'Sopranos' Start Date Gets Kneecapped
On the surface, that's a no-big-thing piece of news; tidbits about premiere dates are a staple of the Television Critics Association press tour, where the announcement was made.
It's a little bigger deal, though, considering the fact that HBO had previously said "The Sopranos," which also airs at 9 on Sundays, would begin its final run of episodes in January. And sure enough, network chief Chris Albrecht says "Sopranos" fans may have to wait a little longer for their last looks at
"Jimmy had a little
What "a few weeks" means, exactly, HBO hasn't worked out yet. "Rome" is slated to run for 10 episodes, so if
Filming on the final eight episodes of the series gets underway this month, and though the final storylines will no doubt be kept top-secret, that didn't stop one critic from asking Albrecht about how it ends. Specifically, the question was: "Can you tell us, is Tony going to live all the way through the series?"
Albrecht looked genuinely dumbfounded for a moment before recovering to joke, "Sure. I'll tell you. Is anybody else interested in that? I don't want to bore you.
"Are you high?" he continued. "I might as well shoot myself in the head if I tell you that."
For the record, the questioner insisted she was not, in fact, high.