Thursday, July 13, 2006


Gandolfini knee surgery delays 'Sopranos'

PASADENA, Calif. - Fans of 'The Sopranos' will have to wait a bit longer for the mob drama's final chapter.

Because of 'unexpected' knee surgery for series star
James Gandolfini, the concluding episodes that were expected to begin in January will be delayed about two months, HBO Chairman Chris Albrecht said.

The surgery alone would have pushed the season start back just a few weeks, but that would have put 'The Sopranos' up against the football playoffs and the Super Bowl, Albrecht told a television critics' gathering Wednesday.

A specific air date for the Sunday-night series has yet to be determined but it's likely to be in early March 2007, he said.

First there was the half-baked "season" we just went through, now we have to wait till friggin' MARCH to see if the show rallies for its last hoorah.

I want my bloodbath, and I want it NOW!


patti abbott said...

Somehow this has all begun to seem ho-hum. What happened to Tony? Is it just longevity finally leveling the playing field or did the show significantly deteriorate this past year? Sorry but trips to Paris belong on Sex and the City or even Entourage. AJ is never going to hold our interest. Too bad.

Kim Mizar-Stem said...

I could not agree more! I loved the mean Tony who beat heads in - who is this new sensitive guy? YUCK!!!

JD Rhoades said...

Yeah, the thing about Tony was always that you'd actually find yourself feeling for the guy, even identifying with him...and then he'd do something monstrous, like the time he strangled the guy he'd seen on Meadow's college visit. Now he's just all mopey and depressed.