The updated version of the composition will get an au courant dance twist – with a new bass line, vocals and electronic elements. The revised theme will be featured in the nightly installment of ET as well as the weekend edition of ET.
"The ET theme is a pop culture anthem, a theme song that represents families sitting together watching television and being entertained. My approach is to translate all the colors that the original theme includes, and bring it forward to today's sound," says seven-time Grammy Winner will.i.am.
"The ET theme has been woven into pop culture for decades so we are excited to have a contemporary, dynamic force like will.i.am reinvigorate our song for millions of fans to hum along to nightly for years to come," adds ET Executive Producer Linda Bell Blue. "We are extremely honored to be working with the infinitely talented will.i.am on this exciting ET milestone."
The ET theme song was originally composed by Michael Mark in 1981 and was re-orchestrated in 1990 and 1994 by former ET host and musician John Tesh.