This program was aired on HBO since March 2001 for about three months. This show had successive seasons and the third season covered thirteen episodes running for about fifty-five minutes each. David Chase created this drama series. This show had approximately 7.4 million viewers regardless of age and gender. This show has a variety of genres including mystery, action thriller and investigative. The story was written by David Chase, Todd A. Kessler, Mitchell Burgess, Terence Winter, Robin Green and Salvatore J. Stabile. Allen Coulter, Henry J. Bronchtein, John Patterson, Tim Van Patten, Jack Bender, Dan Attias and
Steve Buscemi directed the television series starring James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Eddie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Robert Iler, Tony Sirico, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea De Matteo, Nancy Marchand, Aida Turturro, Federico Castelluccio, Steven R. Schirripa, John Ventimiglia, Robert Funaro, Joe Panoliano and Katherine Narducci.
The third season for nominated for various awards including the 53rd Emmy Awards, 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards, 59th Golden Globe Awards, 6th Golden Satellite Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards and 17th TCA Awards. The plot revolves around Tony Soprano and his children. Tony and Big Pussy Bonpensiero are the informants of the FBI. Bonpensiero is dead and the cases against Tony remain pending without prosecution.
Tony and his children are under surveillance. Lipari recalls about Tony’s secret meeting with his associates in the basement. Frank Cubitoso gets the court order to unveil the Soprano home case. The FBI agents find the home unattended on Tuesdays and they plan to break-in. They are much surprised to find the microphone in the form of a reading lamp. They decide to make the replica of the lamp and to plant it during their next visit. Their plans are spoiled as the plumbing fails and the basement is flooded.
Carmela and Tony rushed to the basement to collect the relics. Meadow and Caitlin Rucker are room-mates and she learns to adjust in her new university. Adriana La Cerva and Carmela take tennis classes together. Tony is concerned about the war as it involves the Barone Sanitation. Tony is suspected by Patty. Tony is found to suffer from panic attacks. Tony is upset about his daughter’s decision to marry Noah Tannenbaum. Tony pleads Livia, to keep her away from talking to the FBI agents. The rest of the story deals with Tony’s extra-marital affair with Gloria.