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Actors Make Deals for Last Episodes of 'Sopranos'

"The Sopranos" co-stars Michael Imperioli and Vincent Curatola have closed deals to appear in the final eight episodes of HBO's mob drama.

Following HBO's decision in the summer to extend the final sixth season of "Sopranos" to 20 episodes -- 12 to air this year and eight in 2007 -- the cast of the Emmy-winning series began negotiations for the final batch of episodes. Stars James Gandolfini and Edie Falco were the first to close new deals. Meanwhile, other key players, including Tony Sirico and Steve Van Zandt, are still in discussions.

Imperioli won an Emmy for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on "Sopranos." In his breaks from the show, he has been moonlighting on another crime drama, NBC's "Law & Order," with a series of guest-starring appearances. Imperioli is repped by UTA and manager Tina Thor.

Curatola plays New York boss Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni on "Sopranos." The actor, whose series credits also include arcs on NBC's "Third Watch" and "Law & Order," is repped by APA and manager Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.

-- Nellie Andreeva

Nellie Andreeva writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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