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APA TV/Radio Broadcast Citation

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How to Cite a TV/Radio Broadcast in APA

Use the following template to cite a TV/Radio broadcast using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA and Chicago styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation maker for TV and Radio.

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Citing an episode from TV or radio show

APA format structure:

Writer, A. (Writer), & Director, A. (Director). (Year of Airing). Episode title [Television series episode]. In Executive Producer, A. (Executive Producer), TV series name. City, State of original channel: Channel.

APA format example:

Kang, K. (Writer), & Fryman, P. (Director). (2006). Slap bet [Television series episode]. In Bays, C. (Executive Producer), How I met your mother. Los Angeles, CA: Columbia Broadcasting System.

Note: When citing a TV show or episode, keep in mind:

  • IMDB is a great resource for finding the information needed for your citation (Director, Writer, Executive Producer, etc.) This information can also be found in the opening and closing credits of the show.

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Cornell and Trinity.

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