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March 23, 2005

MTV may have aired the final episode of the Osbournes on Monday night (March 21), but the cable network will give the series a real send-off on April 17. Dubbing the event “Black Sabbath,” the channel plans to air every episode from all four seasons of the Osbournes, starting at 5:30 a.m. Despite the show becoming a cultural phenomenon, Ozzy said he is not a fan.

“I still can’t watch it,” Ozzy said. “It’s like a window in my past, and it’s a really weird thing because we just go around and we forget how our behavior was yesterday — I have a constant reminder. And there is hours and hours and reels and reels of film. There’s enough stuff there to do a thousand more shows, you know.”

In a statement, matriarch Sharon Osbourne, who also manages Ozzy’s career, said, “After three years, the MTV cameras became part of the family, documenting what is possibly the most dramatic year we have had. Though it was rough sometimes, we are truly blessed to have had this amazing experience.”

The Osbournes are expected to tape special interview and feature segments to air throughout the “Black Sabbath” celebration.

Ozzy Osbourne released a box set, Prince Of Darkness, on Tuesday (March 22).

Osbourne will sing again with his band, Black Sabbath, for the 2005 Ozzfest tour, which is slated to begin on July 15 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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