Here is a screen shot from the pinned post in this forum, entitled “Infuse is now using TMDb for TV shows”, and which is not accepting replies:
Oh dear! TheTVDB is set up the way it is for good reason. Looney Tunes is a great example. Another is the Miss Marple BBC series from 1984-1992.
Wikipedia actually has the most logical presentation of this series. One season, with twelve episodes, one for each story. Some episodes have multiple air dates because they were broken into smaller chunks for broadcast. The BBC website at least has everything on one page.
On TMDB this series is a right mess (search for Miss Marple). Some episodes were broadcast in a single night, so TMDB represents them as movies, whereas some episodes were split over two or three nights, so TMDB considers them to be mini-series and therefore represents them as TV shows. So I end up with 5 movies and 7 TV shows, all for something which should display in my library as a single TV show.
What makes this especially irritating is that Infuse typically does a great job of presenting movies exactly how I want to see them, by taking related movies and grouping them together, such as the 007 movies. But with Miss Marple it’s fundamentally broken, as a direct result of the switch to TMDB.
So what’s the solution? Do we pressure TMDB to change their rules and arrange their content more like TheTVDB does? I am already pursuing that. (UPDATE: According to them they have a universe feature planned to bring together everything in a franchise.) What if they choose to leave things as they are? Is there a way I can tell Infuse that something is a TV show rather than a movie? How do I do that?