11:27am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jack Osbourne to Executive Produce National Geographic's 'Alpha Dogs'
Jack Osbourne is going from a rumored Stars Earn Stripes gig to executive producing a 16-part docuseries focuson on elite K-9s for National Geographic.
Alpha Dogs, which hails from Osbourne and Rob Worsoff, will go inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country. Each 30-minute episode of the National Geographic Wild series will explore the happenings at Indiana's Vohne Liche Kennels, one of the largest police dog training facilities in the nation.
“Alpha Dogs will focus on these highly trained dog heroes that have muscle and smarts,” Nat Geo Wild exec vp and GM Geoff Daniels said in a statement Monday. “Our viewers will love to see the incredible drills and exercises the dogs undergo, follow the instruction process with their dedicated trainers who carry top security clearances, see the application in the field for military and police units, and even watch the fun they have playing fetch on their days off.”
Osbourne and Worsoff will exec produce for Schweet Entertainment, with J-T Ladt, Ashley Hoppin, Janet Han Vissering and Daniels overseeing for Nat Geo Wild.
Sharon Osbourne recently blasted NBC over complaints that her son, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis this summer, was dropped from Stars Earn Stripes, the network's military-themed competition series. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, however, said the network "did not ask Jack to participate in the competition" but did offer him "two substantial alternative roles" on the physically-demanding show -- both of which he declined.