In an effort to prevent viewers from hitting their remotes at the beginning of TV shows to see what else might be on, producers of new series have eliminated theme songs, the Associated Press observed today (Monday). "It's a rarity today," TV historian Tim Brooks told the wire service. "It's kind of like the Broadway musical producing his songs -- it just doesn't do that anymore." He estimated that only 10 percent of shows currently have traditional theme songs.
An album re-release, a new song and a documentary mark the singer's legacy this year.
The actor plays the titular hero in the forthcoming adaptation.