Template:Infobox television

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show_name
Alt text for image
caption
Also known as show_name_2
Genre genre
Created by creator
Based on based_on
Developed by developer
Written by writer
Screenplay by screenplay
Story by story
Directed by director
Creative director(s) creative_director
Presented by presenter
Starring starring
Judges judges
Voices of voices
Narrated by narrated
Theme music composer theme_music_composer
Opening theme opentheme
Ending theme endtheme
Composer(s) composer
Country of origin country
Original language(s) language
No. of seasons num_seasons
No. of episodes num_episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) executive_producer
Producer(s) producer
Editor(s) editor
Location(s) location
Cinematography cinematography
Camera setup camera
Running time runtime
Production company(s) company
Distributor distributor
Budget budget
Release
Original network network
Picture format picture_format
Audio format audio_format
First shown in first_run
Original release first_aired (released) – last_aired
Chronology
Preceded by preceded_by
Followed by followed_by
Related shows related
External links
website_title
production_website_title
{{Infobox television
| show_name                = 
| image                    = 
| image_upright            = 
| image_size               = 
| image_alt                = 
| caption                  = 
| show_name_2              = 
| genre                    = <!-- Must be reliably sourced -->
| creator                  = 
| based_on                 = <!-- {{based on|work|author}} -->
| developer                = 
| writer                   = 
| screenplay               = 
| story                    = 
| director                 = 
| creative_director        = 
| presenter                = <!-- Organized by broadcast credit order, with new main cast added to the end of the list -->
| starring                 = <!-- Organized by broadcast credit order, with new main cast added to the end of the list -->
| judges                   = <!-- Organized by broadcast credit order, with new main cast added to the end of the list -->
| voices                   = <!-- Organized by broadcast credit order, with new main cast added to the end of the list -->
| narrated                 = 
| theme_music_composer     = 
| opentheme                = 
| endtheme                 = 
| composer                 = 
| country                  = 
| language                 = 
| num_seasons              = <!-- Or num_series. Increment when new seasons/series begin. See template documentation for more info.-->
| num_episodes             = <!-- Value is incremented when new episodes air. See template documentation for more info.-->
| list_episodes            = 
| executive_producer       = 
| producer                 = 
| editor                   = 
| location                 = 
| cinematography           = 
| camera                   = 
| runtime                  = <!-- Reliable source required -->
| company                  = 
| distributor              = 
| budget                   = 
| network                  = 
| picture_format           = 
| audio_format             = 
| first_run                = <!-- The nation in which the series first aired, if different from country parameter -->
| released                 = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| first_aired              = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| last_aired               = <!-- {{End date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| preceded_by              = 
| followed_by              = 
| related                  = <!-- To be used only for remakes, spin-offs, and adaptations -->
| website                  = <!-- Remove or comment out this parameter line completely if URL exists on or is moved to Wikidata -->
| website_title            = 
| production_website       = 
| production_website_title = 
}}

Parameters

Link people only if they have articles. Any data intended to be in small size characters should use {{Small|...}} instead of <small>...</small>. For most of the fields below, if there are multiple entries, separate them using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.

