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Showtime Cancels Roadies
By Allison Moore

Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2016) -- Showtime has canceled the comedy/drama, Roadies, after just one season, reports the New York Times.

The show, which was created by director Cameron Crowe, focused on a motley crew of men and women who work for a mythical superband. Crowe, a former Rolling Stone music writer, also directed Almost Famous, a semi-autobiographical account of a young writer who covers the 1970s rock scene.

While Crowe's musical credentials are without rival, the show was largely panned by critics and it debuted to just 500,000 viewers, according to the Times. The now-series finale, which aired August 28, also generated roughly a half million viewers.

The New York Times notes that Roadies' cancellation was the second high-profile music-themed show to get the ax in recent weeks. HBO canceled Vinyl after one season despite a production/creative team that included Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

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