Template:Infobox television episode

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{{Infobox television episode}} is used to list at-a-glance comparative information about a particular television episode.

Usage

The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article, typically at the top of an article above the lead section.

"{{{title}}}"
{{{series}}} episode
[[File:{{{image}}}|frameless|alt={{{alt}}}|{{{alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
Episode no. Season {{{season}}}
Series {{{series no}}}
Episode {{{episode}}}
Directed by {{{director}}}
Written by {{{writer}}}
Narrated by {{{narrator}}}
Teleplay by {{{teleplay}}}
Story by {{{story}}}
Produced by {{{producer}}}
Featured music {{{music}}}
Cinematography by {{{photographer}}}
Editing by {{{editor}}}
Production code {{{production}}}
Original air date {{{airdate}}}
Running time {{{length}}}
Guest actors

{{{guests}}}

Awards {{{awards}}}
Season {{{season}}} episodes

{{{season list}}}

Episode chronology
← Previous
"{{{prev}}}"
Next →
"{{{next}}}"
{{{episode list}}}
{{Infobox television episode
| title        = 
| series       = <!-- without italics or formatting -->
| image        = 
| alt          = 
| caption      = 
| season       = 
| series no    = 
| episode      = 
| director     = 
| writer       = 
| narrator     = 
| teleplay     = 
| story        = 
| producer     = 
| music        = 
| photographer = 
| editor       = 
| production   = 
| airdate      = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| length       = 
| guests       = 
| awards       = 
| season list  = 
| prev         = 
| next         = 
| episode list = 
}}

Parameters

Parameters in bold are required fields.

Parameter Explanation
title / RTitle The title of the episode. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RTitle is used.
series The name of the TV series this episode is part of, with a link to the series' main article. This parameter is used in {{Infobox television/colour}} to determine the colour scheme of the infobox. Series name is automatically italicized.
image An image, if needed. Should be resized to a width of 250 pixels or less. Remember, virtually all TV screenshots are copyrighted, they must be uploaded in a low resolution, and be accompanied by a fair use rationale. There is no blanket allowance for an image per episode. A non-free screenshot should only be used if it meets the Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria, i.e. typically if it is required to illustrate a crucial element of the episode that is the object of explicit, sourced analytical commentary and where that commentary is in need of visual support to be understood.
caption A caption explaining the image.
season / series no The number of the season (or series) this episode is part of. Use either Season or Series no, but not both. Typically, "Series" is used for television series produced within the United Kingdom while "Season" is used for American television series.
episode The number of the episode within the season.
director The director(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each director to his/her appropriate article if possible.
writer The writer(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
narrator The narrator(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each narrator to his/her appropriate article if possible.
teleplay The writer(s) of the episode's teleplay. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if television episodes divide writing credits between teleplay and story writers.
story The writer(s) of the episode's story. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if television episodes divide writing credits between teleplay and story writers.
producer The producer(s) of this episode. As television episodes typically have several credited producers, not all of whom had a direct role in the production of the episode, it is advisable to just include the show runner(s). Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each producer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
music The music of this episode. Separate multiple songs using {{Plainlist}}. Television episodes often include numerous songs; only include the most notable (typically songs playing during key scenes).
photographer The director(s) of photography of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each director of photography to his/her appropriate article if possible.
editor The editor(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each editor to his/her appropriate article if possible.
production The production code or number of this episode.
airdate The original airing date of the episode; use {{Start date}}
length The original length of the episode in minutes. It should indicate runtime (without commercials), or with commercials.
guests Guest star(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}, or bullets (*). If using bullets, include the character the guest actor portray in the episode after his/her name in the infobox (using a single space, "as" and another single space: "<actor> as <character>"). Provide a link to the appropriate article if possible. Only guest actors in notable roles should be included in the list.
awards Awards won by the episode.
season list A template containing a list of episodes in that season. Use either Season list or Prev/Next, but not both.
prev / RPrev Wikilink to the previous episode. If an article does not exist, link to the season with an anchor to that episode, see Template:Episode list for more info. If this is the first episode of the TV series, leave blank. Use either Season list or Prev / Next, but not both. Title is automatically put within quotation marks; unless RPrev is used.
next / RNext Wikilink to the next episode. If an article does not exist, link to the season with an anchor to that episode, see Template:Episode list for more info. If this is the last episode of the TV series, leave blank. Use either Season list or Prev / Next, but not both. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RNext is used.
episode list Wikilink to the "<showname> (season #)" and/or "List of <showname> episodes" article(s).

