I had such a great response to my post 12 TV Shows That Changed Their Themes that I’ve collected fourteen more examples of shows that scrapped one theme tune for an entirely different one.
The Bold Ones
Cagney & Lacey
I Dream of Jeannie
The Drew Carey Show
(changed the theme twice.. in seasons 4 & 5)
The New Dick Dyke Show
The Smith Family
8 thoughts on “14 More TV Shows That Changed Their Theme Songs”
I was expecting to see James at 15 / James at 16. I know you know that one.
You’re right! I forgot about that one.
Very cool, Lee. Although I’m surprised you didn’t include Starsky and Hutch. If memory serves, that show had at least three theme songs over the course of the series.
What about The Man From UNCLE?
It had the same theme, slightly reorchestrated, for its entire run.
Hunter went through several themes.
No, it didn’t. It was the same theme every season, slightly re-orchestrated. (I was on the show for one season, btw. It was living hell).
Season One : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc-Ccs9WNBM
Season Two : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XNt8YB24y0
Season Three : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg-iPyaqeoM
Season Four : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDElJimWFk
Season Five (the season I worked on): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KCCjjMXdTI
Season Six : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJPAp9bAVY8
Season Seven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJPAp9bAVY8
Season Eight (return of HUNTER) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xas-2RDdnPc
I’m surprised House MD made neither list. Though that can get complicated since I think the theme changes might have been region specific.
Enterprise changed its theme too, but if memory serves, it was the same basic song just more jazzed up. I preferred the original by far.