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Okay I'll be honest, I'm not sure if it is just here on this particular tv show I'm trying to edit or if it is happening in other areas. I was looking for information on Sam (1973) and found most missing. I added a poster with no issues, but have not been able to add cast or crew. It keeps it all greyed out. The post is https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/7722-sam

Example: I click Edit, then regular cast, and it shows (Season, name, airdate in a row). When you click on say season it comes up with a message "No records have been added." Says the exact same thing on all three options of season, name and airdate. I just finally gave up after several attempts. This is the first time I've run into this issue and so not sure what the issue is.

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Example: I click Edit, then regular cast, and it shows (Season, name, airdate in a row). When you click on say season it comes up with a message "No records have been added." Says the exact same thing on all three options of season, name and airdate.

Do you see the green button "Add Season Regular" in the middle?!? Here's a screenshot:

https://picload.org/view/ddlloiiw/greenbutton.jpg.html

Yes I see it now it just wasn't there when I asked about this... Hmmm.. I am wondering if the issue I was running into is that the fact that when I started there was NO seasons even added for this show. So as a result it doesn't allow you to add a cast? Not sure if this is accurate.. But at the moment I'm able to add the cast again. Thanks..

Maybe because/if you hadn't added a season first? You have to add seasons, before you can add seasonal crew/cast (be sure they are actually the main cast, guest stars and regular guest stars etc are added on episode level!)

Note: I deleted the creator credit. The info said he is the writer, I don't know if he is actually credited as "created by" or "developed by" or the like? Writers/directors etc should just be added on episode level, if they directed/wrote all eps, they can be added on season level. I spotted the credit "Series Devised by", but what does that mean?

plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought.
a training program should be devised
synonyms: conceive, think up, dream up, work out, formulate, concoct, design, invent

// EDIT: Oh wait, haha you realised it yourself. Yes, that was the issue _^

"Note: I deleted the creator credit. The info said he is the writer, I don't know if he is actually credited as "created by" or "developed by" or the like? Writers/directors etc should just be added on episode level, if they directed/wrote all eps, they can be added on season level.|

Actually John Finch is listed in IMDB as both the creater and writer.

We shouldn't add data based off what IMDb has, but what the actual episode tells us! :) Now I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm not sure what "devised by" truly means, but maybe someone else can give some insight, @lineker @Banana @Patzst?

No problem.. I was just letting you know where I obtained the information I used. I notice on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_(1973_TV_series) it give him writing credit but not the creator credit. So at this point I'm not sure.

Per your comment I did look at each episode and it does clearly show that he was given Writer: John Finch (created and written by)

I would also like to know the answer to what "Devised by..." means.

There are on-screen credits for season 1 and season 2 of Playing it Straight that read like: "Devised by Bob Smith and Mary Jane". Do we add them as a creator? Do we add them as a crew member with the "created by..." credit? (side note: I'm not sure why there is a "created by..." credit available for tv shows if there is already a "creator by..." field in the "Primary Facts" area).

Is there another available credit? Or should I just put in a request on this thread?

I would also like to know the answer to what "Devised by..." means.

I couldn't find a description of the exact role and tasks of a series "deviser". But I think it should be added as a new writing credit (x).

I'm not sure why there is a "created by..." credit available for tv shows if there is already a "creator by..." field in the "Primary Facts" area

There is only one list of crew jobs. But that one should only be used in the movie section. :smiley_cat:

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