Showtime has pulled the plug on a series on the heels of the show’s wrapping up its first season on the pay-cable network. Deadline.com reports that the network opted not to renew “Roadies,” an hourlong comedy from Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman.
“The show, set behind the scenes of a touring band, received lukewarm response from critics and viewers,” Deadline notes. “The cancellation decision comes on the heels of ‘Roadies’ ending its 10-episode freshman run on August 28.”
Crowe wrote about the cancellation on his blog, writing: “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.”
The show starred Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots.