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TV Type or Format

How a series is structured.

Dead Pilot
Dead pilots that were never aired on television should not be added to the site. However stand-alone pilots that ended up airing on a network may be added as a Series record, and tagged with this tag.
Docuseries
Episodic Anthology
Anthology series where the story changes episode-by-episode. Ex: Black Mirror, Modern Love
Episodic Reality Competition
Ex: Chopped
Late Night
Ex: The Tonight Show, The Graham Norton Show
Live Event
Ex: Awards Shows, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rent: Live!
Live Sports
Motion Comic
Non-Competition Reality
Ex: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Real Housewives, Deadliest Catch
Non-Story-based Comedy
Comedy series in which you don't necessarily have to watch the episodes in order — there are no cross-episode stories or arcs. Ex: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Reno 911!
Non-Story-based Web Series
Web series in which you don't necessarily have to watch the episodes in order — there are no cross-episode stories or arcs. Ex: Hot Ones
Panel
Ex: 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You
Procedural Drama
Ex: Law & Order, NCIS, Arrow
Season-based Reality Competition
Ex: Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, Top Chef
Sketch
Ex: MADtv, Key & Peele, Drunk History
Sports Talk
Ex: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Around the Horn, Final Score
Stand-Up Comedy Special
Ex: Comedy Central Presents, Def Comedy Jam, Live at the Apollo
Story-based Anthology
Anthology series the story changes season-by-season. Ex: American Horror Story, True Detective, Broadchurch
Story-based Comedy
Comedy series where you must watch all episodes in order. Ex: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Veep, The Good Place
Story-based Drama
Drama series where you must watch all episodes in order. Ex: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Killing Eve
Story-based Miniseries
Ex: Escape at Dannemora, Sharp Objects, Unbelievable
Story-based Web Series
Web series where you must watch all episodes in order.
Telethon
Ex: Red Nose Day, Stand Up to Cancer
Variety
Ex: Saturday Night Live, The Carol Burnett Show