''Osbournes'' season two will start on time in November. So says MTV chief, despite talk that Sharon's cancer treatment would delay the show until January
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If you’ve been going through Osbournes withdrawal lately, your wait for new fare from America’s favorite foul-mouthed family is almost over. MTV president Brian Graden tells TV Guide that the second season of ”The Osbournes” should debut sometime next month. While Sharon Osbourne’s cancer battle has spurred talk that the reality series won’t reappear until January (and the network is keeping that option open, the Associated Press reports), Graden says, ”We’re on track to debut in November. We’re fully in their home and we have enough material for the first four or five episodes. So far, all systems are go.”

A lot has happened to the family since the first season ended last spring. ”Kelly has her own music career, Ozzy was out on tour, and of course Sharon got sick — and we have been there for that entire experience, at her request,” Graden says. Plus, the Osbournes took in family friend Robert Marcato, a teen whose mother died this summer of the same kind of cancer (colorectal) that Sharon is fighting. ”So, it’s a very different season already; there’s a whole new set of emotions.”

Graden assures TV Guide that the Osbournes’ new ordeals haven’t made the show grim. ”The word that comes to mind actually is poignant. They refuse to allow themselves to give up their sense of humor. [Sharon] remains funny and very strong and, actually, the family leader through this entire process. So, you watch it and you can be crying, yet also be fully inspired and laughing at the same time. It’s a powerful commentary on how to deal with that phase of somebody’s life.”

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