The David Chase-created New Jersey-set drama returned March 12 for the first part of its sixth and final season — which will include 12 new episodes on subsequent Sundays at 9 PM (ET). Check your local listings. An additional eight episodes of the final season is slated to debut in early 2007.
The show features series regulars (and stage veterans) James Gandolfini (A Streetcar Named Desire), Edie Falco ('night, Mother), Lorraine Bracco (The Graduate), Michael Imperioli (Ponies), Dominic Chianese (A Second Hand Memory) and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Beauty and the Beast).
Margulies (Festen), Holbrook (Mark Twain Tonight!) and Kingsley (Edmund Kean) will be joined by stage brethren Jerry Adler (Taller Than a Dwarf), Tim Daly (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial), Ron Leibman (Angels in America) and more. Frankie Valli — who is depicted in Broadway's Jersey Boys — will reprise his role on the series.
Past seasons have include such theatre folk as Tom Aldredge, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Blum, David Strathairn, Robert LuPone, Linda Emond, Annabella Sciorra, Linda Lavin, Steve Buscemi, Mary Louise Wilson, Laila Robins, Frank Wood, Rae Allen, Peter Riegert, Ari Graynor, Capathia Jenkins, Yul Vazquez, Will McCormack, Phyllis Somerville, Lewis J. Stadlen, Christine Pedi, Jordan Gelber and Remy Auberjonois.
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