(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) Sirius Satellite Radio will launch The Wiseguy Show, a weekly three-hour celebration of Italian-American culture, on March 27. Actor Vincent Pastore, best known for his role as Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on the HBO-TV series The Sopranos, will host the program. The Wiseguy Show is the first program created for Sirius by Steve Van Zandt's Van Zandt's Renegade Productions.
Each week on The Wiseguy Show, Pastore will interview prominent guests from the Italian-American community. Pastore will also discuss current events, review movies, perform skits, give sex advice, and interact with Sirius listeners. Of course, no show about Italian-Americans would be complete without music from such notables as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Jerry Vale and other classic crooners, and they will be included in The Wiseguy Show.
Musician, actor and Sirius creative consultant "Little" Steven Van Zandt will serve as executive producer of The Wiseguy Show. Van Zandt portrays Silvio Dante on The Sopranos. Award-winning New York radio personality Joe "Supreme Cugine" Causi will produce the show.
The Wiseguy Show will air live exclusively on Sirius' commercial-free music stream Standard Time // 75 starting Saturday, March 27 at 4 pm ET. The program will be rebroadcast on the following day at 4 pm ET on SiriusTalk Central // 144. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen