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.
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