourne shares video footage of poltergeists, haunted dolls, UFOs and unidentifiable beasts that will leave an impression on Sharon and Ozzy, but are they sold?
Travel Channel adds:
Their outrageously funny reactions include Sharon’s love for “Harry & The Hendersons,” Ozzy’s historical digressions on Greeks, Romans and the berserkers and a copious amount of swearing – another day with the First Family of Darkness!
The Osbournes original TV reality series broke major ground
Back in 2002, MTV debuted The Osbournes and it was an overnight hit series. Of lat in 2018, The Osbournes all returned with a spinoff podcast series.
In past interviews, matriarch Sharon Osbourne cited their original series as the trailblazer for the likes of the Kardashians, Chrisleys and other TV reality families.
The Osbournes centered on the domestic life of Black Sabbath lead metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family. The series was the most-viewed series ever on MTV. The series ended in 2005. Lightning did not strike twice for them as their 2009 reboot called Osbournes Reloaded was a ratings failure.
The series starred Ozzy, his wife and manager Sharon and their kids Jack and Kelly. Their Eldest child Aimee did not participate in the show.
The series boasted some profile guest stars and dealt with Sharon’s colon cancer diagnosis, and an ATV accident that injured Ozzy.
Along with the series the family branched out in reality TV as Sharon was a judge on America’s Got Talent and eventually appeared as a host on The Talk. Appearing on Dancing with the Stars, Kelly Osbourne tried her hand as a singer.
Creatives behind the series
“The Osbournes Want To Believe” is produced by Meetinghouse Productions for Travel Channel. For Meetinghouse Productions, the executive producers are Elaine White and Jason Cilo.
For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Ron Simon, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
The Osbournes Want To Believe Premieres Sunday, August 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
*Visit TravelChannel.com/OsbournesBelieve for special show extras, including exclusive articles, videos and behind-the-scenes photos.