Jack & Kelly Osbourne: Russ Einhorn/Splash News/Newscom
Brian Hiatt
November 27, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

The first ”reality sitcom” may not have always been real. ”The Osbournes”’ first season included sequences staged by MTV, Jack and Kelly Osbourne claimed Tuesday on ”Good Morning America.” They cited two specific moments that they said MTV had orchestrated — the appearance of a dog therapist, and a dramatic family meeting that ended with Jack storming out. ”The most fake thing about that show was the family meeting, because that was an MTV idea,” Kelly said, according to the New York Post. ”I put that in my contract [for the new season] – I would not do anything like that f—ing dog therapist.”

But both MTV and a spokesperson for Ozzy and Sharon denied that scenes had been staged. ”Nothing is ever scripted or planned on the Osbournes,” an MTV spokesperson told ABC. And an Osbourne family spokesperson told the Post: ”Ozzy and Sharon would not have done it unless it were all real.” Sounds like it’s time for another family meeting.

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