A&E Network(R) Launches THE SOPRANOS(R) Viewer's Choice Contest on AETV.com
Fans Vote Online, Watch Winning Episodes on TV
NEW YORK, May 3 -- It's the viewer's turn to call the
shots! A&E Network(R) today launched an online Viewers Choice Contest for
THE SOPRANOS(R) on AETV.com - letting fans of the most critically acclaimed
drama on television decide which episodes will be broadcast on May 16th.
THE SOPRANOS made its off-network debut on A&E in January, and airs
Wednesday nights at 9pm et/pt.
Until May 11th, viewers can cast their votes to THE SOPRANOS Viewers
Choice website at AETV.com/thesopranos. Highlighting ten outstanding
episodes from the first two seasons, viewers can preview clips on the site
and then vote online for their top two favorites.
Featured in the contest are memorable mafia moments like:
-- Episode 1 - "The Sopranos" - How it all started. The Jersey mobster
starts seeing a psychiatrist about his anxiety
-- Episode 5 - "College" - Tony's family discovers the secret behind his
"waste management" business
-- Episode 11 - "Nobody knows anything" - There's a rat in the crew ...
but who is it?
-- Episode 26 - "Funhouse" - Tony's nightmares shed light on who is
The winning episodes will be announced online on May 11th, and aired on
A&E back-to-back on Wednesday, May 16th at 9pm/8C. Cast your vote now at
THE SOPRANOS first launched on HBO on January 10, 1999 to unprecedented
critical acclaim. Creator David Chase's drama series stars three-time
Emmy(R) winners James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as Tony's
wife Carmela, plus Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Emmy(R)
winner Michael Imperioli as Tony's nephew Christopher Moltisanti, Dominic
Chianese as Uncle Junior, Nancy Marchand as Livia Soprano, Robert Iler as
Anthony Soprano, Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Tony Sirico as
Paulie Walnuts, and Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante.
In 2004, the series won four Emmys(R), including Drama Series;
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael Imperioli); Supporting Actress
in a Drama Series (Drea de Matteo); and Writing for a Drama Series (Terence
Winter, "Long Term Parking"). The show has also won five Golden Globe
Awards, including the award in the Best Television Series - Drama category
in 2000. THE SOPRANOS is an HBO Brad Grey Television production in
association with HBO Original Programming. The series was created by David
Chase. Executive Producers are Brad Grey and David Chase. HBO and The
Sopranos are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc.
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