A&E has set Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 PM for basic cable premiere date for the critic/fan, Emmy-winning HBO series. A&E will air back-to-back episodes every Wednesday at the same time and will run in broadcast order un-edited for time (though it will be edited for content, obviously).
“We are thrilled to be able to offer ‘The Sopranos’ to nearly 150 million viewers who never had the opportunity to see it when it first aired on HBO,” says Bob DeBitetto, executive vice president and general manager of A&E. “This is more than just great television. ‘The Sopranos’ has come to define excellence in programming.”
Both HBO and A&E spent a good amount of time working together to utilize alternate versions of many scenes as well as pre-recorded alternate dialog to make the show acceptable to the basic cable environment.
New episodes of “The Sopranos” return to HBO sometime in the Spring of next year with the remaining 9 episodes of the series.