This joyful news, stumbled across on Histriomastix: HBO's Rome will finally get a second season in January.
This is joyful because Tboy's Tivo has been impatiently looking for new episodes since last November, shortly after the camera pulled back from Ciarán Hinds' bloody corpse--and then cut to Lindsay Duncan, being all chilly and mean and smug.
Because really, after her seeing her Titania/Hippolyta in the RSC's Midsummer at the Kennedy Center back in 1996, Tboy will watch more or less anything with Lindsay Duncan in it. (He's even willing to forgive her Under the Tuscan Sun, because let's face it, her crazy-ass expat was by far the least bad thing about that piece of crap.)
Tboy had more or less given up on Rome, he confesses, though he supposes he might have checked the HBO web site, which has long promised a follow-up season. Of course Tboy doesn't generally put a lot of faith in such things until shooting starts. Apparently shooting started back in the summer, when Tboy wasn't paying much attention anymore.
Also: Heaven bless them, those wacky Canadians have apparently started selling the second-season Slings & Arrows DVDs here in the U.S.; they're finally, finally, finally available on Netflix. And you'll notice, over there in the right-hand column, that they've materialized at the top of Tboy's queue...