Templatedata

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Title title The title of the episode. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RTitle is used. string empty empty required
Series series The name of the TV series this episode is part of, with a link to the series' main article. This parameter is used in {{Infobox television/colour}} to determine the colour scheme of the infobox. Series name is automatically italicized. string empty empty required
Image image An image, if needed. Should be resized to a width of 250 pixels or less. Remember, virtually all TV screenshots are copyrighted, they must be uploaded in a low resolution, and be accompanied by a fair use rationale. There is no blanket allowance for an image per episode. A non-free screenshot should only be used if it meets the Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria, i.e. typically if it is required to illustrate a crucial element of the episode that is the object of explicit, sourced analytical commentary and where that commentary is in need of visual support to be understood. wiki-page-name empty empty optional
Caption caption A caption explaining the image. string empty empty optional
Season season The number of the season (or series) this episode is part of. Use either Season or Series no, but not both. number empty empty optional
Series no series no Typically, "Series" is used for television series produced within the United Kingdom while "Season" is used for American television series. number empty empty optional
Episode episode The number of the episode within the season. number empty empty required
Director director The director(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each director to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Writer writer The writer(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Narrator narrator The narrator(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each narrator to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Teleplay teleplay The writer(s) of the episode's teleplay. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if television episodes divide writing credits between teleplay and story writers. string empty empty optional
Story story The writer(s) of the episode's story. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if television episodes divide writing credits between teleplay and story writers. string empty empty optional
Producer producer The producer(s) of this episode. As television episodes typically have several credited producers, not all of whom had a direct role in the production of the episode, it is advisable to just include the show runner(s). Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each producer to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Music music The music of this episode. Separate multiple songs using {{Plainlist}}. Television episodes often include numerous songs; only include the most notable (typically songs playing during key scenes). string empty empty optional
Photographer photographer The director(s) of photography of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each director of photography to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Editor editor The editor(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each editor to his/her appropriate article if possible. string empty empty optional
Production production The production code or number of this episode. number empty empty optional
Airdate airdate The original airing date of the episode string empty empty optional
Length length The original length of the episode in minutes. It should indicate runtime (without commercials), or with commercials. number empty empty optional
Guests guests Guest star(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}, or bullets (*). If using bullets, include the character the guest actor portray in the episode after his/her name in the infobox (using a single space, "as" and another single space: "<actor> as <character>"). Provide a link to the appropriate article if possible. Only guest actors in notable roles should be included in the list. string empty empty optional
Awards awards Awards won by the episode. string empty empty optional
Season list season list A template containing a list of episodes in that season. Use either Season list or Prev/Next, but not both. string empty empty optional
Previous Episode prev Wikilink to the previous episode. If an article does not exist, link to the season with an anchor to that episode, see Template:Episode list for more info. If this is the first episode of the TV series, leave blank. Use either Season list or Prev / Next, but not both. Title is automatically put within quotation marks; unless RPrev is used. string empty empty optional
Next next Wikilink to the next episode. If an article does not exist, link to the season with an anchor to that episode, see Template:Episode list for more info. If this is the last episode of the TV series, leave blank. Use either Season list or Prev / Next, but not both. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RNext is used. string empty empty optional
Episode list episode list Wikilink to the "<showname> (season #)" and/or "List of <showname> episodes" article(s). string empty empty optional


Example

"Subway"
Homicide: Life on the Street episode
NYCSub 7 Vernon Jackson 3.jpg
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 7
Directed by Gary Fleder
Written by James Yoshimura
Produced by David Simon
Featured music "A Serious Situation"
by Lynn F. Kowal
Cinematography by Alex Zakrzewski
Editing by Gary Fleder
Production code 604
Original air date December 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
Running time 45 minutes (runtime)
Guest actors
Season 6 episodes
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Saigon Rose"
Next →
"All is Bright"
List of Homicide: Life on the Street episodes
{{Infobox television episode
| title = Subway
| series = [[Homicide: Life on the Street]]
| image = NYCSub 7 Vernon Jackson 3.jpg
| caption = Subway train at [[Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)|Vernon Boulevard - Jackson Avenue]]
| season = 6
| episode = 7
| director = [[Gary Fleder]]
| writer = [[James Yoshimura]]
| producer = [[David Simon]]
| music = "A Serious Situation"<br>by Lynn F. Kowal
| photographer = [[Alex Zakrzewski]]
| editor = [[Gary Fleder]]
| production = 604
| airdate = {{Start date|1997|12|05}}
| length = 45 minutes {{Small|(runtime)}}
| guests = 
* [[Vincent D'Onofrio]] as John Lange
* [[Shari Elliker]] as witness
| season list = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)|''Homicide: Life on the Street'' (season 6)]]
| prev = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep83|Saigon Rose]]
| next = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep85|All is Bright]]
| episode list = [[List of Homicide: Life on the Street episodes|List of ''Homicide: Life on the Street'' episodes]]
}}

Microformat

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Classes used

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  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent
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See also