- List of The Sopranos episodes
The Sopranos", a television drama seriescreated by David Chase, premiered on the premium televisionchannel HBOin the United Stateson January 10, 1999and ended on June 10, 2007. [cite news |first=Peter |last=Biskind |title=An American Family |url=http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/04/sopranos200704?currentPage=1 |work=Vanity Fair |publisher= Condé Nast Publications|date=April 2007 |accessdate=2008-04-24 ]
The series consists of a total of 86 episodes over six seasons. The first five seasons each consist of thirteen episodes; the sixth season comprises twenty-one. HBO broadcast the sixth season in two parts: Part 1 ran from March to June 2006 and featured twelve episodes; Part 2 ran from April to June 2007 and included nine. HBO also released each part of the season as separate DVD boxsets,cite web |url=http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shows/Sopranos/3898 |title=The Sopranos on DVD |accessdate=2008-04-24 |work=
TVShowsOnDVD.com] effectively turning the second part into a short seventh season, although this is not recognized by the show's makers or HBO.cite web |url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20033896,00.html |title=Burying the Sopranos |last=Wolk |first=Josh |publisher=" Entertainment Weekly" |date= 2007-04-06|accessdate=2008-04-24] All six seasons are available on DVDin Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Unlike most network and cable that put their
television programs on a four month hiatusbetween seasons, "The Sopranos" takes longer hiatuses between seasons. Season four, for example, premiered sixteen months after the third season finale,cite news |first=Tim |last=Goodman |title=High Drama - HBO's "Sopranos", returning after a 16-month hiatus, doesn't miss a beat |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/09/13/DD30285.DTL |work= San Francisco Chronicle|publisher= Hearst Corporation|location=San Francisco, California|date=2002-09-13 |accessdate=2008-04-24 ] and the sixth season returned almost two years after the end of season five. [cite news |first=Tim |last=Goodman |title="The Sopranos" returns with the end in sight — and that just makes everything juicier |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/08/DDGHGHJIJ41.DTL |work= San Francisco Chronicle|publisher= Hearst Corporation|location=San Francisco, California|date=2006-03-08 |accessdate=2008-04-24 ]
"The Sopranos" stars
James Gandolfinias the Italian-American New Jersey-based mobster Tony Soprano. [cite news |title=James Gandolfini looks beyond Tony Soprano; Actor will miss cast and crew, but is relieved to leave mob boss behind |url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19098889/ |work= MSNBC.com |date=2007-06-07 |accessdate=2008-04-24 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ] Edie Falcoplays his wife Carmela Soprano, [cite news |first=Emily |last=Nussbaum |title=The Loneliest Soprano: Edie Falco on becoming Carmela—and not always fitting in at the cast party. |url=http://nymag.com/arts/tv/profiles/29992/ |work=New York |publisher= |location= New York City, New York|date=2007-04-01 |accessdate=2008-04-24 ] and Lorraine Braccoas his psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi. [cite news |authorlink=Associated Press |author=Associated Press |title=Lorraine Bracco discusses her battle with depression |url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-03-10-bracco_x.htm |work= USA Today|publisher= Gannett Company|location=McLean, Virginia|id= |pages= |page= |date= |accessdate=2008-04-24 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate= ] The continuing story arcof "The Sopranos" is of how Tony Soprano deals with the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. [cite web |url=http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/tv/features/article.aspx?cp-documentid=6495000 |title=Bada Bye To The Sopranos |last=Cooper |first=Lorna |publisher= MSN|year=2007 |accessdate=2007-11-14 ]
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*cite web |url=http://www.hbo.com/sopranos/episode/index.shtml |title=Official "The Sopranos" episode guide |publisher=
*cite web |url=http://www.aetv.com/thesopranos/sopranos_ep_guide.jsp?episode=215157 |title="The Sopranos" episode guide |publisher=A&E |accessdate=2008-04-24
*cite web |url=http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/the-sopranos/recaps.php |title=Television Without Pity – "The Sopranos" recaps |publisher=
Television Without Pity|accessdate=2008-04-24 ;Specific
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