But the show, starring Thomas Jay as a school teacher turned male prostitute, premiered Sunday without him.
"I shouldn't complain," Falcon told me. "I mean, I've struggled, but no more than anyone else in these tough times. It's just that I'm an actor, and I hate it when I get passed over for a role that's tailor-made for me."
At 38, this New Yorker is determined to make it in film as a writer, actor and director. Up to now, he's had uncreditted parts on The Sopranos, Sex and the City and a few other shows.
But his most heralded appearances have been in documentaries like HBO's Private Dicks: Men Exposed and World's Biggest Penis.