October 18, 2009
Are you ready for some (fictitious) primetime tennis?
On the make believe NBC portrayed in the show 30 Rock, a new staple of programming will be Tennis Night in America, featuring a familiar-sounding theme song performed by Jenna Maroney:
There actually was a "Tennis Night in America" last March when the Williams sisters, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic played in a one-night, single elimination event at Madison Square Garden which was televised live on HBO. Sadly, it didn't have as catch an introduction.
With the way NBC is cutting costs and shunning dramatic series, maybe Tennis Night in America isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. Heck, it'd probably get better ratings than Jay Leno.