Pete Townshend has written his first song for a TV show, composing and performing "It Must Be Done" for FX's "The Americans" with the show's composer Nathan Barr. It will appear in the season finale on April 30. Prior to that, Townshend's 1980 hit "Let My Love Open the Door" will be featured on the season opener of Showtime's "Californication" on April 13.

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