Sharon Osbourne To Host TV Talk Show

Metal matriarch's syndicated program scheduled to premiere next fall.

Recognizing that when metal matriarch Sharon Osbourne talks, people listen, a television production company is giving her a talk show.

Osbourne has signed a deal with Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros. Television, to host a syndicated talk show scheduled to premiere next fall, according to a source close to the project. The show's focus will center on a single issue, similar to "The Oprah Winfrey Show," rather than a variety format akin to the defunct "Rosie" or so many late-night programs.

The Los Angeles Times, quoting "industry sources," reported the wife/manager of Ozzy Osbourne will receive between $3 million and $5 million for her efforts.

Before she begins hosting her own show, Osbourne, along with her loving family of Ozzy, Jack and Kelly, will appear in the second season of MTV's "The Osbournes," premiering November 26.