Primetime music guide: who writes the songs

Empty

Broadcast Networks

ABC

According to Jim
Jim Belushi and Glen Clark,
theme and weekly composers

America's Funniest
Home Videos
Dan Slider, theme and weekly composer

Big Day
David Schwartz, weekly composer

Boston Legal
Danny Lux, theme and weekly composer

Brothers & Sisters
Blake Neely, weekly composer

Carpoolers
David Schwartz, weekly composer

Desperate Housewives
Danny Elfman, theme composer
Steve Jablonsky, weekly composer

Eli Stone
Blake Neely, weekly composer

George Lopez
War, theme composer
Nicholas "Aqua" McCarrell,
weekly composer

Grey's Anatomy
Psapp, theme composer
Danny Lux, weekly composer

Help Me Help You
Anna Waronker and Roddy Bottum, weekly composers

The Knights of Prosperity
Paul Schaffer, Rob Burnett and
Jon Beckerman, theme composers
Chris Hajian, weekly composer

Kyle XY
Mike Suby, theme and weekly composer

Lost
Michael Giacchino, theme and weekly composer

Men in Trees
Peter Himmelman, weekly composer

The Nine
Steve Bramson, weekly composer

Notes from the Underbelly
Blake Neely, weekly composer

October Road
Josh Kramon, weekly composer

private practice
Chad Fischer, weekly composer

Samantha WHO?
Jan Stevens, weekly composer

Six Degrees
Michael Giacchino, weekly composer

Ugly Betty
Jeff Beal, theme and weekly composer

What About Brian
The Low Stars, theme composer

Blake Neely, James Dooley and Bennett Salvay, weekly composers


CBS

Cane
David Lawrence, weekly composer

Cold Case
E.S. Posthumus, theme composer
Michael A. Levine, weekly composer
Jenee DeAngelis, music supervisor
Malissa Ferguson, music editor

Criminal Minds
Mark Mancina, Steffan Fantini
and Scott Gordon, theme and weekly composers

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pete Townshend, theme composer
John Keane, weekly composer
Jason Alexander, music supervisor

CSI: Miami
Pete Townshend, theme composer
Kevin Kiner and Jeff Cardoni, weekly composers
P.J. Bloom, music supervisor

CSI: New York
Pete Townshend, theme composer
Bill Brown, weekly composer
Jason Alexander, music supervisor
Game Show in My Head
Doug DeAngelis, composer

Ghost Whisperer
Mark Snow, theme and weekly composer

How I Met Your Mother
Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, theme composers
John Swihart, weekly composer
Kevin Edelman, music supervisor

Jericho
David Lawrence, theme and weekly composer

Kid Nation
Ah 2 Inc., theme and weekly composer

NCIS
Neil Martin, Mathew Hawkins and Henri Jackson, theme composers
Brian Kirk, weekly composer

The New Adventures of Old Christine
Matter Music, theme and weekly composer

Numbers
Charlie Clouser, theme and weekly composer
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor

Shark
Sean Callery, weekly composer
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor

Survivor
Russ Landau, theme composer
Russ Landau and David Vanacore, weekly composers

Two and a Half Men
Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn and Grant Geissman, theme composers
Dennis Brown and Grant Geissman, weekly composers

The Unit
Rob Duncan, weekly composer
Evyan Klean and Ray Espinola Jr., music supervisors

Without a Trace
Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, theme composers
Peter Manning Robinson, weekly composer
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor
Dan Raziel, music editor

The CW

America's Next Top Model
Les Pierce and David Thomas, theme composers
Matt Kierscht, music supervisor

Beauty and the Geek
The Pet Shop Boys, theme composer

CW Now
Norman Arnold, music supervisor

Everybody Hates Chris
Marcus Miller, theme and weekly composer

Friday Night Smackdown
Jim Johnston, theme and weekly composer
Darryl Harvey, music supervisor

The Game
Kurt Farquhar, theme composer

Girlfriends
Camara Kambon, theme composer

Gossip Girl
The Transcenders, theme composers
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor

