Ozzy Osbourne And His Son Jack Head Back To Reality TV With ‘Ozzy And Jack’s World Tour’— See The Trailer
Ozzy Osbourne is headed back to reality TV—and once again it’s a family affair, but this time just with his son, Jack. The father-son duo will star in the 10-episode History Channel series Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour, and the first trailer for the show has finally been released.
In the trailer, Jack Osbourne, who’s the show’s producer, tells his rock star dad that while he’s gone on tour with him before, he’s never gone on a solo trip with him. And what a trip this is. Based on the trailer, which you can see below, it looks like Ozzy gets a lesson in history along the way.
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In an interview with Billboard last year, Ozzy Osbourne teased the new reality show, describing it as a “father-son spoof on history.”
“We went to Stonehenge and met a guy who thinks he’s the f**king reincarnation of King Arthur,” Osbourne said. “And we went to Bletchley Park to see the machine [Alan Turing] used to break the [German] kind. We’re going to Mount Rushmore, to the abandoned silos where America used to have their Minutemen missiles and all that. It’s educational for me, actually — history with an Osbourne slant.”
According to Ozzy Osbourne’s official website, the duo will visit several historical locations, including Mount Rushmore, Stonehenge, the Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios. But the duo’s biggest pitstop is the Alamo, where Ozzy was banned more than 30 years ago.
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Last fall, The San Antonio Current reported that Ozzy and Jack Osbourne visited the famous monument to tape a segment for their History Channel reality series. Ozzy was blacklisted from the city of San Antonio in 1982 after he urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph. A drunk Ozzy was dressed in pink tights and ballet shoes when he desecrated the monument during a photo shoot for English music magazine Melody Maker.
At the time, Osbourne was arrested for disrespecting the Alamo memorial, which was constructed in 1939 to honor 189 Texans who died at the historic site, but when he returned to the site 33 years later with TV cameras following him he was greeted by cheers from an adoring crowd. (Ozzy donated $10,000 to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1992 when his original ban was lifted.)
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While Ozzy’s wife Sharon once said doing a reality TV show was the biggest mistake of her life, earlier this year Osbourne told Rolling Stone exactly why he decided to give it another go.
“After The Osbournes TV show, my son chose to go behind the camera and he’s got his own company,” Ozzy told Rolling Stone in January. “He said, ‘Would you be interested in doing this show?’ And I went, ‘Oh, great, fine.’ I just got back from Cuba last week, which, incidentally, if you get any chance to go over there you should go, mate. It’s f**king great.”
Ozzy was mesmerized by how accessible some of the historical sites are, including a war memorial built after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“They got parts of a U-2 plane lying around in this military thing in a park and you can just go and touch it,” Osbourne said. “And I’m going…if that was in England or America, they’d have a f*cking screen that you couldn’t touch this stuff.’ Then somebody pointed out to me that under the Castro regime, it’s everybody’s property. It’s not a government thing … but it’s kind of weird.”
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour marks Ozzy’s first return to reality TV since his family’s landmark MTV reality series, The Osbournes. Ozzy, his wife Sharon, and their then-teen kids Jack and Kelly starred on the series for four seasons from 2002-2005. In 2009, the Osbourne family attempted a return to reality TV with the short-lived Fox variety show Osbournes Reloaded. The show was canceled after just one episode.
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour premieres July 27 on the History Channel. Take a look at the trailer for the show below.
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