Metal god Ozzy Osbourne and his family are reportedly heading back to television. Toronto's Cuppa Coffee Studios, the animation studio behind Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans", is developing a prime-time animated sitcom around the wacky family, tentatively dubbed "The F'n Osbournes."
“Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated prime-time show,” said Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife.
According to a press release issued by Cuppa Coffee, "The show combines absurd animated sitcom premises that only the Osbourne’s can pull off.”
While Ozzy gained fame first as lead singer of Black Sabbath in the late 60s, then as a popular solo artist, the extended Osbourne clan first came to international attention as the stars of "The Osbournes", an MTV reality show that premiered in 2002. The show followed the exploits of doddering dad Ozzy, alongside Sharon and two of their three children, Jack and Kelly. The program became the highest-rated show in MTV history, cementing the family's place in the American consciousness.
Ozzy recently admitted that he was "stoned during the entire filming of The Osbournes" and is too embarrassed to watch it now.
Kelly launched a brief career as a singer, while Jack hosted a series of adventure shows. Sharon became a daytime television talk-show host and appeared on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice."
After the series ended, the family attempted another show, this time on FOX. Titled "Osbournes: Reloaded", the prime-time variety show was cancelled after only one episode had aired.
"The F'n Osbournes" is set to air in April on an as-yet undetermined channel.