I can't believe A & E is going to pay a king's ransom-- $2.5 million per episode-- to broadcast The Sopranos. I think David Chase, the series creator, producer and writer, is making a mistake by selling the show to A & E, who will cheat the viewers out of watching one of the finer dramas on the small screen.
Viewers will get a heavily edited, FCC-friendly version of The Sopranos. Each episode will be scrubbed for profanity, excessive violence and sexual content; not to mention truncated to for commercials. In my opinion, this will make an honest show dishonest.
The least A & E can do is notify its viewers that The Sopranos they'll be watching is nothing like The Sopranos that originally aired on HBO.