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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. This infobox creates a short description based on the data provided to the infobox. For more information on this, see the documentation at Template:Television episode short description.

"{{{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}}}
Story by{{{story}}}
Teleplay by{{{teleplay}}}
Based on{{{based_on}}}
Narrated by{{{narrator}}}
Presented by{{{presenter}}}
Produced by{{{producer}}}
Featured music{{{music}}}
Cinematography by{{{photographer}}}
Editing by{{{editor}}}
Production code{{{production}}}
Original air date{{{airdate}}}
Running time{{{length}}}
Awards{{{awards}}}
Guest appearance(s)

{{{guests}}}

Episode chronology
← Previous
"{{{prev}}}"
Next →
"{{{next}}}"
{{{season_article}}}
[[{{{episode_list}}}|List of {{{episode_list}}} episodes]]
{{Infobox television episode
| title          = 
| series         = <!-- without italics or formatting. Wikilinking optional. -->
| image          = <!-- bare filename only. Wikilinking, "File:", and pixel size not required. -->
| image_size     = <!-- raw number. "px" not required. -->
| alt            = 
| caption        = 
| season         = 
| series_no      = 
| episode        = 
| director       = 
| writer         = 
| story          = 
| teleplay       = 
| based_on       = 
| narrator       = 
| presenter      = 
| producer       = 
| music          = 
| photographer   = 
| editor         = 
| production     = 
| airdate        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| length         = 
| awards         = 
| guests         = 
| prev           = 
| next           = 
| season_article = 
| 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. Series name is automatically italicized.
not_dab A parameter that is used when the series name has parenthesis which are part of the title, such as Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
image An image, if needed. Wikilinking, "File:", and pixel size not required. Remember, virtually all TV screenshots are copyrighted, so they must be 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 be used only 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 genuine need of visual support.
image_size Image size in pixels. Should be 250 or less. If not specified, image defaults to frameless (220px). "px" is not required.
alt Alt text for image per WP:MOSALT.
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 or series ("series" as used in previous parameter).
multi_episodes A parameter to alter select wording of the infobox when used for multi-part episodes with the same title.
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.
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.
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.
based_on The original work the episode is based on. Use {{based on}} to add the title of the source material and the name(s) of the source material writer(s). Use this field in conjunction with teleplay and story where applicable. This field should be used if the episode is based on previously produced or published material, such as books, plays, articles, old screenplays, etc. and should not be used where the source material is ambiguous. This field should not be used for general adaptations, such as The Flash episodes being based on characters from DC Comics, however, do use it if a specific episode of that series is a direct adaptation of a specific comic.
narrator The narrator(s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each narrator to his/her appropriate article if possible.
presenter The person who fronts (hosts) the show.
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}}.
release_date The original release date of the episode. This should be used for episodes released on streaming services such as Netflix; use {{Start date}}.
length The original length of the episode in minutes. It should indicate runtime (without commercials), or with commercials.
awards Awards won by the episode.
guests Guest star(s) in the episode. Separate entries with {{Plainlist}} or bullets (*). If using bullets, include the name of the character the guest actor portrays using a single space, "as", and another single space: "<actor> as <character>". Link to the appropriate character article, if one exists.
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. 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. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RNext is used.
season_article Title of the season article, usually in the form of "<showname> (season #)" article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article.
episode_list Title of the list of episodes article, usually in the form of "List of <showname> episodes" article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article.

Controlling line-breaking in embedded bulletless lists

Template {{nbsp}} may be used with {{wbr}} and {{nowrap}} to control line-breaking in bulletless lists embedded in the infobox (e.g. cast and other credits lists), to prevent wrapped long entries from being confused with multiple entries. See Template:Wbr/doc#Controlling line-breaking in infoboxes for details.

Templatedata

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TemplateData for Infobox television episode

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Titletitle

The title of the episode. Title is automatically put within quotation marks.

Stringrequired
RTitleRTitle

The title of the episode. Title is styled without quotation marks.

Stringoptional
Seriesseries

The name of the TV series this episode is part of, with a link to the series' main article. Series name is automatically italicized.

Stringrequired
Not dabnot_dab

A parameter that is used when the series name has parenthesis which are part of the title, such as [[Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)]].

Stringoptional
Imageimage

An image, if needed. Wikilinking, 'File:', and pixel size not required. Remember, virtually all TV screenshots are copyrighted, so they must be 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 be used only 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 genuine need of visual support.

Pagesuggested
Image sizeimage_size

Image size in pixels. Should be 250 or less. If not specified, image defaults to frameless (220px). 'px' is not required.

Stringoptional
Altalt

Alt text for image per [[WP:MOSALT]].

Stringsuggested
Captioncaption

A caption explaining the image.

Stringsuggested
Seasonseason

The number of the season this episode is part of. Use either "season" or "series_no", but not both.

