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Tue, May 4, 2021 5:48 PM

Why is this TV special listed among the actors' self credits?

I just added the failed sitcom pilot called HIS & HERS to the database. I submitted it as a TV special, because that's how CBS presented it. Now all the actors have this new credit listed under Self, instead of with their regular acting credits.

Why did this happen? I checked the guide, and I couldn't find any definition of TV Special that excludes fiction. And I didn't add the Genre tag "Documentary" by mistake. Why did this happen, and how can I fix it?

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3 d ago

Reason is the keyword ”TV Special”, which is usually used for ”non-fiction”. I personally would’ve added a fictional pilot as a ”TV Movie”.

In any case, you can now add the keyword ”reenactment” if the change to ”TV Movie” is out of the question.

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Can I just delete the keyword "TV special"?

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3 d ago

The keyword tv-special acts like a non-fiction indicator.

tv-special Affects the display of a title; it will say 'TV special' instead of 'TV movie' at the top of the page. Also acts like the non-fiction keyword.

Also, IMDb considers failed pilots as TV Movies. I don't really agree with this and would love to see them listed as TV shows with only an episode 1.0 which is the pilot. But, alas, as you can see from this failed Amazon pilot for Sea Oak you will see it is listed as a TV Movie.

This help page shows that TV pilots or considered as TV movies.

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3 d ago

@adrian @eboy 

I deleted the keyword, and now the problem is fixed. Thanks to both of you!