In our review last month of Roadies, Showtime’s new Cameron Crowe show following the work and lives of an arena tour crew featuring Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino, writer Al Shipley wondered if the show would get a shot at a season two after a low rated first. “I find myself hoping Roadies gets a chance to continue, and improve,” he wrote. But alas, it won’t. Between Vinyl, the Get Down, and Empire, it seems television might be a bit over-saturated with music shows at the moment. Here’s a statement from Roadies creator Cameron Crowe on the news:
“Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of Roadies. My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-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.
So much appreciation goes out to the sensational actors and crew who lived and breathed these stories and characters with their whole hearts. We became a family, our own music-loving troupe. Thanks also to the musicians who lived so comfortably in the world of acting. And thanks to all at Bad Robot, and Winnie Holzman, great collaborators all. Big thanks to our fans for watching and cheering us on. We’ll see you soon with a new project… and many of the same actors, I’m sure.”
The finale reached just over 500,000 viewers. R.I.P. Roadies. We hardly knew you.