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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Comments (11)

  • 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. :-)

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – December 18, 2013 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shakira and Usher are coming back? God no. Won’t be watching Season 6.

    Comment by Anne – December 18, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by David – December 18, 2013 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Typical NBC, they finally get a hit so they decide to run it into the ground.

      Comment by dude – December 18, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What time on Sunday is the Gandolfini tribute?? Can’t find it on my guide.

    Comment by Amanda – December 18, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • neither can I….looked every which way, there’s nothing listed…

      Comment by Shy Sharon – December 18, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This detail has been added! –Mgmt.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 18, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 35 minutes? Really?! The man deserves way more, if their gonna do a tribute to him do a good one and honor the man.

    Comment by alison – December 18, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad Fred is coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    Comment by Joey – December 18, 2013 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree – glad Fred is coming back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Hopefully a guest spot for Chris Parnell next?!

    Comment by Sara – December 18, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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