Emmys Kick Dirt On The Television Theme Song's Grave

Thanks to TV networks doing away with their shows’ opening-credit theme songs in order to cram in as many ads as possible, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced that the Emmys would be retiring the award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, effective next year. The award was won last year by John Williams’ new theme to Great Performances and has somehow not even nominated any of Mike Post’s contributions to the Law & Order franchise during the award’s 21-year existence. The award is being replaced by something honoring “music composition for a non-fiction program,” which will most likely result in a lot more awkwardly wacky songwriting competitions during the course of shows like The Biggest Loser and the 85,549 reality shows Vh1 is programming this year.