During Thursday's funeral service for James Gandolfini, The Sopranos' creator David Chase read a letter to the late actor as his eulogy.
"When I said before that you were my brother, this has a lot to do with that: Italian-American, Italian worker, builder, that Jersey thing — whatever that means — the same social class," Chase said at the 90-minute ceremony held in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, according to Hitfix.
Noah Munck and Steve Schirripa
Sopranos star Steve Schirripa is reuniting with some of his former cast mates for the Nickelodeon movie Nicky Deuce.
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Based on the children's book of the same name that Schirripa co-wrote with Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce is about an overprotected teen (iCarly's Noah Munck) who ends up spending the summer in Brooklyn with the uncle (Schirripa) he never knew he had. Viewers can expect fun cameos from Sopranos alums James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico.
Bravo has green-lit 17 new series and added three scripted projects and three unscripted projects, including a spin-off for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, to its development slate, the network announced on Tuesday. Additionally, 18 reality shows have been renewed.
Rich People's Problems will feature Parks as the lawyer to Atlanta's rich and famous. Prior to Housewives, Parks made her living as an attorney, but has since added reality star, aspiring funeral home owner, workout video instructor and stun gun designer to her resume.
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After playing mobster Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos for six seasons, Michael Imperioli has been in his fair share of TV fights. But what will happen when he goes up against Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson)?!
Fans will find out when the Emmy winner guest-stars on The Office this spring as...
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He's best known for playing corrupt mafia man Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos, and when Michael Imperioli makes his Necessary Roughness debut Wednesday (10/9c on USA), it looks like he may corrupt poor TK (Mehcad Brooks) as well...
The doctor is in!
Michael Imperioli has joined the cast of Jason Katims' medical pilot County, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine.com first reported the news.
Parenthood's Jason Ritter stars in the drama about a group of young doctors, nurses and administrators in an underfunded and morally compromising Los Angeles hospital. Imperioli, best-known for playing Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos, will portray...
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Sometimes it's not just about the ratings. And sometimes it is. That's the takeaway from an eventful week in the win-some/lose-some sweepstakes we call TV programming.
On the plus side: TNT's renewal of Southland, the latest lifeline for the gritty police drama that NBC ditched during that misbegotten period when Jay Leno put the 10 pm drama on the endangered species list. It will never be as popular as the network's signature shows like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles (which got a funny shout out from 30 Rock's Liz Lemon this week), but Southland's uncompromising integrity helps give credence to TNT's "We Know Drama" credo.
Give It Up For Greg Giraldo (Friday, 11:30/10:30c, Comedy Central)
Celebrity roasts just won't be same without him. In this affectionate tribute special profiling Greg Giraldo, the comedian who died last September at 44, Comedy Central celebrates one of its most familiar faces and voices, as comedy contemporaries including Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman and Colin Quinn remember a good friend and colleagues. Lots of clips from career highs — and a few lows (including the short-lived sitcom Common Law).
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (Saturday, 10/9c, HBO)
The magic word is "FUN!" Feel free to scream along with the Broadway audience as...
Cheers to Detroit 1-8-7 for keeping it in the family.
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