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Programs

General

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Program}}

{{Program
|bg=
|title=
|image=
|premieredate=
|finaledate=
|airtime=
|creator=
|host=
|network=
|style=
|company=
|episodes=
|seasons=
|origin=
|nextepisode=}}
{{{title}}}
Premiere  
Finale {{{finaledate}}}
Airs {{{airtime}}}
Host {{{host}}}
Style
Seasons {{{seasons}}}
Episodes {{{episodes}}}
Origin
Next Episode [[Templates/{{{nextepisode}}}|{{{nextepisode}}}]]
This is the basic template for program pages. It should be used for any non-sports program (for sports, see the template below). bg sets the background hex color to match the show image.

Note that finaledate, airtime, host, episodes, seasons, and nextepisode are optional, and will not appear unless they are filled in, except for finaledate and airtime which will show a gray box. You should however fill every field in that you can.

Sports

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Program (Sporting Event)}}

{{Program (Sporting Event)
|bg=
|title=
|image=
|firsttelevised=
|airdate=
|duration=
|sport=
|network=
|organization=
|occurrences=
|origin=}}
{{{title}}}
{{{image}}}
First Televised {{{firsttelevised}}}
Airs {{{airdate}}}
Duration {{{duration}}}
Sport {{{sport}}}
Network {{{network}}}
Sporting Organization {{{organization}}}
Occurrences {{{occurrences}}}
Origin {{{origin}}}
This template is for sporting events.

Seasons

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{snhd}}
Season Premiere Finale #
This starts the season table on program pages be sure to end the table with |} on a new line after listing all the seasons to close the table.
{{snhd-sub|Subtitle}}
Subtitle
This is a header to show what network the season(s) below it ran on.
{{snlt|One|January 1, 2000|January 31, 2000|1}}
{{sndk|Two|January 1, 2001|January 31, 2001|1}}
Season One January 1, 2001 January 31, 2001 1

Season Two January 1, 2000 January 31, 2000 1
Used with the above template, these two will generate the rows in which you place the data. Use LT for light rows and DK for dark rows. They should alternate between the two. After complete place |} on a line beneath the last template to complete the table.
What to type What it produces What it's for
{{season}}

{{Season
|showtitle=
|season=
|seasonimage=
|premiere=
|finale=
|episodecount=
|notable=
|Unbox=
|itms=
|previousseason=
|nextseason=
|cat=a
|active=
|intro=
}}
Templates
Templates
Notable Episodes {{{notable}}}
This is the template for season pages. Note that previousseason and nextseason are optional, so if there was no next/previous season just leave it blank and it will show N/A. Also, notable is optional, so Notable Episodes will not appear if notable is left blank.

Episodes

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{episode}}

{{Episode|1|1
|season = 
|episodeimage = 
|airdate = 
|productionnumber = 
|writer = 
|director = 
|producer = 
|adrwriter = 
|adrdirector = 
|iTMS = 
|Unbox = 
|previouslynumber = 
|previouslytitle = 
|nextnumber = 
|nexttitle = 
|cat = 1
|stub = 1
|posname =
|snposname =
|srposname =
}}
Templates
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate
Writer(s)
Director(s)
TemplatesSeason One
Templates is the first episode of the first season of Templates.
This is the template for episode pages. Note that previoustitle and nexttitle are optional, so if there was no next/previous title just leave it blank and it will show N/A.
{{credits|{{cred|end=1|Actor|ch=Character}}
{{cred|sp=and|Actor|Character}}

|{{cred|Actor|Character}}
{{cred|end=1|Actor|Character}}

|{{cred|end=1|Actor|Character}}}}
Starring: Actor (Character)

and Actor (Character)

Guest StarringActor (Character), Actor (Character)

Co-StarringActor (Character)

This is the template for episode pages.

DVD/Blu-ray

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{mediahd}}
Title Release Discs
This starts the DVD table on program pages be sure to end the table with |} on a new line after listing all the DVDs to close the table.
{{mediahd-seaset}}

{{mediahd-comser}}

{{mediahd-indep}}

{{mediahd-epcol}}

{{mediahd-varep}}

{{mediahd-tvmov}}

{{mediahd-sub}}

Season Sets
Complete Series
Individual Episodes
Episode Collections
Episode Collections - Various Series
Made-for-TV Movies
 
Displays a heading that shows the category of DVDs below it.
{{medialt}}
{{mediadk}}
{{medialt|type=br}}
{{mediadk|type=br}}
{{medialt|type=cmb}}
{{mediadk|type=cmb}}
 
TBA
 
 
 
 
Used with the above template, these two will generate the rows in which you place the data. Use LT for light rows and DK for dark rows. They should alternate between the two. After complete place |} on a line beneath the last template to complete the table. br for (Blue-ray) and cmb for (Combo) linking.
{{medialt|type=cus|cus=}}
{{mediadk|type=cus|cus=}}
 

 
Same as the above templates, except these are good in case you want the DVD page and its display name to be different.
What to type What it produces What it's for
{{DVD}}

{{DVD
|dvdname=
|show=
|image=
|releasedate=
|region=
|distributor=
|discs=
|episodes=
|time=
|price=
|video=
|audio=
|subtitles=
|asin=
}}
{{{dvdname}}}
[[{{{show}}}]]
{{{image}}}
Release Date {{{releasedate}}}
Format DVD
Region {{{region}}}
Distributor {{{distributor}}}
Disc Count {{{discs}}}
Episode Count {{{episodes}}}
Running Time {{{time}}}
Retail Price {{{price}}}
Video {{{video}}}
Audio {{{audio}}}
Subtitles {{{subtitles}}}
This is the template for DVD pages.

