Reba McEntire and Jai Rodriguez
Music is just about everywhere on TV these days — except in most shows' opening credits. The glory days of the TV title song may be long gone, but a few new series are keeping the theme alive.
Most notably, ABC's comedy Malibu Country boasts a traditional opening tune. When it came time to put the show's title credits together, it made perfect sense to ask star Reba McEntire to choose the song. McEntire — who also performed the opening theme to her last sitcom, Reba ("I'm a Survivor") — came back with "Goodbye Looks Good on Me," written by Kellys Collins, Juliana Cole and Jeff Smith.
Here are the titles and talent behind some of this fall's new TV opening themes.
Zach Cregger, Anthony Anderson and Jesse Bradford
NBC is extending playtime on Wednesday nights. The network has ordered four more episodes of the freshman sitcom Guys with Kids, Deadline reports.
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Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia
Whitney returned Wednesday and it didn't do any better than its timeslot predecessor Animal Practice.
The NBC comedy's Season 2 premiere bowed to 4.3 million viewers and a 1.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, which matches its series ...
Jonny Lee Miller, Tracy Spiridakos, Stephen Amell
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It appears as though Halloween might have spooked off some viewers. Even Wednesday night stalwarts Modern Family and Criminal Minds saw decreased ratings.
Modern Family still took the night with a 4.1 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, down from 4.9 last week.
Animal Practice returned Wednesday night for the first time since NBC announced it was pulling the freshman series starting Nov. 14. Despite the impending cancellation, the Justin Kirk comedy earned 3.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, up one tenth from last week.
Tempestt Bledsoe, Ernie Hudson
Move over, Bill Cosby! Tempestt Bledsoe's got a new TV dad!
Whitney will return for its second season on Wednesday, Nov. 14, NBC announced Thursday. It will take over the timeslot previously held by freshman comedy Animal Practice.
Nashville's ratings went, uh, south Wednesday, slumping 29 percent from last week.
The ABC drama earned 6.7 million viewers and a 2.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, shedding almost three million viewers and eight-tenths from its already so-so premiere. Fellow new series Chicago Fire (5.9 million, 1.5) also took a big tumble, dropping more than 20 percent.
On the other hand, The CW's Arrow (3.5 million, 1.3) was steady and again beat NBC's ...
Nashville got off to a decent start Wednesday, but it was Arrow that really hit the ratings mark.
The CW superhero series drew 4 million viewers and a 1.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's most-watched series premiere since The Vampire Diaries' debut in 2009. Lead-out Supernatural (2.6 million, 1.0) saw a two-tenths bump.
Arrow also tied NBC's ailing comedy lineup, Animal Practice (3.9 million, 1.1) and Guys with Kids (4.2 million, 1.4), in total viewers in the 8 o'clock hour and in the 18-to-49 and 18-to-34 demos.
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Meanwhile, ABC's Nashville bowed to ...