The BBC has ordered a new show from Expectation featuring the Osbourne family as they relocate from the US to their family home in the UK.

The Osbourne family life in the US was featured on fly-on-the-wall show The Osbournes. Now, the family are returning to their family home in the UK, “pretty much as they left it all those years ago.”

Expectation will produce the ten-part series of 30-minute episodes for BBC One and iPlayer, Home to Roost will document Ozzy and Sharon’s journey back to Britain, alongside Kelly and Jack’s efforts to support them, as they attempt to re-start their lives in rural Buckinghamshire.

The series will follow the Osbournes as they celebrate one of their most important years yet – with everything from Sharon’s 70th birthday to Kelly’s soon-to-be-born baby, Ozzy’s tour, and of course the big move itself.

Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, says: “I’m delighted that the Osbournes will be sharing this next chapter in their lives with BBC viewers in what promises to be a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life in the UK.”

The series is a collaboration between Expectation’s Factual and Entertainment teams. Ben Wicks and Colin Barr, Creative Directors, Expectation say: “Rejoining the Osbournes as they return to the UK is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Twenty years ago, they shaped television for all of us – now they’re coming home at a different stage in their lives but with the promise of the same laughter, love and tears. We can’t wait to work with them and to share it with BBC One viewers in 2023.”

Home to Roost (10x 30) for BBC One and iPlayer was commissioned by Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries. It is being made by Expectation where the Creative Directors are Ben Wicks (Creative Director, Comedy and Entertainment) and Colin Barr (Creative Director, Factual and Factual Drama). The BBC Commissioning Editor is Hamish Fergusson. Executive Producers for Expectation are Ben Wicks, Colin Barr and Louisa McKay.

Banijay Rights will handle international distribution for Home to Roost.


Jon Creamer

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