While this may be rather-predictable news for many out there, that does not make it less sad: After just one season on the air, Showtime has decided to put “Roadies” out to pasture. The series from Cameron Crowe failed to establish a tremendous ratings footprint on the network, and for the most part the reviews also failed to make much of a tremendous impact. We wish there was more in the way of hope to hand out that another network could pick it up, but there doesn’t appear to be any.
After all, the statement below from executive producer Cameron Crowe seems to make it clear that the journey has reached its end:
“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. Here’s a little glimpse of the last night of filming. This is what every day felt like.”
While we admit that we didn’t necessarily watch a great deal of the show itself, this is one of the best statements we’ve ever seen about the show coming to an end. It’s powerful, and it makes it clear just how much love and appreciation was put into the series being made, and how much the cast and crew will miss it with it gone.
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