The Obsournes’ new reality show – Osbournes: Reloaded – premieres with censorship in several markets. LALATE has called the show questionable at best. Now broadcasters are calling it questionable in its standards. Multiple markets, including sections of Florida, are not airing the show, calling it “unsuitable and contrary to the public interest.”
The truth is you might not miss anything.
The show has only been given six episodes, to air as specials. That suggests that broadcasters aren’t sure, at least financially, to commit to a broadcast series schedule for the show.
But the producers of the variety show are comparing it to a modern Sonny and Cher Show. They need to stop doing that because the Sonny and Cher Show was NOT a ratings hit compared to other variety shows of the period like the Carol Burnett Show. The Sonny and Cher show was adorable with great music but not funny.
Mike Darnell of Fox reportedly â€śenvisions the show as something of a throwback to the heyday of variety skeins such as CBSâ€™ 1970s staple â€śThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hourâ€ť and ABCâ€™s â€śDonny and Marie.â€ť â€ś
â€śThe plan is to blend musical perfs by the Osbournes and others with comedy sketches as well as gameshow, audience participation and out-of-studio taped elements. One idea being kicked around is for a segment dubbed â€śThe Osbournes Meet the Osbournes,â€ť in which Ozzy and Co. spend time with another Osbourne clan, Darnell said.â€ť