Cameron Crowe To Do TV Comedy

This would have to be truly awful not to get a series order. CameronCroweJJ Abrams’ Bad Robot is on the verge of announcing production of a Pay TV pilot for a Showtime series created by Cameron Crowe and run by Winnie Holzman. It’s an ensemble comedy set during a U.S. rock tour and tentatively titled Roadies. Crowe will direct the pilot before the end of the year. It is his first foray into television. This Christmas, the writer-director-Oscar winner’s romantic comedy film starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Murray will be released by Sony.

  13 comments on “Cameron Crowe To Do TV Comedy

  1. Nikki, On your first post launching this new site you commented about DH and other sites posting press release-like stories. (Which is 100% accurate.) But in fairness, this reads exactly the same. There’s not even mention of the upcoming movie’s title.

  2. Almost makes me want to go back to some kind of satellite / cable TV to be able to watch this immediately…almost. Tempting as it is though, I am so tired of the gigantic jacking around by DirecTV / DISH / other cable outlets that I can wait til this one hits Netflix or Amazon Prime. It’s worth it to me to pay just for what I want & not be screwed around with by Big Media anymore. I find I like being my own director of programming. But hurrah for Cameron Crowe.

  3. I always thought Ian Faith the Spinal Tap manager could have been the main character of another movie about his workings with the roadies and vendors. "FUCK THE NAPKIN!"

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  5. This is an interesting idea. Have there been many previous episodic comedies that changed locations/sets every week the way a roadie series would? (Or maybe most of this show will be set in a big bus…) I’d think that changing looks every episode to reflect different road locations might get pricey if they aren’t careful. (also, Welcome Back!)

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