HBO Sets Premiere for 'James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend' Deadline

HBO has firmed up plans -- including a premiere date -- for its tribute to "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, who died in June at age 51. reports that "James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend" will premiere Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30 p.m.

The half-hour program will feature friends and colleagues paying tribute to the three-time Emmy winner, along with clips of his performances and behind-the-scenes footage, the report notes.

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