One of MTV's most popular reality series is finally coming back. Sharon Osbourne has revealed that 'The Osbournes' will make a brief return in the form of a six to eight short episodes, though MTV will not be airing it this time around.

Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne and Jack Osbourne at TIFF 2011
The Osbournes are back!

The family's matriarch Sharon Osbourne confirmed the re-shoot on 'The Talk' earlier this week, but insists that the show will mark more of an update in the family as opposed to an actual major series. 'At most, there will only be six to eight episodes and a catch-up on our lives and where we are now, because it's been so long since we've been seen as a family and our family has grown', she commented on the show. 'We have a granddaughter and a gorgeous daughter-in-law.'

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The first series of 'The Osbournes' aired in 2002, and featured Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne as teenagers living with their metal icon father Ozzy Osbourne and mother Sharon at their home in Beverly Hills, alongside their brood of rather poorly toilet trained dogs. Famous for Kelly and Jack's explosive arguments, Ozzy's inability to work technology and its documenting of Sharon's devastating battle with colon cancer, the show ran for four seasons and landed a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program in 2003.

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While Ozzy appeared to be the most down-to-earth member of the Osbournes clan, it seems the show's return was actually his idea despite previously claiming that he never watched an episode because he hated seeing himself on TV. 'It was all my husband's doing', Sharon admitted. 'He looked back on his life and he said, 'I wish we could have done The Osbournes now where I'm clean and sober.''

The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that VH1 would be hosting the forthcoming new series, having nearly reached a deal to create further episodes.