The pressure is on for season two of MTV’s “The Osbournes,” which became a hit in the spring largely because of its unique real-life sitcom appeal.
The biggest challenge producers face will be finding what’s so funny about the reality of the family’s current situation.
Family matriarch Sharon Osbourne — who stars along with rocker hubby Ozzy Osbourne, and kids Jack and Kelly — has cancer.
Her husband has been so distraught over his wife’s illness, he canceled concert dates this summer to be with her, then rejoined the tour at her insistence.
“I’m not good at hearing that kind of news,” the singer said in an interview on Fox News Channel. “I’m falling apart more than she is, and people say to me, ‘Ozzy, you’ve got to be strong for Sharon.’ I’m not Superman.”
Nevertheless, production is under way on the series, and consensus is that the show must go on.
As one insider puts it: “Sharon’s not going to let this show not happen.”
The second installment of “The Osbournes” will likely debut this winter.