Osbournes: Reloaded

Common Sense Media says

Raunchy variety show won't appeal to most families.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although the Osbournes are unconventional, they're a close-knit family, and you can tell they're having fun together. But the simple truth is that there's a lot of bad behavior here. In one segment, for example, when Ozzy's working in the drive-thru window of a fast-food restaurant, he lets his gum fall into some french fries and throws food at the customers.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Skits and sketches sometimes contain sexually charged and/or suggestive material. In a "mystery guest" segment, Pamela Anderson "loses" the top of her dress, exposing her breasts (which are blurred out). In another segment, a grandmother strips behind a scrim that exposes her naked silhouette but shields sensitive body parts, etc.

Language

"F--k" (and variations like "f--king," "f--ked," and "f--ker") is used often but bleeped. "S--t" is bleeped, too. Audible words include "t-ts," "ass," "balls," "bitch," and "piss," as well as eyebow-raising phrases like "used condoms" and "like a whore in church." The family also throws the middle finger, although it's blocked by a small icon.

Consumerism

The show regularly promotes the Osbourne family brand, as well as Ozzy and Kelly's music.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, although Sharon Osbourne has described this variety series in interviews as "family entertainment," it's nothing like family-centric variety shows of yesteryear such as The Sonny and Cher Show or Donny & Marie. For one thing, there's a ton of cursing, and even though words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped, they're used frequently by every member of the Osbourne family. There's a healthy dose of sexual content, too, as well as not-so-subtle advertising for the Osbourne family brand and plenty of situations that make the butts of the family's jokes look painfully ridiculous.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his famous family (including wife Sharon and grown children Jack and Kelly) take the stage as hosts of a raucous variety show in OSBOURNES: RELOADED, a series that includes live performances, comedy sketches, audience participation pranks, and celebrity guest stars. The content changes from week to week, but there are regular segments, including one in which the family hits the road to find other Osbournes living across America.

Is it any good?

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A lot of viewers probably weren't ready to hear Sharon Osbourne shout, "Welcome to the Osbournes: Reloaded ... Let me tell you we're gonna have a f--kin' good time tonight!" when the show premiered mere seconds after American Idol ended. But even Osbourne devotees who've been looking forward to watching their favorite foul-mouthed family tear it up together onstage after a long absence from series television will be disappointed with this below-average freak show that makes the whole gang look pretty desperate.

The show shuffles from mildly amusing (like a sketch in which children play Ozzy and Sharon on their first date, swearing and all) to downright uncomfortable (an audience prank that ends with an unsuspecting victim making out, blindfolded, with a senior citizen). And while it could be a lot worse ... well, it never gets much better than that.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether this show is OK for families to watch together. Do you think it's really meant for viewers of all ages? Do the Osbournes remind you of your own family or any other families you know? If you've ever seen The Osbournes, the family's Emmy Award-winning reality series that aired on MTV from 2002 to 2005, how do the antics on this show compare with that one?

TV details

Cast:Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne
Network:Fox
Genre:Variety Show
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Kid, 12 years old August 21, 2009
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AWESOME8)

Love this show. Its really what people(my friends) act like. And don't tell me that you've never heard anyone say f*ck before. Its not that big a deal.8)
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bylaci01 April 3, 2009
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MUST SEE!! 14+

This a just a show showing The Osbourne's true child side...and believe me it is FABULOUS!!!!! This show is a lot of fun to watch and Ozzy is the bomb! There is a lot of cussing but most is bleeped out and the middle finger is blocked out. There is sexual references but i say appropriate for teens 14+
Teen, 13 years old Written bykillthelights October 6, 2009
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11
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Ozzy rocks! This show is great. A bit inappropriate but your kids should know about everything that happens in the show, so don't freak :) But, if your child is a bit younger, I'd recommend watching the episode yourself first.

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