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Cameron Crowe‘s Roadies, which stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots and Rafe Spall is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. What’s more it’s coming to the streaming service very soon – Monday.
The show is executive produced by Crowe, J.J. Abrams and Winnie Holzman, and episodes 1 & 2 of the music-inspired comedy series will debut on Monday 4thJuly, with subsequent episodes launching weekly, only a day after they premiere in the Us, starting on Monday 11th July. Great news, right?
Roadies is a new comedy series that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background, and the roadies take the spotlight. This is an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music, and the improvised family they’ve formed along the way. »
- Paul Heath
In quick (and shamelessly Showtime-y) fashion, Roadies first introduces us to tour manager Bill (played by Luke Wilson) as he unwittingly beds a bigwig promoter’s (very) young daughter — which is par for the course for the divorcé, production manager Shelli (Carla Gugino) later points out. The premiere revolves around the Staton-House Band’s tour stop in New Orleans, where we next meet Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), an electrician on the cusp of »
[caption id="attachment_49865" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Roadies TV show season one image courtesy of Showtime.[/caption]
The Roadies TV series cast includes: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond, and Tanc Sade guest star.
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Set to Bronze Radio Return’s “Light Me Up,” the trailer — released on Friday — spotlights life on tour for the titular crew of an arena-rock band who lives for music and the family they’ve formed away from home. “This tour is like a Fellini film crossed with a ‘Monkees’ episode,” one roadie says.
Wilson plays the band tour manager who has a “unique” relationship with Gugino’s production manager.
The 10-episode, hourlong show is written and executive produced by Winnie Holzman, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Len Goldstein. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer. Crowe, who helmed 2000’s “Almost Famous,” created, wrote, executive produced and directed “Roadies,” which marks his first television series.
- Maane Khatchatourian
[caption id="attachment_48311" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ray Donovan TV show image via Showtime.[/caption]
Summertime is Showtime. The premium cable channel is teasing its upcoming summer slate. The fourth season of the Ray Donovan TV show, starring Liev Schreiber premieres Sunday, June 26th at 9:00 pm Et/Pt. The cast also include Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Devon Bagby.
Two new series are also premiering on Showtime on June 26. A political docu-series, The Circus comes from Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, of Game Change Fame. The Roadies TV show comes from Cameron Crowe, with Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams. The Roadies cast includes: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond, and Tanc Sade guest star. »
Forced to get their ducks in a row in anticipation of their sister’s big day, Efron and DeVine headline Jake Szymanski’s matrimonial comedy as two brothers in dire need of plus-ones. Casting the net far and wide, the bumbling duo even find themselves on the Wendy Williams Show advertising an open invitation to any single woman that has what it takes to impress both their mother and sister.
One desperate viral plea later and the pair are introduced to Alice and Tatiana – played here by Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, respectively – in hilarious fashion, and it’s only when the newfound couples jet off to Hawaii that Mike and Dave consider that they may »
- Michael Briers
Above, check out the new poster art for Showtime's upcoming Roadies TV series. The show peeks backstage into the lives of the rock world's unsung heroes, the roadies. A ensemble comedy series from Cameron Crowe, the first ten-episode season is currently in production, in California. The Roadies season one premiere airs Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt.
The cast of Roadies includes: Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond, and Tanc Sade guest star.
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Roadies is the new series, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, expected to air on Showtime in June. The show follows a group of roadies touring the United States with the huge rock group, The Staton-House Band and gives viewers a unique look at the music world through their eyes. As Deadline reports, Wilson will play the character of well known music journalist Bryce Newman, while Backus will take on the role of Rick, The Staton House Band’s bass player.
The below trailer gives a brief glimpse into the show, which promises Crowe’s trademark blended style of romance, comedy and drama that fans have come to love.
- William Fanelli
Showtime has released the official trailer for its highly-anticipated, new music series Roadies, the first television series written, created, directed and executive produced by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe. The one-hour ensemble comedy will premiere on Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on air, on demand and over the internet. Starring Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Roadies gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.
The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. This first look at Roadies features the song "Hard Sun »
The ensembler led by Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino revolves around the backstage lives of the road crew for an arena-rock band. Production on the first season’s 10-episode order is set to begin in Los Angeles next month.
The premiere of “Roadies” is expected to coincide with the fourth season of “Ray Donovan.” Showtime has yet to set the return date for “Donovan” but it is likely to use the Liev Schreiber starrer as a launching pad for “Roadies.”
The trailer released Friday was timed to coincide with Monday’s Grammy Awards telecast. »
- Variety Staff
Showtime is amping up anticipation for its forthcoming comedy Roadies.
The network on Friday announced that the music-infused project from Oscar-winning writer Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 10 pm. J.J. Abrams serves as an executive producer.
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Per the official logline, Luke Wilson (Enlightened) and Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) lead an ensemble effort about the “reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of ‘roadies’ who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.”
The cast also includes Imogen Poots, »
Undeterred by the critical panning of Dirty Grandpa, Zac Efron is poised to headline another familial comedy with Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, only this time he’ll be partnering with Adam Devine’s hapless sibling as opposed to Robert De Niro’s vulgar old, old man.
Arriving via The Late Late Show With James Corden, today’s first trailer for 20th Century Fox’s riotous feature introduces the two titular brothers, who cast the net in search of a plus-one for their sister’s upcoming Hawaiian wedding. The trouble is that Devine and Efron’s characters (Mike and Dave, respectively) are hopeless romantics, forcing them to think on their feet if they really are to bring along a date to the marriage ceremony.
But this is 2016, and rather that scouring the Internet for dating apps, Efron and Devine’s hapless duo decide to make a viral plea by »
- Michael Briers
12 items from 2016
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