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Roadies is an American comedy-drama television series created by Cameron Crowe. The first season, consisting of ten episodes, premiered on Showtime on June 26, 2016. The pilot episode was written and directed by Crowe.
On September 16, 2016, Showtime announced that the series would not be renewed for a second season.
Luke Wilson as Bill Hanson, the tour manager of The Staton-House Band, a fictional arena-level group from Denver. A recovering alcoholic, Hanson has a reputation for dating much younger women.
Carla Gugino as Shelli Anderson, the tour's production manager. Though married, her relationship with Hanson is more than professional.
Imogen Poots as Kelly Ann Mason, a recently hired lighting rigger with the Staton-House road crew. She is torn between attending film school and staying on with the band.
Rafe Spall as Reg Whitehead, financial advisor from England; he is nicknamed "Double D" (D-bag Dawson) by the crew. He soon realizes, much to his horror, that he has been brought on board to break up the band.
Colson Baker as Wesley "Wes" Mason, a recently fired Pearl Jam roadie and twin brother of Kelly Ann; his sunny disposition and dependability soon earn him a spot with the Staton-House crew. Wes also serves as nanny to the troubled son of The Staton-House Band lead singer Tom Staton
Ron White as Phil, King of the Road. Fired by Whitehead, Phil soon returns to the Staton-House organization at the band's request.
Catero Alain Colbert as Tom Staton, lead singer of The Staton-House Band
Tanc Sade as Christopher House, guitarist and songwriter of The Staton-House Band. The relationship between him and vocalist Staton is strained, and the two barely speak to each other.
Jacqueline Byers as Natalie Shayne, a fanatical groupie banned from the band's performances. She eventually marries bassist Rick and helps him curb his heavy drinking.
Brian Benben as Preston, Staton-House Band manager. It is Preston who brings Reg Whitehead to America with the secret (even to Whitehead) plan of breaking up the band, as he surmises Tom Staton will be more profitable as a solo act.
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."