12/16/1997 AT 12:00 AM EST
Good news for Sunday night TV watchers: HBO has renewed "The Sopranos" for two more years, the cable network announced Wednesday. Creator David Chase will also remain at the helm. (There had been talk he'd pass along the chore of executive producer.) On the award-winning series, James Gandolfini stars as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano. He and the others are staying, too.