After being whacked in one of the final episodes of the beloved series The Sopranos, alum Steve Schirripa is famished, and he’s doing something about it. He’s launched his own TV show, Steve Schirripa’s Hungry, a new Italian-themed cooking series, for the free on-demand network, Lifeskool TV.
Steve celebrated the launch of his show at famed New York City Italian restaurant Il Cortile last night. “The show is about Italian American culture and cooking. I went to different chefs, some famous, some not famous, and they basically paid me to eat, which I would have done for free,” he told me during the family-style culinary feast.
All of Steve’s closest friends were in tow, including his castmates from the hit HBO series. “Everybody comes out, James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Dominic Chianese. They come out to support me, they’re close friends. Lorraine Bracco is here. It’s great,” he said proudly. Despite the cast reunion, that highly anticipated Sopranos movie is still just a fantasy. “No, there’s no movie, no movie. We’re eating,” Steve declared. And his favorite Italian dish? “The meatballs are my favorite. I’m a meatball guy.”
Indeed, they were delicious.
Steve Schirripa’s Hungry debuts Thursday, Dec. 6 on Lifeskool TV.