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The Osbournes: :  -- A look at the home and family life of Ozzy Osbourne.
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Release Date:
5 March 2002 (USA) See more »
They put the funk into dysfunctional
A look at the home and family life of Ozzy Osbourne. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Breaking every rule of the usually straight-faced, serious, ego-nourishing reality series, "Osbournes" takes the genre and has real fun with it. See more (72 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 9)

Sharon Osbourne ... Herself (52 episodes, 2002-2005)

Jack Osbourne ... Himself (52 episodes, 2002-2005)

Kelly Osbourne ... Herself (52 episodes, 2002-2005)

Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself (52 episodes, 2002-2005)

Series Directed by
C.B. Harding (44 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sarah K. Pillsbury (28 episodes, 2002-2003)
Todd Stevens (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brendon Carter (13 episodes, 2002)
Katherine Brooks (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
Donald Bull (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

Darren Ewing (unknown episodes)
Rob Fox (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Trish Baker (10 episodes, 2002)
Elizabeth Hirschhorn (5 episodes, 2002)
Charlie Schulman (5 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Greg Johnston .... executive producer (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sharon Osbourne .... executive producer (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Danny Villa .... assistant producer (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jonathan Taylor .... co-executive producer / executive producer / ... (51 episodes, 2002-2005)
Vinnie Potestivo .... associate producer (42 episodes, 2002-2004)
Rod Aissa .... producer (37 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jeff Stilson .... executive producer (33 episodes, 2002-2004)
Sue Kolinsky .... producer / segment producer (32 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Rangel .... producer (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brad Spotto .... segment producer / storyline producer / ... (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Janet Price .... line producer (10 episodes, 2002)
Jordan Doran .... producer / associate producer (7 episodes, 2002-2005)
Matthew Lahey .... coordinating producer (7 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kory Lanphear .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shari Brooks .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Lois Curren .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Melanie Graham .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Dan Murphy .... line producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Marvin Rich .... post producer (2 episodes, 2005)

Marcus J. Fox .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Marcia Garcia .... post-production producer (unknown episodes)
Francis Gasparini .... producer (unknown episodes)
Charles Kramer .... producer (unknown episodes)
Claudine Magre .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Henriette Mantel .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Antonia Mattia .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Ann Meek .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Nucera .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Jill Pennington .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Scott Nickoley (51 episodes, 2002-2005)

Bradford Hardie (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Sweet (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
John Gumina (1 episode, 2005)

Robert Erbeznik (unknown episodes)
Zach Kozek (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Brian Ray (8 episodes, 2002-2005)

Joe Botana (unknown episodes)
Joshua Charson (unknown episodes)
Buzz Chatman (unknown episodes)
Richie Edelson (unknown episodes)
Matthew M. Gossin (unknown episodes)
Kirk Kirkland (unknown episodes)
Charles Kramer (unknown episodes)
Kristofer Lindquist (unknown episodes)
John McMinn (unknown episodes)
Sam Mussari (unknown episodes)
Greg Nash (unknown episodes)
Jim Rhoads (unknown episodes)
Jason Sands (unknown episodes)
David Tedeschi (unknown episodes)
Ivan Victor (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Julie Cuomo .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2003)
Series Production Management
Phoebe Tisdale .... executive in charge of production (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Pete Garcia .... unit manager (10 episodes, 2005)

Andrea Altman .... senior unit manager (unknown episodes)
Tom Becker .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility (35 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dan Snow .... audio post facility coordinator (32 episodes, 2002-2003)
Torrel Alexis .... sound editor (17 episodes, 2003)
Buck Robinson .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
Brian Reeder .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2004)

Jenny Green .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Michael Emeric Hayes .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Byron Miller .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jorge Montijo .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lucas O'Brien .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Nancy Huffman .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2002)
Jason Messersmith .... electrician (10 episodes, 2002)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2002)
Tracy Kilbourne .... jib operator (2 episodes, 2003)

Dana Lee Anderson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Buddy Baab .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Katherine Brooks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Andrei Cranach .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
David Durando .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Nathan Dusek .... video tape logger (unknown episodes)
Zach Kozek .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Mike R. Manzo .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris Rauch .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
David Charles Sullivan .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Ann Faucher .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2002-2005)
Matthew Prigmore .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (7 episodes, 2005)
Darren Hallihan .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)

Michael Glover .... dailies editor (unknown episodes)
Melanie Harari .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Kirkpatrick .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Shealan Spencer .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mike Verna .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Brad Segal .... composer: additional music / music supplier (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Melinda Matkowsky .... music supervisor (43 episodes, 2002-2005)
Scott Nickoley .... composer: theme music (35 episodes, 2002-2005)

Michael Brunt .... music production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Shea Spencer .... driver (1 episode, 2005)
Series Other crew
Donick Cary .... consultant (52 episodes, 2002-2005)
Pete Garcia .... production coordinator (43 episodes, 2002-2005)
Troy DeVolld .... dailies coordinator (10 episodes, 2002)
Jeff Tungyoo .... technical supervisor (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Justin Ridge .... logger (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adam Howell .... logger (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jeff Stilson .... executive consultant (3 episodes, 2005)
Jack Osbourne .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Kelly Osbourne .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Ozzy Osbourne .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Sharon Osbourne .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 2005)