One Tree Hill
Gavin DeGraw, theme composer
John Nordstrom, weekly composer
Lindsay Wolfington,music supervisor

Smallville
Remy Zero, theme composer
Mark Snow, weekly composer
Madonna Wade-Reed, music supervisor
Chris McGeary, music editor
Greg Sweeney, music coordinator

Supernatural
Christopher Lennertz,
theme composer
Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska, weekly composers
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor

Reaper
David Schwartz, weekly composer


FOX

American Dad
Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker,
Matt Weitzman and Walter Murphy, theme composers
Walter Murphy and Ron Jones, weekly composers

Anchorwoman
Kevin Bassinson, theme composer

Bones
Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland), theme composers
Peter Himmelman, weekly composer
Billy Gotlieb, music supervisor

Family Guy
Seth MacFarlane, Walter Murphy and David Zuckerman,
theme composers
Walter Murphy and Ron Jones, weekly composers

The 1/2 Hour News Hour
Sean Callery, theme composer

Happy Hour
Scott Clausen and Christopher Lee, weekly composers

House
Massive Attack, theme composers
Jon Ehrilch, weekly composer

Justice
Trevor Morris, weekly composer

King of the Hill
The Refreshments, theme composers
Roger Neill, John O'Connor and Greg Edmonson, weekly composers

K-Ville
Phil Giffin, theme and weekly composer
Kevin Edelman, music supervisor

The Loop
James Kochalka and the Zambonis, theme composers
Brad Segal, weekly composer
Frankie Pine, music supervisor

New Amsterdam
Vicki Hiatt, music supervisor

Prison Break
Ramin Djawadi, theme and weekly composer
Michelle Silverman, music supervisor

The Simple Life
Mike Suby, weekly composer

The Simpsons
Danny Elfman, theme composer
Alf Clausen, weekly composer

Standoff
The Angel, weekly composer
Michelle Silverman, music supervisor

Talk Show with Spike Feresten G. Love, theme composer
Garrett Dutton, weekly composer
Blair Reinhardt, music supervisor

'Til Death
Bruce Miller and Jason T. Miller, weekly composers

24
Sean Callery, theme and weekly composer

NBC

The Apprentice
The O-Jays, theme composers
Jeff Lippencott, David Vanacore and Mark T. Williams, weekly composers

The Biggest Loser
Heather Small and Peter John Vetesse, theme composers
Jeff Lippencott, Phil Symonds and Mark T. Williams, weekly composers
Nicole de la Torriente, music supervisor

Chuck
Tim Jones, weekly composer

Dateline NBC
Michael Karp and Charles Moore, theme composer

ER
James Newton Howard, theme composer
Marty Davich and Christopher Neal Nelson, weekly composers
Ann Kline, music supervisor

Friday Night Lights
W.G. "Snuffy" Walden and Bennett Salvay, weekly composers

Heroes
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, weekly composers

Journeymen
Steve Bramson, theme and weekly composer
Billy Gottlieb, music supervisor

Las Vegas
Billy Strange and Mac Davis, theme composers
Charlie Clauser, weekly composer
Jennifer Pyken, music supervisor

Law & Order
Mike Post, theme and weekly composer

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Mike Post, theme and weekly composer

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mike Post, theme and weekly composer

Life
Jon Erlich and Jason Derlatka, weekly composers

Medium
Mychael Danna, theme composer
Sean Callery, weekly composer

My Name is Earl
Jeff Silbar and Dillon O'Brien, theme composers
Danny Lux and Mark Legget, weekly composers
Kevin Edelman, music supervisor

Scrubs
Chad Fischer, Chris Link and
Tim Bright, theme composers
Jan Stevens, weekly composer

30 Rock
Jeff Richmond, theme and weekly composer

Twenty Good Years
Emoto Music, weekly composer


Cable Networks

FX Network

Damages
Jimmy Levin, composer
Mark Wike, music supervisor

Dirt
Rick Ziegler, theme and weekly composer

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Heinz Kliessling, theme composer
Ray Espinola Jr., music supervisor

