Q. How do I cite and reference an episode of a TV show?



Writer(s) last name, Initial. (Writer) & Director(s) last name, Initial. (Director). (Year, Month Day). Title of episode in sentence case (Season #, Episode #) [TV series episode]. In P. Producer (Role/Contribution), Title of television series in sentence case and italics. Broadcasting Network or Distributor.


Vitti, J. (Writer) & Moore, R. (Director). (1993, October 7). Cape Feare (Season 5, Episode 2) [TV series episode]. In D. Mirkin, J. L. Brooks, M. Groening, & S. Simon (Executive Producers), The Simpsons. Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

In-text citation (paraphrase):

(Writer's last name et. al., year)

In-text citation (direct quote):

(Writer's last name et. al., year, timestamp)

*timestamp format in 00:00


(Vitti et. al,, 1993)


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  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
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  • Answered By Ethan Allard

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