Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' Canceled by Showtime
This is the day the music died on "Roadies." Showtime has canceled the Cameron Crowe drama after just one season.
"Roadies" was Crowe's first foray into television, and J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman (the creator of "My So-Called Life") served as fellow executive producers. The show followed the behind-the-scenes crew on a tour of a fictional rock band. Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots starred as the three main roadies.
The season ended Aug. 28 with 500,000 viewers (including three days post-broadcast). That's in line with the rest of the season's ratings — but however loyal the viewers, there just weren't enough of them.
As Crowe wrote on his blog, "Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete 10-hour tale of music and love. Like a song that slips under your skin, or a lyric that keeps speaking to you, we hope the spell of 'Roadies' lingers. It was life-changing experience for all of us."
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