Jeffrey Schneider .... business affairs (unknown episodes, 2004)
Nisa Ahmad .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
David W. Bailey .... assistant story editor (unknown episodes)
Greg Baine .... assistant production coordinator / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Banker .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Charles R. Black .... video logger (unknown episodes)
Matthew Blaine .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marcus Boehnke .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Shari Brooks .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Ellie Carbajal .... senior production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bruno Cassoni .... production coordinator: UK (unknown episodes)
Jenn Cole-Sizemore .... business manager (unknown episodes)
Ryan Cummings .... senior production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ben DeNoble .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Melanie Graham .... supervising story editor (unknown episodes)
F. Carl Hansen .... release coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bradford Hardie .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Heidi Herrmann .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Richard Hopkins .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sara Lager .... senior production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lindsey Lizakowski .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Michael Montuya .... release coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jessica C. Nolfo .... set production (unknown episodes)
Jen O'Neal .... production associate (unknown episodes)
John Charles Reedburg .... logger (unknown episodes)
Frank Rehwaldt .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Brandon Wahl .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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22 min (52 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (DVD rating) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Canada:PG | Finland:K-7 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:MG6 | UK:18 | USA:TV-PG (cut US version) | USA:TV-MA (original rating)

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In an interview, Ozzy stated that, while he was happy that certain broadcasts of the show outside of the United States, particularly the Canadian broadcasts, were uncensored, he actually preferred the censored version. As the cursing was more noticeable, due to the bleeps.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Breaking every rule of the usually straight-faced, serious, ego-nourishing reality series, "Osbournes" takes the genre and has real fun with it., 26 June 2004
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: MTV; Genre: Reality/Comedy/Documentary; Content Rating: TV-PG (for strong language and suggested profanity, adult content, crude humor and suggested drug use); Available: DVD: Classification: Neo-Classic (star range: expanded 1 - 5);

Seasons Reviewed: Complete Series (4 seasons)

In "The Osbournes" MTV cameras follow the real-life family of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne which includes his ballsy, eccentric wife Sharon and their bratty, but strangely endearing children, Jack and Kelly, as they move into a new Beverly Hills home and proceed to go about the daily minutia of their lives. As the show proceeds we see Ozzy on tour, Kelly promoting her debut album, Jack heading in and out of rehab, Sharon behind-the-scenes of her short-lived talk show and the general family squabbles and disarray between them.

There may be a generation gap when dealing with a show like "The Osbournes". Above a certain age people just won't "get" the irony that smartly, expertly, wraps around the subjects and brings this show together. People will either be horrified seeing the legendary Black Sabbath front-man of their youth shuffling around the house or be horrified at the show's appearance of chaos, bleeped-out vulgarity and juvenile disrespect. It is that sense of humor towards its subjects, that ironically juxtaposes the antics of this Gothic clan in the packaging of a happy-go-lucky 50s sitcom (in which Ozzy is hilariously billed as "the Dad"), that makes "Osbournes" work spectacularly where so many other straight-up documentary shows fail. The fundamental premise - a real family in a show styled like a conventional sitcom - is brilliant.

An endearing aspect of the show is still that it allows us to see a celebrity behind closed doors doing every day choirs. There is a strange joy watching Ozzy making smoothies, walking the trash to the curb and running around looking for a cat in the bushes. It is exactly what a reality show should be. "Osbournes" breaks the usual rule-of-thumb that holds the reality genre as a whole back: real people just aren't very interesting. Other reality shows take pseudo-celebrities or people seeking their 15 minutes and give them a serious, ego-nourishing love note treatment; assuming we care as much as they do. Unlike these straight-faced documentaries, "The Osbournes" goal is comedy and - breaking the norm - the Osbournes themselves are actually fascinating to watch. This is true whether you love them or hate them, because the show is so tongue-in-cheek that our likeness of the show and Osbournes themselves are not mutually exclusive. And whether it is real or stage or simply edited to maximize the laughs (which it no doubt is, a round of applause goes to the show-runners stitching this thing together) - it is fun TV.

"The Osbournes" debuted as a massive hit in its first season. A summer of relentless hype that followed effectively helped MTV reduce their only semi-intelligent series to a fad. But the show as a whole is so much more than the novelty of bleeped out obscenities. It is an unconventional series about an unconventional family that radiates more love for each other than most supposedly "functional" TV families. I adore Sharon, who will say anything to anybody, Kelly's honesty, Jack who may or may not be a violent sleepwalker and Ozzy - who, even with his hilariously indecipherable speech and burned-out body, is still a truly bright and witty individual. More interestingly, after season 1 the whole thing becomes a twisted looking glass - a show about subjects whose lives are now being effected by the show they are on.

It didn't go the initially side-splitting way I wanted it to (there are few things funnier than Ozzy heaving a log through the neighbor's window), but life had other plans and the show was forced to deal with one real life family catastrophe after another, including Sharon's battle with breast cancer. In retrospect, it did so in a respectable and humorous way. There are dud episodes, usually the ones that find the family outside of the home or on vacation, and a lengthy, wildly homo-erotic wresting match between Jack and deadbeat house-guest Dill rank as a series low point. But there are many turns into true episodic brilliance: Kelly's feud with Christina Aguilera (and the hilarious about-face ending), Kelly's filthy first boyfriend, Bert, and the provocative, reality-bending, season 2 finale are favorites. The show swung back with a vengeance in the 4th season, one that leaves the entire family seemingly at a satisfying place in their lives.

Funny, strange, original, wacky, messy and even touching. "The Osbournes" is very likely the greatest thing MTV has ever stumbled on and a high for the reality genre - one that I suspect to be to self-righteous to pull off something like this again. Sometimes it was like putting yourself through a spanking machine, but I will go out on a limb and say that this show will be remembered. MTV has now moved on to masterpieces like "The Ashlee Simpson Show", but this 4-year video record was the first and will likely remain the best of its kind. It is more than a reality show, "The Osbournes" was a unique reality comedy that had fun playing with the medium at the same time.

Sharon, Ozzy, Jack and Kelly - thanks for sharing.

* * * ½ / 5

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