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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.