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The Osbournes won’t be returning to TV

As reality TV shows continue to join in the Hollywood’s current obsession with rebooting cancelled shows–A&E alone has revived Intervention and Hoarders is now filming new episodes–one classic reality TV series will not return after all.

The planned reboot of The Osbournes announced last November is dead. The Osbournes 2015 series series would have aired on VH1, not MTV, where it originally aired from 2002 to 2005. VH1’s Susan Levison told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that’s not going to happen. We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn’t come together for us. The family has been absolutely lovely and we wish them the best. We’d love to figure out a way to work with them at some point in the future.”

Sharon Osbourne said late last year that the new series was to start filming in January, and would be no more than eight episodes.

It sounds like something may have been filmed but that the resulting footage just didn’t work, or perhaps didn’t capture the magic of the original. Then again, the later seasons didn’t capture the magic of that first season.

Earlier this month, Jack Osbourne filed a lawsuit in which he said a company he co-owns was incorrectly claiming ownership over the rebooted series.

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