People

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{casthd}}
Actor Character
Starts the cast table on the program page be sure to end the table with |} on a new line after all the cast members are listed.
{{casthd-billed}}
Billed Cast
Starts the cast table section for billed characters.
{{Castdk}}
{{Castlt}}
TBA TBA

TBA TBA
Used with the above, this template generates the cast information. Use a new template for each member of the cast. DK are for the dark rows and LT for the light rows. They should alternate between the two.
{{Castdk|nochar=1}}
{{Castlt|nochar=1}}
TBA

TBA
Same as above, except the character name is not linked
{{casthd-supporting}}
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Starts the cast table section for recurring/supporting characters.

Character

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Character}}

{{Character
|charactername=
|show=
|image=
|actor=
|actors=
|firstappearance=
|lastappearance=
|showstatus=
|episodecount=
|notableepisodes=
|additionalshows=}}
{{{charactername}}}
[[../]]
{{{image}}}
Actor [[{{{actor}}}]]
First Appearance {{{firstappearance}}}
Series Billing {{{showstatus}}}
Also Appears On {{{additionalshows}}}
This is a template for character pages. If you are unsure as to which to use, this is probably the correct one. Additionalshows is optional and will not appear if not filled in. Actors may be used instead of actor if the character is or was played by multiple people.
{{Character (Lost)}}
{{{charactername}}}
Lost
{{{image}}}
Actor [[{{{actor}}}]]
First Appearance {{{firstappearance}}}
Last Appearance {{{lastappearance}}}
Show Status {{{showstatus}}}
Episode Count {{{episodecount}}}
Notable Episodes {{{notableepisodes}}}
This is a template for character pages on the show Lost and includes a row for the character's flashback count.
{{CharacterStub}}
Movie Projector Icon.gif This article about a character needs to be expanded with more information.
Please help out by editing it.
This template is to be placed on character pages which are currently stubs.

Actor

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Actor}}

{{Actor|
|actorname = 
|image = 
|birthname = 
|birthdate = 
|birthplace = 
|deathdate = 
|deathplace = 
|deathcause = 
|creditedas = 
|appearances = 
|notableepisodes = 
|awards = 
}}
{{{actorname}}}
{{{image}}}
Notable Roles {{{appearances}}}
Notable Episodes {{{notableepisodes}}}
Awards {{{awards}}}
Used for the actor pages. Generates a template with basic information about them.
{{ActorStub}}
Movie Projector Icon.gif This article about an actor or actress needs to be expanded with more information.
Please help out by editing it.
Generates a notification intended for actor pages so that people are encouraged to expand upon the article and make it better.
{{Gueststarheader}}
Series Role Episode Airdate
Starts the Guest Starring Roles table for Actor pages. Be sure to end the table with a |} on a new line after all the appearances are listed.
{{Gueststar-lt}}
{{Gueststar-dk}}
[[]] -

[[]] -
Used with the above, this allows you to add entries to an Actor page for their guest starring roles.
{{Actormoviestart}}
Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Starts the table for appearances in Specials (e.g. Awards Ceremonies) and Made-for-TV-Movies.
{{Actormovienb-lt}}
{{Actormovienb-dk}}
[[{{{1}}}]] {{{2}}} {{{3}}}

[[{{{1}}}]] {{{2}}} {{{3}}}
Used with the above, for entries with 'no banner' - not part of a series, usually one-off TV movies.
{{Actormoviebn-lt}}
{{Actormoviebn-dk}}
[[/|]] [[]]

[[/|]] [[]]
Used with the above, for entries with 'banner' - when part of a series, e.g. Emmy Awards, movie series etc.
{{Actortalkstart}}
Series Episode Airdate
Same as the above, except for appearances on talk shows.
{{Actortalk-lt}}
{{Actortalk-dk}}
[[]] [[/|]]

[[]] [[/|]]
These are used to fill out the appearances on talk shows.

Crew

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Person}}

{{Director
|name =
|image =
|birthname = 
|birthdate = 
|birthplace = 
|deathdate = 
|deathplace = 
|deathcause = 
|creditedas = 
|shows =
|notableepisodes =
|awards = 
}}
{{{name}}}
{{{image}}}
Notable Shows {{{shows}}}
Awards {{{awards}}}
Used for crew pages located on the main namespace.

Site related

Copyrights

What to type What it produces What it's for
{{Fairuse}}
Copyright undetermined This work is copyrighted. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.

Please note that this is a generic copyright notice of fair use, and if at all possible, this needs to be replaced with a more specific copyright notice of fair use.

A general fair use template for image pages. Only use if the image is fair use and if the other available fair use templates do not apply.
{{Fairuse-DVD}}
Copyright This image is a photograph or scan of a DVD cover, the copyright of which is likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the production house of the program itself. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law. As a result, it is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution DVD covers for identification of the program and its contents is allowed in specific pages on The TV IV. All appearances of this image on The TV IV is made in good faith.
A fair use template for DVD covers.
{{Fairuse-screenshot}}
Copyright This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted program. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law. As a result, it is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots for identification and critical commentary on the television program and its contents is allowed in specific pages on The TV IV. All appearances of this image on The TV IV are made in good faith.
A fair use template for image pages. Used when taking screenshots.
{{Promotional}}
Copyright undetermined This work is copyrighted. It has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional photo in a press kit. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
A fair use template for image pages. Used for promotional images released by the network or studio.