The Sharon Osbourne Show

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The Sharon Osbourne Show
(UK version)
Format Talk show
Created by Syco TV
Presented by Sharon Osbourne
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
Production
Producer(s) Talkback Thames
Location(s) The London Studios
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Original run 29 August 2006 (2006-08-29) – 20 October 2006 (2006-10-20)
Chronology
Related shows Today with Des and Mel (2002–06)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004–09)

The Sharon Osbourne Show refers to either of two TV chat shows hosted by Sharon Osbourne – the original US version, or the more recent UK (ITV) version. These are described separately below.

US version (2003–04)[edit]

The original version of The Sharon Osbourne Show was a syndicated show that ran for one season (20032004) on various US channels. It was also shown in the UK on Sky One and on cable channel ARENA in Australia. The show was eventually canceled due to poor ratings and scathing attacks by critics as being too focused on Osbourne's family.[1] Due to a disappointing array of guests including several little known actors, actresses and country music performers, Osbourne opted not to renew her contract.

UK version (2006)[edit]

The UK version of The Sharon Osbourne Show aired on ITV in the weekday 5pm slot, and it began on Tuesday 29 August 2006. It was originally going to be named Mrs. Osbourne Presents...[citation needed] ITV commissioned the show to compete with rival Paul O'Grady, after he defected from the company and took his show to Channel 4. After a strong debut of 2.1 million viewers, the show's audience fell to 1–1.5 million, beaten by strong competition from the likes of The New Paul O'Grady Show, The Weakest Link and Neighbours.[2] On 12 October, the show's hope of a recommission suffered as it reached a new low of 948,000 viewers. In April 2007 it was confirmed that the show had been axed and Antony Cotton was to be her replacement. Sharon admitted on Parkinson that doing the show had been hard work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bianco, Robert (17 September 2003). "'Ellen' shines, 'Sharon' shrieks". USA Today. 
  2. ^ Jason Deans (September 26, 2006). "O'Grady's comeback flattens Sharon Osbourne". TV Ratings (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 2008-10-31. 

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