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Infobox television is used to create an infobox which summarizes the main information of a particular television or internet program and can also be used for television films.

Usage

show_name
Alt text for image
caption
Also known as'show_name_2'
native_name
Genregenre
Created bycreator
Based onbased_on
Developed bydeveloper
Written bywriter
Screenplay byscreenplay
Story bystory
Directed bydirector
Creative director(s)creative_director
Presented bypresenter
Starringstarring
Judgesjudges
Voices ofvoices
Narrated bynarrated
Theme music composertheme_music_composer
Opening themeopentheme
Ending themeendtheme
Composer(s)composer
Country of origincountry
Original language(s)language
No. of seasonsnum_seasons
No. of episodesnum_episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)executive_producer
Producer(s)producer
News editor(s)news_editor
Production location(s)location
Cinematographycinematography
Animator(s)animator
Editor(s)editor
Camera setupcamera
Running timeruntime
Production company(s)company
Distributordistributor
Budgetbudget
Release
Original networknetwork
Picture formatpicture_format
Audio formataudio_format
First shown infirst_run
Original releasefirst_aired (released) –
last_aired
Chronology
Preceded bypreceded_by
Followed byfollowed_by
Related showsrelated
External links
Website
Production website
{{Infobox television
| italic_title         = 
| show_name            = 
| image                = 
| image_upright        = 
| image_size           = 
| image_alt            = 
| caption              = 
| show_name_2          = 
| native_name          = <!-- {{Infobox name module|language|title}} or {{Infobox name module|title}} -->
| 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             = 
| news_editor          = <!-- Content editor or editors of a current affairs/political show such as Newsnight. -->
| location             = <!-- Nation the series was filmed in, if different from the nation of origin. -->
| cinematography       = 
| animator             = 
| editor               = <!-- Film editors -->
| camera               = <!-- Either Single-camera or Multi-camera -->
| runtime              = <!-- Reliable source required -->
| company              = <!-- Production companies only -->
| 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; use |website_title= to change the display title. -->
| production_website   = <!-- use |production_website_title= to change the display title. -->
}}

Parameters

Link people only if they have articles. For most of the fields below, if there are multiple entries, separate them using {{Plainlist}} or {{Unbulleted list}}. When adding data to fields, do not use small text as this reduces the size of the text to below 85% of the page font size. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Accessibility#Text for more information.

Parameter Explanation
italic_title Set if the title should not be italicized.
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_size Width of the image in pixels, excluding "px". If not specified the image width defaults to the value explained in |image_upright=. The size should not be set greater than 300px.
image_upright Use of this parameter is preferred to using |image_size=, as it allows auto-sizing of images according to user preferences. By default the infobox image scales to upright=1.13 (which is 1.13 × 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_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.
native_name Insert the native title using the {{Infobox name module}} template if it is different from the displayed title; please visit that template's page for full instructions. This parameter is for the native title only, i.e. it should not be used to add translated titles to the infobox. Example: {{Infobox name module|ta|பாசமலர்}} will display the Tamil native name in the infobox – "ta" is the ISO 639 code for Tamil.
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".
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=.
writer The show's writer or writers. Do not use if the show has many (5+) writers.
screenplay Used for television films. Insert the name(s) of the screenplay writer(s). 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). 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.
creative_director The show's creative director.
  • presenter
  • host
The show's presenters. Presenters are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new presenters joined the show. Years or seasons should not be included.
starring The show's starring cast. Cast are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new cast joined the show. Character names, years, or seasons should not be included.
judges If the show involves judges, list them here. Judges are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new judges joined the show. Years or seasons should not be included.
voices Any voice artists used in the show. Cast are listed in original credit order followed by order in which new cast joined the show. Character names, years, or seasons should not be included.
narrated The show's narrators (if applicable). Years 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:INFOBOXFLAG 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
  • 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. 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.
producer The producer or producers of the show.
news_editor This field should be used to indicate the senior reporter who oversees the writing of news and magazine video content for a current affairs/political show such as Newsnight.
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.
animator The animator or animators of the show.
editor The film editor(s).
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. 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 original distribution company or companies.
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. Note that aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 etc) are not a format and should not be included.
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
  • 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. The 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|2|26}}) so that the date is included in 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; Do not use {{URL}} as formatting is automatic. If the URL exists on Wikidata this field may be omitted. If the Wikidata URL is no longer valid, it may be suppressed by using |website=hide.
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" (for example: 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.

  • 170pxupright=0.75
  • 180pxupright=0.8
  • 190pxupright=0.85
  • 200pxupright=0.9
  • 210pxupright=0.95
  • 220pxupright=1
  • 230pxupright=1.05
  • 240pxupright=1.1
  • 250pxupright=1.15
  • 260pxupright=1.2
  • 270pxupright=1.23
  • 280pxupright=1.25
  • 290pxupright=1.3
  • 300pxupright=1.35

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Infobox television

Infobox used on articles about television and web programs.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Italic titleitalic_title

Set if the title should not be italicized.

