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Showtime Cancels ‘Roadies’

Musical Drama Ran for 10-Episodes

Showtime has opted against a second season of Cameron Crowe’s musical drama “Roadies,” which followed the behind-the-scenes crews that bring tours to life. The series, which starred Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots, concluded its 10-episode run with just over 500,000 viewers based on the Live+3 Day data from Nielsen on August 28.

Writer and director Crowe announced the cancellation in a post on his The Uncool site. “Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love,” Crowe wrote. “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.”

“Roadies” is now the third music-related television series to be axed in recent months following HBO’s “Vinyl” and FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.” “Nashville” was also canceled by ABC, but CMT has given it new life with a fifth season renewal.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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