HBO's $100 million swords-and-sandals drama Rome
drew a respectable 3.8 million in its debut Sunday night. It marked the pay-cabler's best series premiere since March 2004, when Deadwood
bowed with 5.8 million viewers. Speaking of Deadwood
, actor Brian Cox
has been cast as theater owner Jack Langrishe
, the town's first openly gay citizen. What's that? Oh, Calamity Jane
just corrected me: He's Deadwood's second
openly gay citizen. Sorry 'bout that, Jane.