The future of The Osbournes' new reality TV show has been thrown into jeopardy after its troublesome U.S. debut on Tuesday (01Apr) night - the programme doesn't have another scheduled air date.
The show, which comes seven years after the family first shot to TV fame, sees the Osbournes take on the variety format, and contains the foul-mouthed rants and expletives which became the family's trademark.
But the Osbournes: Reloaded faced contention even before it hit the airwaves - when bosses at Fox network's Florida affiliate WPGX refused to screen the programme, insisting it was too lewd for viewers.
And it seems other local American broadcasters followed suit, with 11 per cent of U.S. viewers unable to catch the show's debut after network bosses vetoed the racy programme.
Bosses at Milwaukee Fox affiliate WITI-TV were hesitant about screening the show straight after family-friendly American Idol, and chose to air the Osbournes: Reloaded at 1 a.m. (CDT) the following day (Wed02Apr09).
But officials at Fox headquarters can't understand the furore surrounding the episode - insisting it went through all the necessary industry checks.
A rep for FOX tells WENN, "Osbournes: Reloaded was thoroughly vetted by our Standards and Practices department to ensure it was appropriate for broadcast during the scheduled time period.
"If any network affiliate feels the programming may be inappropriate for its individual market, however, it has the right to preempt the program."
Despite the negative press, the rock n' roll clan can still celebrate - Osbournes: Reloaded pulled in an average of 9.3 million viewers.
A spokesperson for the Osbourne family refused to comment.