Stringoptional
Show nameshow_name name

The name of the television program, film or miniseries. Use the full name and do not wikilink it.

Stringrequired
Imageimage

An image relevant to the show.

Filesuggested
Image sizeimage_size

Width of the image in pixels, excluding "px". If not specified the image width defaults to the value explained in "image_upright". The size should not be set greater than 300px.

Numberoptional
Image uprightimage_upright

Use of this parameter is preferred to using "image_size", as it allows auto-sizing of images according to user preferences. By default the infobox image scales to upright=1.13 (which is 1.13 × 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.

Numberoptional
Image altimage_alt

Alt text, as required by MOS:ALT. It may include wikilinks.

Stringoptional
Image captioncaption

A caption explaining the image.

Stringoptional
Additional show namesshow_name_2

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

Stringoptional
Native namenative_name

Native title. Should only be used, if the native title differs from the common film title.

Stringoptional
Genregenre

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

Stringoptional
Creatorcreator

The show's creator or creators.

Stringoptional
Based onbased_on

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.

Stringoptional
Developerdeveloper

The show's developer or developers.

Stringoptional
Writerwriter

The show's writer or writers.

Stringoptional
Screenplayscreenplay

Used for television films. Insert the name(s) of the screenplay writer(s). Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers.

Stringoptional
Storystory

Used for television films. Insert the name(s) of the story writer(s). Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers.

Stringoptional
Directordirector

The show's director.

Stringoptional
Creative directorcreative_director

The show's creative director.

Stringoptional
Presenterpresenter host

The show's presenters.

Stringoptional
Starringstarring

The show's starring cast.

Stringoptional
Judgesjudges

If the show involves judges, list them here.

Stringoptional
Voice actorsvoices

Any voice artists used in the show.

Stringoptional
Narratorsnarrated

The show's narrators (if applicable).

Stringoptional
Theme music composertheme_music_composer music

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

Stringoptional
Opening themeopentheme

The name of the opening theme for the show.

Stringoptional
Ending themeendtheme

The name of the ending theme for the show.

Stringoptional
Composercomposer

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

Stringoptional
Countrycountry

The show's country of origin.

Stringoptional
Languagelanguage

The original language or languages of the show.

Stringoptional
Number of seasonsnum_seasons num_series

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

Numberoptional
Number of episodesnum_episodes

The number of episodes released.

Numberoptional
List of episodes articlelist_episodes

The show's List of episodes article.

Pageoptional
Executive producerexecutive_producer

The executive producer or producers of the show.

Stringoptional
Producerproducer

The producer or producers of the show.

Stringoptional
News editornews_editor

Content editor or editors of a current affairs/political show

Stringoptional
Locationlocation

The production location.

Stringoptional
Cinematographercinematography

The director of cinematography or lead cameraman.

Stringoptional
Animatoranimator

The animator or animators of the show.

Stringoptional
Editoreditor

The editor or editors.

Stringoptional
Camera setupcamera

Either Single-camera or Multi-camera.

Stringoptional
Run timeruntime

Episode duration. Should not include commercials and should be approximated, e.g. "22–26 minutes" for most half-hour shows.

Stringoptional
Companycompany studio

The names of the production company or companies that funded/organized series production.

Stringoptional
Distributordistributor

The names of the original distribution company or companies.

Stringoptional
Budgetbudget

Used for television films. The budget of the television film or miniseries.

Stringoptional
Networknetwork

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

Stringoptional
Channelchannel

The original channel/channels on which the show appeared or appears.

Stringoptional
Picture formatpicture_format

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

Stringoptional
Audio formataudio_format

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

Stringoptional
First run countryfirst_run

The country or region where the show was first broadcast.

Stringoptional
Releasedreleased

Date the show was released on streaming media sites such as Netflix.

Stringoptional
First aired datefirst_aired

Date the show first aired on its original network.

Stringoptional
Last aired datelast_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.

Stringoptional
Preceded bypreceded_by

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

Pageoptional
Followed byfollowed_by

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

Pageoptional
Relatedrelated

Related TV shows, i.e. remakes, spin-offs, adaptations for different audiences, etc.

Pageoptional
Websitewebsite

The show's official website.

Stringoptional
Website titlewebsite_title

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

Stringoptional
Production websiteproduction_website

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

Stringoptional
Production website titleproduction_website_title

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

Stringoptional

Example

House
House logo.svg
Also known as'House, M.D., Dr. House'
Genre
Created byDavid Shore
Starring
Opening theme"Teardrop" by Massive Attack
Composer(s)
  • Jason Derlatka
  • Jon Ehrlich
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes177 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format
Original releaseNovember 16, 2004 (2004-11-16) –
May 21, 2012 (2012-05-21)
Chronology
Related showsNurse 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]] (2004–07)
* [[Universal Media Studios]] (2007–11)
* [[Universal Television]] (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            = https://web.archive.org/web/20120603011341/http://www.fox.com/house/
}}

Microformat

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 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.

Tracking categories

See also