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[change source]

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}}}
Story by{{{story}}}
Teleplay by{{{teleplay}}}
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       = 
| narrator       = 
| presenter      = 
| producer       = 
| music          = 
| photographer   = 
| editor         = 
| production     = 
| airdate        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| length         = 
| awards         = 
| guests         = 
| prev           = 
| next           = 
| season_article = 
| episode_list   = 
}}

Parameters[change source]

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.
multi_episodes A parameter to alter select wording of the infobox when used for mutli-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.
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}}
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) 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.
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 Wikilink to the "<showname> (season #)" article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article; text manually formatted will not be affect and still be displayed as such.
episode_list Wikilink to the "List of <showname> episodes" article. Use plain text, the template will automatically format and link the article; text manually formatted will not be affect and still be displayed as such.

Controlling line-breaking in embedded bulletless lists[change source]

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[change source]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Infobox television episode

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Title title

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

Stringrequired
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.

Stringrequired
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.

Pageoptional
Caption caption

A caption explaining the image.

Stringoptional
Season season

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

Numberoptional
Series noseries no

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

Numberoptional
Episode episode

The number of the episode within the season.

Numberrequired
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.

Stringoptional
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.

Stringoptional
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.

Stringoptional
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.

Stringoptional
Narratornarrator

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

Stringoptional
Presenter presenter

Person who fronts the episode.

Stringoptional
Producerproducer

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.

Stringoptional
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).

Stringoptional
Photographerphotographer

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.

Stringoptional
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.

Stringoptional
Production production

The production code or number of this episode.

Numberoptional
Airdate airdate

The original airing date of the episode

Stringoptional
Length length

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

Numberoptional
Awards awards

Awards won by the episode.

Stringoptional
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.

Stringoptional
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; unless RPrev is used.

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, unless RNext is used.

Stringoptional
Season articleseason_article

Wikilink to the "<showname> (season #)" article.

Stringoptional
Episode listepisode_list

Wikilink to the "List of <showname> episodes" article.

Stringoptional

Example[change source]

"Subway"
Homicide: Life on the Street episode
NYCSub 7 Vernon Jackson 3.jpg
Episode no.Season 6
Episode 7
Directed byGary Fleder
Written byJames Yoshimura
Produced byDavid Simon
Featured music"A Serious Situation"
by Lynn F. Kowal
Cinematography byAlex Zakrzewski
Editing byGary Fleder
Production code604
Original air dateDecember 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
Running time45 minutes (runtime)
Guest appearance(s)
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
| 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
| prev = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep83|Saigon Rose]]
| next = [[Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)#ep85|All is Bright]]
| season_article  = Homicide: Life on the Street (season 6)
| episode_list = List of Homicide: Life on the Street episodes
}}

Microformat[change source]

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 of 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.

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See also[change source]