Nip/Tuck
Neophonic Inc., Evyen Klean, P.J. Bloom and Ray Espinola Jr., music supervisors

Rescue Me
The Von Bondies, theme composer
Chris Tyng, weekly composer
Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor

The Riches
Harry Gregson-Williams, theme composer

The Shield
Neophonic Inc., Evyen Klean, Ray Espinola Jr. and P.J. Bloom, music supervisors

HBO

Big Love
The Beach Boys, theme composers
David Byrne, weekly composer
Deva Anderson, Music Supervisor

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Luciano Michelini, theme composer

Entourage
Jane's Addiction, theme composers
Jason Alexander, music supervisor
Skye Lewin, music editor

Flight of the Conchords
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, theme composers
Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, weekly composers
Kevin Edelman, music supervisor

John from Cincinnati
Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, theme and weekly composers
Mickey Petralia, music supervisor

Real Time with Bill Maher
Chris "Kid" Reid, Louis Brown and Scott Parker, theme composers

The Wire
Tom Waits, theme composer
Blake Leyh, music supervisor

Lifetime

Army Wives
Steffan Fantini, Marc Fantini and Scott Gordon, theme and weekly composers
Frankie Pine, music supervisor

Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Wentworth Renford Morris and David Allen Young, theme and weekly composers
Greg Debonne, music supervisor

Side Order of Life
James Raymond, theme and weekly composer

State of Mind
Ani DiFranco, theme composer
Mason Daring, weekly composer
P.J. Bloom, music supervisor

Sci Fi Channel

Battlestar Galactica
Bear McCreary, theme and weekly composer

Eureka
Mark Mothersbaugh, theme composer
Bear McCreary, weekly composer

Ghost Hunters
David Vanacore, theme and weekly composer

Stargate Atlantis
Joel Goldsmith, theme and weekly composer

Stargate SG-1
Joel Goldsmith, theme and weekly composer

Who Wants to be a Superhero?
Scooter Pietsch, theme and weekly composer


Showtime

Californication
Tyler Bates and Tree Adams, theme and weekly composers
Budd Carr & Nora Felder, music supervisors

Brotherhood
The Constantines, theme composers
Kathy Dayak, music supervisor

Dexter
Rolfe Kent, theme composer
Daniel Licht, weekly composer
Gary Calamar, music supervisor

The L Word
BETTY, theme composers
ezgirl, weekly composer
Howard Paar, music supervisor
Alyson Palmer, music consultant
Warren Brown, music editor

Weeds
Malvina Reynolds, theme composer
Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, weekly composers
Gary Calamar, music supervisor

TBS

Tyler Perry's House of Payne
Elvin Ross, theme and weekly composer

The Bill Engvall Show
Jonathan Flood, theme and weekly composer

My Boys
Ed Alton, theme and weekly composer

TNT

The Closer
Jimmy Levine, theme and weekly composer

Heartland
W.G. "Snuffy" Walden,theme composer
W.G. "Snuffy" Walden and Peter Himmelman, weekly composers

Saving Grace
Everlast, theme composer
Susan Marder, weekly composer

The Company
Jeff Beal, theme and weekly composer
John McCullough, music supervisor

USA Network

The 4400
Stephen Phillips & Tim Paruszkiewicz (Bosshouse), theme composers
John Van Tongeren & Claude Foisy, weekly composers
Elliot Lurie, music supervisor

Burn Notice
John Dickson, theme and weekly composer

The Dead Zone
Blues Saraceno, theme composer
Patrick Caird and Shawn Pierce, weekly composers
Russell Ziecker and Lionsgate Music, music supervisors

Monk
Randy Newman, theme composer
Jeff Beal, music supervisor and weekly composer

Psych
Steve Franks, theme composer
Adam Cohen and John Robert Wood, weekly composers
Kerri Kirchheimer-Drootin, music supervisor    
comments powered by Disqus