Tubi’s ‘Newbies’

(Above: Carla Gugino, Luke Wilson in ‘Roadies.’ Photo: Katie Yu/Showtime. Source: IMDb)

Four short-lived TV series — Roadies, Undercovers, Powerless and One Big Happy — will encore on free streamer Tubi this Friday, March 15.

Cameron Crowe’s Roadies follows the often-humorous stories of the backstage workers behind an arena rock band. Luke Wilson stars as the tour manager, with Carla Gugino as the tour’s production manager and Imogen Poots as a new road crew member. Showtime cancelled Roadies after its 10-episode first season in 2016.

JJ Abrams’ Undercovers stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a retired husband-and-wife spy team turned caterers who are recruited back into the CIA. Two of the 13 episodes did not air during the show’s original 2010 run on NBC

Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens and Danny Pudi in a sci-fi comedy set in the DC Universe. Three of the 12 episodes did not air during the show’s original 2017 run on NBC.

One Big Happy, produced by Ellen DeGeneris, stars Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano in a sitcom about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together. Six episodes ran on NBC in 2015.

All four series come from Warner Bros. Television.

Tubi, whose titles are free because they include ads, can be accessed at tubitv.com, and on iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Sony, PlayStation 4, Samsungand other devices.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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