Osbourne Family May Get Richer

  • May 3, 2002
MTV could shell out $20 million over two seasons to keep Ozzy Osbourne and his family on board as stars of the cable channel's smash hit reality comedy. Once the deal is finalized, it will represent the largest talent payday ever for a cable series. It's also a huge raise for the Osbournes, who pulled down a mere $200,000 for the first 10-episode season of the monstrously successful series. Even more money could be in the works for the family via backend revenue and profits from merchandising and marketing related to the show. Sony Music, for example, is already prepping a soundtrack album for the series that will feature daughter Kelly Osbourne covering Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach."
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