Parameter Explanation
show_name The name of the television program, film or miniseries. Use the full name and do not wikilink it.
image A suitable image relevant to the show. The image does not need to be wikilinked and should exclude "File:" e.g. Example.png Typically the image will be the series' title card, although this is not mandated. Free content should be used where available.
image_upright Use of this parameter is preferred to using "image_size", as it allows autosizing of images according to user preferences. By default the infobox image scales to upright=1.13, (which is 1.13 x 220 px if the default thumbnail size has not been changed at Special:Preferences) The size should not be set to a value that would result in an image width greater than 300px. See help below for guidance on determining the value to be used.
image_size Width of the image in pixels, excluding "px". If not specified the image width defaults to the value explained above in "image_upright". The size should not be set greater than 300px.
image_alt Alt text, as required by MOS:ALT. It may include wikilinks.
caption A caption explaining the image. An image of the title card including the title logo, or the logo only, of the show does not need a caption.
show_name_2 "Also known as", i.e. other names by which the show is known. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
genre The genre of the show. Examples listed at Film and television genres. Link if an article is available. Genres must be reliably sourced.
creator The show's creator or creators. This should be used over developer if the show is based on original material i.e. Lost or Law & Order, unless a reliable source attributes a person with the title "creator". Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
based_on Insert the title of the source material and the name(s) of the source material writer(s). Use this field in conjunction with screenplay and story where applicable (i.e. "Screen story") if films are based on previously produced or published material, such as books, plays, articles, old screenplays etc. Use {{based on}} or similar formatting where possible. Do not use this field where the source material is ambiguous.
developer The show's developer or developers. This should be used over creator if the show is based on non-original material i.e. The Walking Dead or Smallville, unless a reliable source attributes a person with the title "developer". Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
writer The show's writer or writers. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Do not use if the show has many (5+) writers.
screenplay Used for television films. Insert the name(s) of the screenplay writer(s). Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible
story Used for television films. Insert the name(s) of the story writer(s). Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
director The show's director. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
creative_director The show's creative director. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
presenter The show's presenter or presenters. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Presenters are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new presenters joined the show. Years and/or seasons should not be included.
starring The show's star or stars. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Cast are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new cast joined the show. Years and/or seasons should not be included.
judges If the show involves judges, list them here, separated using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Judges are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new judges joined the show. Years and/or seasons should not be included.
voices Any voice artists used in the show. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Cast are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new cast joined the show. Years and/or seasons should not be included.
narrated The show's narrator or narrators (if applicable). Years and/or seasons should not be included.
theme_music_composer The name of the composer of the show's theme music.
opentheme The name of the opening theme for the show.
endtheme The name of the ending theme for the show.
composer The principal composer or composers providing incidental music for the show's episodes.
country The show's country of origin. Do not use flag icons, as this places an unnecessary emphasis on nationality - see MOS:FLAG for a detailed rationale. Do not link to a country article, e.g., [[United States]], per WP:OVERLINK.
language The original language or languages of the show. Do not link to a language article, e.g., [[English language|English]], per WP:OVERLINK.
num_seasons
or num_series
The number of seasons (US) or series (UK) produced. Use one or the other, not both. The parameter should only be incremented once the first episode of that season or series has aired, or if a reliable source confirms production has commenced. An inline citation is required if the total number of seasons produced is greater than the number aired.
num_episodes The number of episodes released. This parameter should only be incremented when new episodes air or when a reliable source can confirm that an episode has finished production. An inline citation is required if the total number of episodes produced is greater than the number aired, such as in the case of a show being cancelled.
list_episodes If a Wikipedia "List of" article exists for the show's episodes, put its name here. Do not use a link (i.e. do not include [[ ]]).
Production-specific
executive_producer The executive producer or producers of the show. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
producer The producer or producers of the show. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
editor Content editor or editors of a current affairs/political show such as Newsnight. Not film editors.
location Production location, i.e. where the show is/was shot. Leave blank if same as country of origin above.
cinematography The director of cinematography or lead cameraman.
camera Either Single-camera or Multi-camera.
runtime Episode duration. Should not include commercials and should be approximated, e.g. "22–26 minutes" for most half-hour shows.
company The names of the production company or companies that funded/organized series production. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. Note: sub-contractors hired to perform production work, e.g. animation houses, special effects studios, post-production facilities etc. should not be included here, as this may create confusion about the nation(s) of origin. Instead, use sourced prose in the article's Production section to explain these details.
distributor The names of the distributor companies. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}.
budget Used for television films. The budget of the television film or miniseries.
Broadcast-specific
network The original network(s) on which the show has appeared. Do not add foreign broadcasters here. Use links if articles are available.
picture_format The video or film format in which the show is or was originally recorded or broadcast.
(Black-and-white, Film, 405-line, NTSC (480i), PAL (576i), SECAM (576i), HDTV 720p, HDTV 1080i. Do not use "SDTV" as it is ambiguous.)
audio_format The format in which the show's sound is broadcast.
(Monaural, Stereophonic, Surround.)
first_run The country or region where the show was first broadcast. Omit if the same country as country of origin above or if the show has only been broadcast in one country or region. Do not link to a corresponding article per WP:OVERLINK.
first_aired or released Date the show first aired on its original network, (first_aired) or was released on streaming media sites such as Netflix. (released) Only insert the date after it has happened. Parameter is not restricted to a "premiere" date. In the event a program airs a full "preview" episode on TV in advance of a premiere, that date should be used instead. Use {{Start date}}(e.g. {{start date|1981|02|26}}) so that the date is included the template's hCalendar microformat, and is properly formatted according to a reader's Wikipedia date and time preferences. Add |df=y if the article uses the dmy date format.
last_aired The first air date of the show's last episode on its original network. Use "present" if the show is ongoing or renewed and {{end date}} if the show is ended. Only insert the last episode's date after it has happened. In some cases the fate of a program might be uncertain, for example if there are no announcements that a show has been renewed. If such a program has not aired a new episode in 12 months, "present" can be changed to the date the last episode aired, using {{end date}}. This does not imply the series has been cancelled, rather that the program "last aired" on that date. This is to prevent programs from being listed as "present" in perpetuity.
Chronological
preceded_by If Show A was a predecessor of Show B, insert the name of Show A and production years.
(Name in italics (linked if possible) followed by year-to-year in parentheses, e.g. ''[[That Ol' Show]]'' (1956–1957).)

