When MTV's runaway reality hit The Osbournes returns for a second season this fall, TV cameras might venture into the very lair of the self-proclaimed prince of darkness — Ozzy Osbourne's bedroom.
Wiring Ozzy and wife/manager Sharon's boudoir with cameras and mics is among the many ideas being bandied about by the show's producers, a group that includes tough-as-nails Sharon, a self-proclaimed control freak who was behind the lengthy negotiations to bring the show back.
"What you see on television, that's the way Sharon is," MTV president Van Toffler says in the current issue of Newsweek.
"She is affectionate and loving one moment, and the next she's calling you every name under the sun. It was the most trying negotiation we've been through.
"Many of us will probably lose our jobs the following day, but it's worth it," Toffler added. "Who doesn't want to see that train wreck?"
Nailing the highest ratings on cable, The Osbournes is billed as the world's first reality sitcom and has become an overnight smash, landing at the top of cable's ratings chart with nearly 8 million viewers.
The show follows the behind-the-scenes lives of Ozzy's family including two of his four kids, rainbow-haired Kelly 16, and oddball lug, Jack 15.