WEEK AHEAD: Bada Bing! Tony's Back
Tony, Carmela and the family return for the final season of The Sopranos on Sunday. PEOPLE takes a look at what new trouble they'll face, plus other events to check out in the coming week:
SUNDAY, MARCH 12: The last we saw Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), he was running from the law. Now the Mafioso is back and heading straight for more trouble with the premiere of the sixth and final season of The Sopranos (9 p.m. ET on HBO). Carmela (Edie Falco), the kids (Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler), Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) and the rest of the crew are back, including slimmed-down Celebrity Fit Club alum Joe Gannascoli, who plays Vito Spatafore.
MONDAY, MARCH 13: Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, the late jazz great Miles Davis, the Sex Pistols, Blondie and Lynyrd Skynyrd are this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees. What we're crossing our fingers for: an "Iron Man" and "Sweet Home Alabama" mash-up. The festivities take place at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria and will be broadcast March 21 on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is keeping her fingers crossed that she won't suffer from the Seinfeld curse again with her new show, The New Adventures of Old Christine. The actress plays a divorced mom who finds out her ex is dating a younger woman also named Christine (hence the mouthful of a title). The pilot airs on CBS at 8:30 p.m., followed by a "bonus" episode at 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14: As American Idol continues its search for the next Carrie Underwood, country crooner wannabes will compete for their shot at fame in the fourth season of Nashville Star (premiering on the USA Network at 10 p.m. ET). Don't expect any Simon Cowell-esque rants from hosts Wynonna and Cowboy Troy, but the flame-haired singer promises she'll keep it real with her 6'5" cohost. "I will tell you if you need a breath mint," she tells him in PEOPLE.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Failure to Launch, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey; The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp; The Shaggy Dog, starring Tim Allen and Kristin Davis; Ask the Dust, starring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek; The Hills Have Eyes, starring Aaron Stanford and Ted Levine
Music (in stores Tuesday): Dave Chappelle and other artists, Dave Chappelle's Block Party; Donald Fagen, Morph the Cat; Prince, Ultimate (remastered recording); Willie Nelson, You Don't Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker; SheDaisy, Fortuneteller's Melody; Joe Satriani, Super Colossal
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Good Night, and Good Luck; A History of Violence; The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio; I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete First Season; The Simple Life 3: Interns
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