This parameter should not be used to indicate a program that preceded another in a television lineup, (i.e. the 8pm show vs the 8:30pm show) or to indicate what show replaced another in a specific time slot. (ex: Temperatures Rising held the 8pm time slot before being replaced by Happy Days)

followed_by If Show A was a successor of Show B, insert the name of Show A and production years (as for preceded_by above).

This parameter should not be used to indicate a program that followed another in a television lineup, (i.e. the 8pm show vs the 8:30pm show) or to indicate what show replaced another in a specific time slot. (ex: Temperatures Rising held the 8pm time slot before being replaced by Happy Days)

related Related TV shows, i.e. remakes, spin-offs, adaptations for different audiences, etc.
(For example, The Office (UK TV series) and The Office (US TV series); The Upper Hand and Who's the Boss?; etc.) Note that simply sharing crossover episodes does not make series related.
External links
website The show's official website (usually hosted by the network or production company). Only enter the URL; formatting is automatic. (Do not use {{URL}} in this parameter.) If the URL exists on Wikidata or is moved to Wikidata this whole parameter line needs to be removed or commented out.
website_title The name of the official website. If omitted, the default title is "Website".
production_website A secondary official website (usually hosted by the network or production company). Only enter the URL; formatting is automatic. (Do not use {{URL}} in this parameter.)
production_website_title The name of the production website. If omitted, the default title is "Production website".

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.


Calculating "image_upright"

The image_upright parameter, and image2_upright and logo_upright where applicable, is/are provided so as to facilitate the use of scalable images in this infobox, in accordance with the instructions at WP:IMAGESIZE, which advises against the use of px (e.g. thumb|300px), as this forces a fixed image width. Scalable images respect the user's base preference (which may have been selected for that user's particular devices). Module:InfoboxImage, which is used in this infobox, accommodates the use of scaling. However, setting the appropriate scale is slightly more complex than setting a raw "px" value. This guide provides a quick conversion table to make the process of setting a scale easier. It is based on a default thumbnail setting of 220px.

"px" setting image_upright=
180 0.81
190 0.86
200 0.9
210 0.95
220 1.00
225 1.02
230 1.05
235 1.07
240 1.09
245 1.11
250 1.14
255 1.16
260 1.18
265 1.2
270 1.23

