Frequently Asked Question

3. Adding new content
Last Updated a year ago

In order to add new content to TheTVDB, you must ensure you’ve taken all measures to confirm that the content does not already exist on the site. This will prevent duplicate entries and keep the site organized and clean. To confirm, you must:

  • Search the TVDB: We’ve made vast improvements to our search engine in this update and we now support an aliases system that has been optimized. Please search for your records before creation, they may already exist!
  • Read through this KnowledgeBase: We have rules, style guides and more defined for how we expect items to be entered. Items that do not follow our guidelines are subject to deletion without notice. We even have a list of known problematic series that may just answer your question.
  • Do not add adult films or series. These types of entries will be immediately deleted upon detection.
  • Search any other titles/aliases that may have been associated with the content: a quick Google search can help you find alternate titles that a piece of content may have been called in the past, including foreign titles (e.g. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
    • If possible, try searching for the title you are looking for in both the series/film’s native language and English — the content may just be missing a translation.

If, after all this, you’re confident that you’ve found a piece of content that doesn’t exist yet on TheTVDB, you can proceed with adding it to the site.

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