Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' Canceled After Single Season On Showtime
September 16, 2016 at 1:25 PM (PT)
CAMERON CROWE's much-ballyhooed "Roadies," has been canceled after one season by SHOWTIME. This follows HBO's cancellation of the similarly music-themed "Vinyl" after initially renewing it for a second season. The music drama had an impressive pedigree, with J.J. ABRANS and WINNIE HOLZMAN aboard as executive producers in addition to CROWE.
Produced by WARNER BROS. TV, the series boasted a cast which included LUKE WILSON, CARLA GUGINO and IMOGEN POOTS.
The show ended its 10-episode run AUGUST 28th with 500,000 total viewers, counting three days of delayed viewing, which remained consistant from its JUNE 26th premiere.
"Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete 10-hour tale of music and love," CROWE wrote in a blog post, adding his hope was "to reunite with much of the cast and creators in another project soon." "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."
The series launched to mixed reviews.
FX also recently pulled the plug on its rock-themed DENIS LEARY comedy, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," after disappointing ratings for its second season.