MTV reports that 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.