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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked
Amidst the chorus of people saying that TV is better than it’s ever been, you’ll always find one person lamenting the decline of the theme song. While it’s true that the days of minutes-long intros with original songs and catchy melodies might be in the past, there’s no denying that shows are still finding memorable (and in a few cases, iconic) ways to open each episode.

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With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. Some of these are snippets from existing songs, others are new instrumentals that have quickly taken on meaning well beyond the shows they’re attached to. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive.
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Disney Junior Saddles Up With Sheriff Callie's Wild West

There's rootin' and there's tootin' but definitely no shootin'! On Monday, Jan. 20, Disney Junior will premiere its newest animated series, Sheriff Callie's Wild West (5/4c), with the voice of Mandy Moore as Callie, a calico cat who keeps peace in the tumbleweed town of Nice and Friendly Corners. Aimed at kids 2 to 7, the program comes from Denis Morella, George Evelyn and Holly Huckins, the creative team behind Disney's Higglytown Heroes. And they leave no stone — or western convention — unturned....

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Jennifer Stone Has Nothing To Fear

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Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place") will star in the horror-thriller Nothing to Fear. She'll play an edgy and impetuous teen whose family moves to a small town for a better life, which doesn't wind up happening due to a emotionally twitchy priest (Clancy Brown - the voice of Mr. Krabs in "Spongebob Squarepants.") James Tupper (Mr. Popper's Penguins, "Revenge") and Anne Heche ("Higglytown Heroes") play the girl's parents; in real life, they are a couple and parents of to a 3-year old.  Ethan Peck ("10 Things I Hate About You") and Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) also star. Storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III will make his feature directorial debut. Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is producing through his Slasher films; I guess with a name like Slash, you've got to make horror films. Anchor Bay Films is distributing the indie.

Source: Variety
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Nickelodeon Greenlights Fourth Season for Yo Gabba Gabba!

Nickelodeon Greenlights Fourth Season Of Yo Gabba Gabba!

The Magic Store And W!Ldbrain Entertainment Re-team To Produce 13 New Episodes Of The Critically Acclaimed Series

Production to Commence this Summer

From the Press Release:

New York – (March 11, 2011) - Nickelodeon has picked up 13 new half-hour episodes of the critically acclaimed live-action preschool series, Yo Gabba Gabba! W!Ldbrain Entertainment, the award-winning entertainment company and one of the world’s foremost producers of animation will re-team with Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz of The Magic Store to produce a fourth season of the critically acclaimed series for Nickelodeon. Production will commence this summer in Los Angeles.

Season four will feature an exciting new roster of musical talent and celebrities for the “Super Music Friends Show” and “Dancey Dance” segments. DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters will reprise their roles, along with Biz Markie (Biz’s
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Edie McClurg

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Edie McClurg
For more than 30 years, Edie McClurg has been an industry staple who has woven herself into our cultural lexicon with her work as an actress, improvisational comedian, writer, radio operations manager and teacher.

She currently co-stars as Helen on HBO's animated series "The Life and Times of Tim." She also voices Fran the Squirrel on children's series "Higglytown Heroes," Mom on the Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks" and Pinnacle Foods Group's iconic talking syrup bottle Mrs. Butterworth. She also is known for her roles in some of John Hughes' most popular films, including Grace the Secretary in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the car rental clerk in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." She played moms in both Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" and Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It." Some of her more noteworthy TV roles include her stint as Mrs. Herb Tarlek on "Wkrp in Cincinnati" and the unforgettable Mrs.
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Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg
For over 30 years, Edie McClurg has been an industry staple who has woven herself into our cultural lexicon with her work as an actress, improvisational comedian, writer, radio operations manager and teacher.

She currently co-stars as Helen on HBO’s critically-acclaimed animated series “The Life And Times of Tim." Her voice talent is also currently featured on the popular children’s series “Higglytown Heroes,” where she plays Fran the Squirrel; Disney Channel’s “Fish Hooks” as Mom; and as Pinnacle Foods Group’s iconic talking syrup bottle Mrs. Butterworth.

Best known for her work on the big screen, Edie is best known for her various roles in some of John Hughes’ most popular films including Grace the Secretary in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”; the car rental clerk in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”; and “She’s Having A Baby.” She she also co-starred as Mallory’s Mom in “Natural Born Killers
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