The BEST Episodes of Roadies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2020

Network: Showtime

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 puts the spotlight on 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.

The Load Out

#1 - The Load Out

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 28, 2016

A memorial for a rock and roll legend at the LA Forum brings together a star-studded lineup, while the crew faces an uncertain future. Season Finale!

star 8.31
348 votes
Directors: Cameron Crowe
Writers: Cameron Crowe
The Corporate Gig

#2 - The Corporate Gig

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2016

The Staton-House Band's first-ever corporate gig sets the crew loose at a beachfront resort in San Diego, where several relationships take unexpected turns.

star 7.74
379 votes
Directors: Jon Kasdan
Writers: Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman
The All-Night Bus Ride

#3 - The All-Night Bus Ride

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2016

On an all-night bus ride, Phil regales the crew with a story from his past, while Reg arrives at a shocking conclusion about the future of the tour.

star 7.63
380 votes
Directors: Sam Jones
Writers: Cameron Crowe
Carpet Season

#4 - Carpet Season

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2016

Bill, Reg and Phil set off on a quest to find Christopher's stolen iPad. Meanwhile, a famously idiosyncratic rock photographer arrives to shoot the band and causes chaos backstage.

star 7.51
376 votes
Writers: David J. Rosen
Life Is a Carnival

#5 - Life Is a Carnival

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 26, 2016

The lives of a makeshift family of roadies are about to change with the sudden arrival of Reg Whitehead, a slick British financial advisor hired to overhaul the tour's finances.

star 7.46
783 votes
Directors: Cameron Crowe
Writers: Cameron Crowe
Friends and Family

#6 - Friends and Family

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

Needy friends and family descend upon the crew when the band makes a stop in their hometown of Denver. Meanwhile, Christopher House's ex-girlfriend, Janine, appears and must be kept away from him at all costs.

star 7.44
429 votes
Writers: David J. Rosen
The Bryce Newman Letter

#7 - The Bryce Newman Letter

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2016

Notorious music blogger Bryce Newman (Rainn Wilson) sets his sights on the band, penning a post that eviscerates them as dull and irrelevant. When Reg invites him to the band's next show to smooth things over, the crew takes matters into their own hands. Rock legend Lindsay Buckingham appears as himself.

star 7.42
506 votes
Directors: Cameron Crowe
Writers: Cameron Crowe
Longest Days

#8 - Longest Days

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 31, 2016

Janine shakes things up with the band and crew; Wes treats Winston to a guitar lesson from a rock legend.

star 7.42
411 votes
Directors: Jonathan Kasdan
Writers: Cameron Crowe, Tom Kapinos
The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken

#9 - The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

The crew finds themselves the victims of a mythical rock and roll curse, and spends their day off completing odd and very specific tasks needed to break it. Meanwhile, Bill and Shelli search for the band's hard-living bassist.

star 7.28
432 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Hannah Friedman
What Would Phil Do?

#10 - What Would Phil Do?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 3, 2016

An array of crises land on Bill after the band has a disastrous show.

star 7.28
611 votes
Directors: Cameron Crowe
Writers: Winnie Holzman