Tonight, the variety television show, a total lost art, returns to TV when Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s new show Maya & Marty debuts on NBC. And the show will have a theme song from Jack White, a man who has never contributed music to any TV show before. For the show, White has written a jaunty, vaguely funky instrumental rock song, one that’s only 69 seconds long. As the Third Man website points out, White plays drums on the song, and Dead Weather/Queens Of The Stone Age/Iggy Pop backing band member Dean Fertita plays organ. Various frequent White collaborators — Dominic Davis, Lillie Mae Rische, Fats Kaplin — also play on the song. Listen to it below.
Maya And Marty debuts at 10PM eastern tonight on NBC.