On today in 1948, John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne, the heavy-metal musician and star of the pioneering reality Television plan The Osbournes, which originally aired from 2002 to 2005, exists in Birmingham, England.
Osbourne initial gained fame in the 1970s as a founding member and the lead vocalist of the heavy-metal band Black Sabbath. After being fired from the group in the late 1970s, he embarked on a profitable solo career. In the mid-1990s, he and his wife Sharon launched Ozzfest, a well-known annual tour of rock and heavy-metal acts. As a performer, Osbourne became infamous for biting the heads off a dove and a bat onstage and was also accused of advertising suicide and Satanism through a few of his lyrics.
Osbourne’s fame widened beyond the music globe with the debut of The Osbournes, possible Tv show featuring the rocker and his family members that debuted on MTV on March 5, 2002. The idea for the show reportedly sprang from an bout of MTV’s Cribs, which featured the feisty, regularly foul-mouthed Osbourne clan at house. The Osbournes centered on Ozzy’s partnership along with his spunky wife Sharon and the couple’s two teenagers, Kelly and Jack a third sibling, Aimee, opted never to take part in the show. Filmed largely at the Osbournes’ Beverly Hills, California mansion, a variety was included in the show of topics, from Ozzy’s battles with vacuum pressure cleaner to his efforts to remain sober to Sharon’s fight cancer of the colon to Jack and Kelly’s partying and typically-bratty behavior to the family’s pack of misbehaving pets.
The Osbournes, which aired its last original episode on March 21, 2005, became among the highest-rated series in MTV’s history and spawned a string of reality Tv shows about celebrities on numerous networks, which include MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, with pop stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, which aired from 2003 to 2005, and Hogan Knows Best, which featured pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and his wife and youngsters and debuted in 2005 on Vh1. Gene Simmons of the rock group Kiss starred along with his family in Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which premiered in 2006 on A&E, although Denise Richards, the actress and former wife of Charlie Sheen, appeared in a show about her specialist and domestic life, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, which debuted in 2008 on E!.
In addition to turning Ozzy Osbourne right into a household name and sparking a boom in celebrity-focused reality Tv, The Osbournes transformed his wife and longtime manager Sharon right into a star in her very own appropriate. From 2003 to 2004, she hosted her very own Television talk show and later continued to make several guest appearances on various Tv programs also to serve as a judge on the Tv competitors America’s Got Talent.