Cast for series vs episode

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For a series with different guests each week, I understood that you do not want the cast list for the main series to include a multitude of names from individual episodes. But I'm seeing that, and working on Linehan now it is your own staff that is doing that.
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George: If you mean that IMDb happens to display every person who has been in even one episode of a TV series in the cast list on the main page for the series ... that is what they intend to do. You can see this on pages such as https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3697842/fullcredits, for example, which lists the full cast for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", a talk show that airs 5 days a week. I don't know how many people are on that list just from appearing in only 1 episode, but it's a very high number. That's not a problem, though, since IMDb has chosen to display that full list.

If you mean that when you are originally submitting a TV series to the database as a series, you should only identify the regular cast members and not the people making one-time appearances, that is correct. But once episodes start being added to a series with the cast for each episode being entered, that information will take precedence over the cast submitted with the original submission of the series data.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks gromit82, that was new to me. Maybe they should instead of listing everyone as Cast create a division for guests.
At the moment on Linehan I'd like them to put Linehan as the main show image instead of Cannell, which was the first I uploaded. They don't offer a way to correct images.
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Also wondering now, they say no images with watermarks. But they have accepted an image with a TV network logo.
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TV network logo is not exactly a watermark and since some titles were never seen on home video there might be exceptions. However, I don't know for sure so we'll need someone from IMDb staff to further clarify on that. 
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Hi George,

Please see this guide which explains how to report a photo to our data editors.

Regards,
Will
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Will: I looked at the guide, and I could not figure out how to request a change in the primary image for a TV show, when all the images are stills rather than posters.

In this case, we are dealing with the photo gallery at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210427/mediaindex. It appears that an image of one of the show's guests, Stephen J. Cannell, has been chosen as the primary image. But it would be preferable to use an image of the host, Brian Linehan, instead.

I could not find a "suggest as primary image" option for the latter photo.
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I Reported on the main image with an explanation. My submission was declined, saying "Does not meet contribution guidelines."
I  did think they were making an effort to choose the relevant title images.