Want some proof that NBC obviously still values “Community” as a certain part of their family? If they did not, then surely they would have not have taken the opportunity to include a pair of the show’s stars in the video below holding “auditions” for the new “Sunday Night Football” theme song.
The video is hardly revolutionary, but it features such personalities as Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown performing with some other people familiar to the NBCUniversal family, whether it be Joan Rivers, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, or the gang from “The Today Show.” Ken’s abilities at the piano have already been fairly well-documented, and Yvette’s a great singer and could actually handle the theme song better than anyone else that is put into the video. (Yeah, the voices attached to Matt Lauer and company are totally not real.)
The real singer with the honor of taking on this classic “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” theme is Carrie Underwood, who is taking the reigns from Faith Hill after many years. While we complain all the time about football on other networks messing up programming, it’s hard to really fault what NBC is doing here. They know that the NFL is a beast, it practically helps to fund the rest of their fall schedule. Who doesn’t want something every Sunday that draws more than 20 million viewers a night? To think, “Community” would be thrilled if they could even get a quarter of the 18-49 ratings that the big game on Sunday routinely draws.
“Community” season 5 is still currently without a release date, though the news yesterday about both Jonathan Banks and Rob Corddry is still pretty awesome. We probably won’t hear about a premiere date until NBC’s fall shows start to deliver in the ratings.