U.K. viewers eager to watch the domestic misadventures of Ozzy Osbourne and his family will have to wait a bit longer. MTV said the British transmission of its reality series "The Osbournes," schedule

U.K. viewers eager to watch the domestic misadventures of Ozzy Osbourne and his family will have to wait a bit longer. MTV said the British transmission of its reality series "The Osbournes," scheduled to begin Sunday (May 19), has been delayed for contractual reasons. The music network didn't say what the issues were or when the show might air.

"MTV can confirm that 'The Osbournes' will still receive its U.K. television premiere on MTV shortly, and will be announcing a new, confirmed date soon," according to an statement. "MTV would like to apologize for any inconvenience to our viewers, and to reassure you that 'The Osbournes' is well worth the wait."

The series, which chronicles the chaotic and profane home life of the British-born rocker and his family, is the most popular in MTV's 21-year history. It drew as many as 6 million viewers a week in the U.S.

The family is negotiating with the network over a second season of the series, which next month will spawn "The Osbournes Family Album" (Epic), a soundtrack of sorts featuring songs personally chosen by each family member. The set, which features tracks by Ozzy, System Of A Down, and Pat Boone, is led by daughter Kelly Osbourne's cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach."

The show has brought the family other successes, including a book deal, while Ozzy recently attended the annual White House Correspondents dinner and will be among the stars performing at Buckingham Palace during a June 3 concert marking Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.


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