By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
When the Osbournes are on TV, you don't need any fancy costars. The Osbournes Reloaded may have guests like Pamela Anderson every once in a while, but the family is the star.
"The show is not celebrity-driven," said Sharon Osbourne. "It's not one of those, 'Oh, who is at the door now?' We don't do that in this show. So it's basically not celebrity-driven. I mean, we do that particular segment [with Anderson]. We call it Guess the Celebrity. So, yes, we do have a celebrity for that segment, but basically, that's it."
Reloaded is a variety show, as opposed to the reality show that introduced Ozzy's family to the world. They weren't going to do another reality show because their first one has already been copied by other B-listers.
"I feel kind of proud that we were the first. We were absolutely the best. Everything that's come since is really crap. No, it's true. Just everything else is crap apart from us."
The Osbournes took some heat for some of their early stunts, but the family has no regrets. "So many lessons learned. I mean, it was an amazing learning experience. It was also an incredible experience for all of us to suddenly be cast into the world, and everybody wanted to know about us. It was an amazing ride, an incredible ride that we all learned so much from. If we hadn't have done that, we wouldn't be here today doing this. Do I have any regrets for it? Absolutely not because of the learning experience that we had. It was just an amazing opportunity that we had."
Whatever you thought of The Osbournes, it was all real. Not like those other shows. "Ozzy was asked this question of who wrote your scripts, and his classic line is 'God.' That's what it was. That's why ours was the best because you've got a family that had four definite personalities, and our family is a really close-knit family, and I think that that definitely came across on air. That's what people, I think, were drawn to. They knew that we were real family. The good, the bad, the ugly, you saw it all."