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Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holtzman bring 'Roadies' pilot to Showtime
Showtime has ordered the comedy pilot "Roadies" from one of the more impressive creative all-star teams in recent years.
The behind-the-scenes look at a successful rock tour through the eyes of the members of the road crew comes from writer Cameron Crowe, who will direct the one-hour pilot for what would be a half-hour series.
If "Roadies" is picked up to series, "My So-Called Life" creator Winnie Holtzman would serve as showrunner.
If that's not enough power, "Roadies" will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk for Bad Robot and Warner Brothers TV.
"I love that we’re finally doing 'Roadies,'" Crowe blurbs "J.J. and I have been talking about it for some time. We’re fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, or walking feverishly with eight phones on their belt. Those quietly devoted people live huge lives, they’re often the real keepers of the flame. So happy to also be telling these stories with Showtime, and also with one of my very favorite writer-producers ever, Winnie Holzman. Let’s get this show on the road!"