Saturday, May 4, 2002
Los Angeles MTV's hit series "The Osbournes" will return for a second season, Sharon Osbourne announced Thursday. The network said it was still in discussions with the family.
During an appearance on NBC's "Tonight," host Jay Leno asked Osbourne if there would be another season of the reality series based on the family life of her husband, heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
"Yes," she replied, smiling and throwing her hands in the air. She didn't offer further details.
A network spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press late Thursday that a deal had not been reached.
"The Osbournes" is MTV's hottest series in the channel's 21-year history, drawing more than 6 million weekly viewers. It has pushed aside professional wrestling as cable TV's biggest show, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The program's popularity boosted the Osbournes' negotiating position regarding a second season. The family, reportedly concerned about tourists at their California home, may film part of a new season at their other home in England.