Numbersuggested
Series noseries_no

Typically, "Series" is used for television series produced within the United Kingdom while "Season" is used for American television series.

Numberoptional
Episodeepisode

The number of the episode within the season.

Numberrequired
Multi episodesmulti_episodes

A parameter to alter select wording of the infobox when used for multi-part episodes with the same title.

Stringoptional
Directordirector

The [[Film director|director(s)]] of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each director to his/her appropriate article if possible.

Stringsuggested
Writerwriter

The [[writer]](s) of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.

Stringsuggested
Storystory

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.

Stringoptional
Teleplayteleplay

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.

Stringoptional
Based onbased_on

The original work the episode is based on. Use {{Tl|based on}} to add the title of the source material and the name(s) of the source material writer(s). Use this field in conjunction with teleplay and story where applicable. This field should be used if the episode is based on previously produced or published material, such as books, plays, articles, old screenplays, etc. and should not be used where the source material is ambiguous. This field should not be used for general adaptations, such as [[The Flash (2014 TV series)|''The Flash'']] episodes being based on characters from DC Comics, however, do use it if a specific episode of that series is a direct adaptation of a specific comic.

Stringoptional
Narratornarrator

The [[Narration|narrator(s)]] of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each narrator to his/her appropriate article if possible.

Stringoptional
Presenterpresenter

Person who fronts (hosts) the episode.

Stringoptional
Producerproducer

The [[Film producer|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.

Stringoptional
Musicmusic

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).

Stringoptional
Photographerphotographer

The [[Cinematographer|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.

Stringoptional
Editoreditor

The [[Film editor|editor(s)]] of this episode. Separate multiple people using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each editor to his/her appropriate article if possible.

Stringsuggested
Productionproduction

The [[Production code number|production code]] or number of this episode.

Numbersuggested
Airdateairdate

The original airing date of the episode; use {{tl|Start date}}.

Stringoptional
Release daterelease_date

The original release date of the episode. This should be used for episodes released on streaming services such as [[Netflix]]; use {{tl|Start date}}.

Stringsuggested
Lengthlength

The original length of the episode in minutes. It should indicate runtime (without commercials), or with commercials.

Numbersuggested
Awardsawards

Awards won by the episode.

Stringoptional
Guestsguests

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.

Stringsuggested
Previous Episodeprev

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. Title is automatically put within quotation marks.

Stringsuggested
RPrevRPrev

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 last episode of the TV series, leave blank. Title is styled without quotation marks.

Stringoptional
Nextnext

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. Title is automatically put within quotation marks.

Stringsuggested
RNextRNext

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. Title is styled without quotation marks.

Stringoptional
Season articleseason_article

Title of the season article, usually in the form of '<showname> (season #)' article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article.

Stringsuggested
Episode listepisode_list

Title of the list of episodes article, usually in the form of 'List of <showname> episodes' article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article.

Stringsuggested

Example

"Subway"
Homicide: Life on the Street episode
A man wearing a white shirt and blank pants kneels and speaks to a man in a blue shirt who is pinned between a subway train car and a platform. Emergency equipment lies in front of them, while the obscured figures of firefighters and emergency personnel stand behind them.
Frank Pembleton talks to John Lange, a man pinned between a subway train and platform.
Episode no.Season 6
Episode 7
Directed byGary Fleder
Written byJames Yoshimura
Cinematography byAlex Zakrzewski
Production code604
Original air dateDecember 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
Guest appearance(s)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio as John Lange
  • Shari Elliker as witness
  • Bruce MacVittie as Larry Biedron
  • Laura MacDonald as Sarah Flannigan
  • Lisa Matthews as witness
  • Wendee Pratt as Joy Tolson
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Saigon Rose"
Next →
"All is Bright"
Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)
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
| alt            = A man wearing a white shirt and blank pants kneels and speaks to a man in a blue shirt who is pinned between a subway train car and a platform. Emergency equipment lies in front of them, while the obscured figures of firefighters and emergency personnel stand behind them.
| caption        = [[Frank Pembleton]] talks to John Lange, a man pinned between a subway train and platform.
| season         = 6 
| episode        = 7
| airdate        = {{Start date|1997|12|05}}
| production     = 604
| writer         = [[James Yoshimura]]
| director       = [[Gary Fleder]]
| photographer   = [[Alex Zakrzewski]]
| guests         = 
* [[Vincent D'Onofrio]] as John Lange
* [[Shari Elliker]] as witness
* Bruce MacVittie as Larry Biedron
* Laura MacDonald as Sarah Flannigan
* Lisa Matthews as witness
* Wendee Pratt as Joy Tolson
| season_article = Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)
| episode_list   = List of Homicide: Life on the Street episodes
| prev           = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep83|Saigon Rose]]
| next           = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep85|All is Bright]]
}}

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