Friday, January 12, 2007

They're Baaaack!

Well, sort of.

The hit HBO show The Sopranos is now running on the basic cable channel A&E, though in a cleaned-up version (no cursing and less violence).

So naturally all the mob cliches have to be dragged out by the press to explain it to us.

Here's just one example from the first paragraph in an Ad Age story about the show:

It's going to take some kind of wise guy to recoup the record $2.5 million per episode that A&E shelled out for "The Sopranos" syndication rights, but the network's sales capo Mel Berning thinks he's come up with a plan to pull it off.

I can't wait to see how much worse it's going to get once the show comes back in March for its final season. Who wants to bet that at least one headline will read something like this:

"The Sopranos to Sleep with the Fishes after Next Eight Episodes."