Showtime greenlights Cameron Crowe rock pilot, 'Roadies'

cameron-crowe-roadies-showtime-pilot.jpg"Almost Famous" writer and director, Cameron Crowe is taking his rock genius to the small screen in his new comedy "Roadies" for Showtime.

The cable network has given a pilot order to the ensemble hour comedy set on a U.S. rock tour, however, instead of the band being the center of attention--it is the roadies who get the spotlight in this story.

"Roadies" is described as an "inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for the music and the de facto family they've formed along the way."

Crowe penned and is set to direct the pilot and "My So-Called Life" creator Winnie Holzman will serve as showrunner for the project backed in part by J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot.

Crowe says in a release he is happy the pilot is finally getting made,"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."

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