reports that Sharon Osbourne may have spoken a little prematurely when she told Barbara Walters that "The Osbournes" would leave MTV after the coming season.

"I was totally unaware of [Osbourne's statement]," MTV president Van Toffler tells The New York Times. The family has a contract to do at least 20 more episodes of "The Osbournes," which follows Sharon, her rock-star husband Ozzy and kids Jack and Kelly as they go about their profanity-filled everyday lives.

Sharon Osbourne issued a statement late Monday, after the ABC transcript was released, saying she remains committed to the show. "I have every intention of fulfilling our commitment to MTV for a full 20 episodes," she says. "I love my MTV."