Example

House
House logo.svg
Also known as House, M.D., Dr. House
Genre
Created by David Shore
Starring
Opening theme "Teardrop" by Massive Attack
Composer(s)
  • Jason Derlatka
  • Jon Ehrlich
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 177 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network Fox
Picture format
Original release November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16) – May 21, 2012 (2012-05-21)
Chronology
Related shows Nurse Jeffrey
External links
Website
{{Infobox television
| show_name          = House
| image              = House logo.svg
| show_name_2        = ''House, M.D.'', ''Dr. House''
| genre              = {{Plainlist|
* [[Medical drama]]
* [[Black comedy]]
}}
| creator            = [[David Shore]]
| starring           = {{Plainlist|
* [[Hugh Laurie]]
* [[Lisa Edelstein]]
* [[Omar Epps]]
* [[Robert Sean Leonard]]
* [[Jennifer Morrison]]
* [[Jesse Spencer]]
* [[Peter Jacobson]]
* [[Kal Penn]]
* [[Olivia Wilde]]
* [[Amber Tamblyn]]
* [[Odette Annable]]
* [[Charlyne Yi]]
}}
| opentheme          = "[[Teardrop (song)|Teardrop]]" by [[Massive Attack]]
| composer           = {{Plainlist|
* Jason Derlatka
* Jon Ehrlich
}}
| country            = United States
| language           = English
| num_seasons        = 8
| num_episodes       = 177
| list_episodes      = List of House episodes
| executive_producer = {{Plainlist|
* [[Paul Attanasio]]
* [[Katie Jacobs]]
* David Shore
* [[Bryan Singer]]
* Thomas L. Moran
* [[Russel Friend]]
* [[Garrett Lerner]]
* [[Greg Yaitanes]]
* [[Hugh Laurie]]
}}
| runtime            = 42 minutes
| company            = {{Plainlist|
* [[Heel and Toe Films]]
* [[Shore Z Productions]]
* [[Bad Hat Harry Productions]]
* [[NBC Universal Television Studio]] {{small|(2004–07)}}
* [[Universal Media Studios]] {{small|(2007–11)}}
* [[Universal Television]] {{small|(2011–12)}}
}}
| distributor        = [[NBCUniversal Television Distribution]]
| network            = [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]]
| picture_format     = {{Plainlist|
* [[480i]]
* [[HDTV]] [[720p]]
}}
| audio_format       = 
| first_aired        = {{Start date|2004|11|16}}
| last_aired         = {{End date|2012|5|21}}
| related            = ''[[Nurse Jeffrey]]''
| website            = http://web.archive.org/web/20120603011341/http://www.fox.com/house/
}}

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Infobox television

Infobox used for articles about television shows.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Show Nameshow_name

The show's name.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringrequired
Imageimage

An image relevant to the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Pageoptional
Captioncaption

A caption explaining the image.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Show Name 2show_name_2

Also known as, i.e. other names by which the show is known.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Genregenre

The genre of the show. Examples listed at Film and television genres.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Creatorcreator

The show's creator or creators.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Based onbased_on

The work(s) that the show is based on.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Developerdeveloper

The show's developer or developers.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Writerwriter

The show's writer or writers.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Directordirector

The show's director.

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empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Creative Directorcreative_director

The show's creative director.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Presenterpresenter

The show's presenter or presenters.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Starringstarring

The show's star or stars.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Judgesjudges

If the show involves judges, list them here

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Voicesvoices

Any voice artists used in the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
narratednarrated

The show's narrator or narrators (if applicable)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Theme Music Composertheme_music_composer

The name of the composer of the show's theme music.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Open Themeopentheme

The name of the opening theme for the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
End Themeendtheme

The name of the ending theme for the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Composercomposer

The principal composer or composers providing incidental music for the show's episodes.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Countrycountry

The show's country of origin.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Languagelanguage

The original language or languages of the show

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Number Seasonsnum_seasons

The number of seasons (US) or series (UK) produced.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Number of Episodesnum_episodes

The number of episodes released.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
List Episodeslist_episodes

List of article exists for the show's episodes

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Executive Producerexecutive_producer

The executive producer or producers of the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Producerproducer

The producer or producers of the show.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Editoreditor

Content editor or editors of a current affairs/political show

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Locationlocation

Production location

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Cinematographycinematography

The director of cinematography or lead cameraman.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Cameracamera

Either Single-camera or Multi-camera.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Run Timeruntime

Episode duration.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Companycompany

The names of the production companies.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Distributordistributor

The names of the distributor companies.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Networknetwork

The original network/networks on which the show appeared or appears.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Picture Formatpicture_format

The video or film format in which the show is or was originally recorded or broadcast.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Audio Formataudio_format

The format in which the show's sound is broadcast.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
First Runfirst_run

The country or region where the show was first broadcast.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
First Airedfirst_aired

Date the show first aired.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Lineoptional
Last Airedlast_aired

The original air date of the show's last episode.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Lineoptional
Preceded Bypreceded_by

If Show A was a predecessor of Show B, insert the name of Show A and production years.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Followed Byfollowed_by

If Show A was a successor of Show B, insert the name of Show A and production years

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Relatedrelated

Related TV shows.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Websitewebsite

The show's official website

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Website Titlewebsite_title

The name of the official website. If omitted, the default title is 'Website'.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Production Websiteproduction_website

A secondary official website (usually hosted by the network or production company).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
Production Website Titleproduction_website_title

The name of the production website. If omitted, the default title is 'Production website'.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional

Microformat

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