Some people working in the TV industry in Hollywood are predicting that the variety shows are going to be the next big wave of high-rated shows.
THE OSBOURNES: RELOADED take the stage in front of a sizable audience, both very similar to the same size of “America’s Got Talent”, stage and audience. Here, they rant, they rave, they play particle jokes via hidden-camera pre-taped scenarios. And, it all makes for a very entertaining, nontraditional type of “variety” show.
The show is scheduled to air on FOX. Yet, during my first visit, I pegged it for a cable show. Not for the production value, but for the abundance of profanity. Then I remembered, it is the same network that airs the infamously foul-mouthed and hot-tempered Gordon Ramsay in his kitchen show conglomerate, “Hell’s Kitchen”, and “Kitchen Nightmares”. FOX let Chef Ramsay’s profanities fly, covering the “F@#!!s”, etc.. with “bleep… bleep.. bleep”. More of the same for the Osbournes new show. Not sure how well that will work-out for them. Because this means a lot of the speech rhythm in the show will be broken by annoying “beeping” sounds in place of.
The on-camera family members (Sharon, Ozzy, Kelly, and Jack) literally ascend onto the stage via an off-stage elevation ramp and walk a wide cat-walk surrounded by huge neon lit hoops while the theme music (a very UK style instrumental) plays.
The audience greet them by being told by audience warm-up host to stand and once their stage arrival, burst into an “Ozzy, Ozzy..” chant. The family then take their place on royalty-like throne chairs on the stage.
OSBOURNES: RELOADED typically begins with Sharon introducing a show segment, typically one that will involve a pre-casted audience member who is asked to be involved in an on-stage stunt in some form or another.
Other segments include: skits done on-location by Ozzy in various characters; a segment, called “Guess the Guest” where the Osbournes are blind-folded, then must figure out an on-stage celebrity guest with questions and answers; Kelly challenges her brother Jack to perform a stunt and is challenged by another pre-selected audience member; finally the show ends with a performance of a different live band each show, and finales with Ozzy spraying the audience pit with foam from a hose.
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It’s time for the fun stuff. The reason why I started HOLLYWOOD JUNKET in the first place.
I predict this show will do well enough for a two season run. During the last night of taping (January 7th), Jack Osbourne was heard verbally stating that he …..
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Also, read more on the show here: SirLinksalot: The Osbournes Reloaded