The most common norm for live-action or animated series is a maximum of two or three opening
themes per season, and the ocassional special-event or Finale Credits
tune. When a show has a large number of OP/ED songs in a relatively short period of time, we're witnessing a Credits Jukebox. Mostly happens with anime
Can overlap with Evolving Credits
. Not related to Credits Medley
Live Action TV
- Game Shows:
- Sale Of The Century: The ending credits had a standard theme, plus, whenever a big win happened (such as a car or someone winning the entire lot of prizes), a special "victory" music.
- Wheel of Fortune: In the 2000s, in addition to the standard closing theme, on occasion one of at least two other songs were sometimes played.
- On the final program before Christmas (usually Dec. 24 or, sometimes, the last Friday before Dec. 25), daytime shows played a special Christmas song (often a secular one, such as "Sleigh Ride").
- Sesame Street: During the years where the "classic" theme (with harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans) was used during the ending credit roll, one of several variations were used on occasion. One of the most common was a a "dream"-type mix, played when the final street scene segment took place at night.
- Los Simuladores
- Murphy Brown used a different Motown song for each episode's opening credits during early seasons.
- Growing Pains: At least nine different themes were used at one point or another during the series' run. Most of those were performed by country-pop singer B.J. Thomas, either solo or with one of two duet partners, Dusty Springfield or Jennifer Warnes. In addition, an a capella version was played during the sixth and part of the seventh season, with the original B.J. Thomas-Jennifer Warnes duet version rotating with the a capella version during the seventh year. And then there was a special Halloween version for the show's 1990 Halloween special.
- For the closing credits, a synthesized-heavy instrumental version of the theme was played most often. However, during special episodes, different music was played. For instance, a "sad" ending score was used for the episode "Second Chance" (over a nighttime shot of the house) in lieu of the regular theme. And during the Halloween episode, a Halloween-version was played.
- Northern Exposure used a different previously-existing song for the closing credits of each episode. Usually the lyrics had some kind of thematic relevance. This caused major problems with music rights for the home video release.