Not too long ago, there was thread discussing the prospects for reruns of The Sopranos' second season on HBO. According to a piece in today's Wall Street Journal, HBO will begin rebroadcasting the first three seasons on Sundays from 8-9pm Eastern time, beginning on August 12 and continuing for 39 weeks. Other salient news (some of it reported in the New York Times yesterday and today): David Chase has signed on for a possible fifth season, if HBO decides they want to have one. Season 4 will go into production in October. The earliest that HBO will broadcast it will be June 2002, but it may be held until as late as September 2002. The following point relates to a Season 3 episode: Spoiler: Chase never planned on a reappearance of the Russian veteran who escaped from Paulie and Chris in the snowy woods, and he was surprised to learn that fans considered this a loose thread. He viewed the episode as a standalone event. Other plot comments by Chase here. M.