Florida TV station won't air 'Osbournes'

GM: Show 'does not serve my public'

PANAMA CITY, Florida -- Some northern Florida TV viewers won't be seeing a new variety show hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and his family.

Panama City Fox affiliate WPGX won't air "Osbournes: Reloaded" Tuesday, the News Herald reported.

After viewing a six-minute preview, general manager David Cavileer says it "does not serve my public."

He tells the News Herald that it's "more of an MTV thing."

Cavileer says he would have aired the Osbournes' show after 10 p.m., but the 8:20 p.m. scheduled start time was too early to follow popular singing competition "American Idol," a family-friendly show with a large audience.

Instead, he'll air an episode of "The Simpsons."

A Fox Broadcasting Co. spokesman says the show was thoroughly vetted, but any affiliate can pre-empt a program it deems inappropriate for its market.
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