HBO plans tribute to James Gandolfini
Starting with Wednesday night's 10 p.m. episode of "The Sopranos" on HBO Signature, the premium cable network will air the following message in telecasts: "HBO mourns the loss of James Gandolfini, a beloved member of the HBO family."
Beyond the added-on message, the network has no current plans for a marathon or any sort of special scheduling.
Gandolfini will forever be synonymous with the role of Tony Soprano, a role that earned the actor three Primetime Emmys. "The Sopranos" was pivotal in shaping HBO as a premiere destination for quality television and ushered in a wave of male antiheroes seen in shows like "The Shield," "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad."