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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}}}
Presented by {{{presenter}}}
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}}}
Awards {{{awards}}}
Guest appearance(s)

{{{guests}}}

Season {{{season}}} episodes

{{{season list}}}

Episode chronology
← Previous
"{{{prev}}}"
Next →
"{{{next}}}"
{{{episode list}}}
{{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       = 
| narrator     = 
| teleplay     = 
| story        = 
| producer     = 
| music        = 
| photographer = 
| editor       = 
| production   = 
| airdate      = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| length       = 
| presenter    = 
| 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. Series name is automatically italicized.
image An image, if needed. Wikilinking, "File:", and pixel size not required. 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.
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 MOS:ALT.
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.
presenter The person who fronts (hosts) the show.
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).

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

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Title title

The title of the episode. Title is automatically put within quotation marks, unless RTitle is used.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Series 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Caption caption

A caption explaining the image.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Season season

The number of the season (or series) this episode is part of. Use either Season or Series no, but not both.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Episode episode

The number of the episode within the season.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Production production

The production code or number of this episode.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Airdate airdate

The original airing date of the episode

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Length length

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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Presenter presenter

Person who fronts the episode.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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: " as "). Provide a link to the appropriate article if possible. Only guest actors in notable roles should be included in the list.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Awards awards

Awards won by the episode.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Episode list episode list

Wikilink to the " (season #)" and/or "List of episodes" article(s).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String 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 appearance(s)
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

The HTML mark-up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat that makes event details readily parsable by computer programs. This aids tasks such as the cataloguing of articles and maintenance of databases. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please visit the Microformat WikiProject.
Classes used

The HTML classes this microformat uses include:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent
Please do not rename or remove these classes
nor collapse nested elements which use them.

See also