TVLine Items: HBO Remembers Gandolfini, Fred Armisen Returns to Brooklyn and More

James Gandolfini DeadHBO will honor late Sopranos star James Gandolfini on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30/7:30c, with the 35-minute special, James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend.

The memorial will feature interviews with more than two dozen of the actor’s friends and colleagues, as well as clips of his work.

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Gandolfini died June 19, 2013 at age 51.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen will reprise his Brooklyn Nine-Nine role as oddball “Melipnos” in the Fox comedy’s post-Super Bowl episode, reports.

Graceland star Serinda Swan is making her way to The CW’s The Tomorrow People, guest-starring as a bank-robbing paranormal who is the most powerful breakout on the planet, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Voice will return for Season 6 on Monday, Feb. 24, with Shakira and Usher rejoining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the panel.

• Ready to get spooked? The following teaser from Showtime’s new original series Penny Dreadful, premiering in Spring 2014, should do the trick. The drama about some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Timothy Dalton (Chuck, License to Kill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).

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  1. Tran 2.0 says:

    Can’t wait to see Fred Armisen’s return in the post Super Bowl episode of Brooklyn 9-9 on February 2nd. Saw the pilot and Fred’s cameo was 100% hilarious. :-)

  2. Anne says:

    Shakira and Usher are coming back? God no. Won’t be watching Season 6.

  3. David says:

    They really need to give The Voice a rest. It’s getting to a point where its kind of overkill. All of the steals and gimmicks are getting tiresome too. At least let it test until layer in the year of they insist on two cycles.

  4. Amanda says:

    What time on Sunday is the Gandolfini tribute?? Can’t find it on my guide.

  5. alison says:

    35 minutes? Really?! The man deserves way more, if their gonna do a tribute to him do a good one and honor the man.

  6. Joey says:

    Glad Fred is coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

  7. Sara says:

    I agree – glad Fred is coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Hopefully a guest spot for Chris Parnell next?!