Monday, July 07, 2008

Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy - Oy, Oy, Oy!

Welcome back, loyal dozens. Hope everyone had a good Fourth!

I was greeted with the news from Variety that Fox has greenlit a new reality, variety series starring the Ozzy Osbourne clan. If you liked "Donny and Marie" in the 1970s (I most certainly did NOT) then this might be the show for you.

According to Fox reality czar Mike Darnell, who has single-handedly put more of these horrid so-called reality shows on the air than anyone in the history of TV, there will be six episodes, starting with a Christmas special, and the show may be packaged with "American Idol."

The series would be produced by the same people who have foisted "America's Got Talent," perhaps the most mis-named progrgam on the air right now.

The series would star Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly, the four Osbournes who appeared on the eponymous MTV series a few seasons ago.

Hey, who said originality was dead in TV, anyway?

MONDAY'S BEST BETS: "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 8 p.m.) takes over the airwaves tonight with three full hours as DeAnna makes her choice, bumping "The Mole" off the schedule this week. Perhaps they should combine the concepts, make one of the "Bachelorette" guys a mole, trying to undermine the whole courting process. That's great reality TV!

NBC counters with its own reality lineup of "American Gladiators," "Nashville Star" and "Dateline."

"The Middleman" (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) continues to get good buzz as a spoof on spy series, though I haven't had a chance to catch up with it yet.

Finally, a new "Weeds" and "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" begin on Showtime at 10 p.m.

1 comment:

zodin2008 said...

More Ozzy Osbourne? No thanks.