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Roadies (TV series)

Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Cameron Crowe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s)
  • Iain Paterson
  • Peter Schindler
  • Kelly Curtis
  • Tamara Isaac
  • Joe Hutshing
  • Jon Dudkowski
  • David Bilow
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Showtime
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 26 – August 28, 2016
External links

Roadies is an American comedy-drama television series created by Cameron Crowe. A ten-episode first season premiered on Showtime on June 26, 2016. The pilot episode was written and directed by Crowe.

On September 16, 2016, Showtime cancelled the series after one season.

The soundtrack consists of indie music songs, featuring on screen performances and cameo interactions by: The Head and the Heart, Reignwolf, Lindsey Buckingham, Lucius, Halsey, Jim James, Phantogram, John Mellencamp, Eddie Vedder, Robyn Hitchcock, Jackson Browne, Greg Leisz, Gary Clark Jr. and Nicole Atkins.

On Metacritic, season one of Roadies holds a score of 47, indicating "mixed or average reviews" based on 30 critics.

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 36% of critics gave the first season a positive review, saying "Roadies' condescending tone, boring and underdeveloped characters, and lack of dramatic intrigue lead to a failure to rock."

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Life is a Carnival" Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe June 13, 2016 (2016-06-13) (online)
June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26) (Showtime)
2 "What Would Phil Do?" Cameron Crowe Winnie Holzman June 27, 2016 (2016-06-27) (online)
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) (Showtime)
3 "The Bryce Newman Letter" Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10) 0.329
4 "The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken" Jeffrey Reiner Hannah Friedman July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17) 0.262
5 "Friends and Family" Allison Liddi-Brown David J. Rosen July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24) 0.291
6 "Longest Days" Jonathan Kasdan Cameron Crowe & Tom Kapinos July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31) 0.242
7 "Carpet Season" Julie Anne Robinson David J. Rosen August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07) 0.310
8 "The All Night Bus Ride" Sam Jones Cameron Crowe August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14) 0.286
9 "The Corporate Gig" Jon Kasdan Cameron Crowe & Winnie Holzman August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21) 0.345
10 "The Load Out" Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe & Winnie Holzman August 28, 2016 (2016-08-28) 0.308

  • Iain Paterson
  • Peter Schindler
  • Kelly Curtis
  • Tamara Isaac
  • Joe Hutshing
  • Jon Dudkowski
  • David Bilow
  • as Tom Staton, lead singer of The Staton-House Band
  • Tanc Sade as Christopher House, guitarist and songwriter of The Staton-House Band
  • Christopher Backus as Rick, bass player of The Staton-House Band
  • as Natalie Shayne, groupie who becomes Rick's girlfriend
  • Luis Guzmán as Gooch the crew tour bus driver.
  • Ethan Michael Mora as Winston, son of Tom Staton, lead singer of The Staton-House Band
  • Joy Williams as Janine Beckwith, former girlfriend of Christopher and subject of the song "Janine"
  • David Spade as himself, star of recurring show-within-the-show Dead Sex ("the only way to stay alive, once exposed, is to have sex every nine days"), also MC for the band in episode "Corporate Gig"


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