How do you remove and "alternate title" on a television episode?

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The latest Magnum, P.I. episode, Bad Day to Be a Hero, has an alternate title called "Bad Day to Be A Hero". How does one go about removing it. It is incorrectly formatted as the word "a" should not be capitalized in the title. But, I can't seem to find a way to remove it. In fact, I'm a little curious how it got added in the first place.

I should mention that the original title is correct, with the "a" in lower case.
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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Adrian,

I cannot seem to even reach the capacity to manage alternate titles for episodes...
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Yeah, I couldn't find it either. On movies, there is an "alternate title" that you can either add or edit but not for TV episodes.
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It probably got sent by production at the studio with the "a". IMDb probably corrected it.
Since the studio submitted it with the bad format, The IMDb probably listed it as a reference to the "Actual Title" as sent to them.
Speculation of course!
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I sincerely doubt this scenario. As someone who edits literally hundreds of TV shows, episodes are generally entered by a user, not someone at IMDb. I've also never seen an alternate title on a TV episode.

I do not understand why IMDb does not at least issue a warning if you try and capitalize words like "a", "the", "and", etc which are known not to be capitalized except when it is the first word. They issue so many other warnings like "the rest of the cast is unordered" which drive me crazy but not for this?

My guess is that two people entered the episode, one correctly and one with the capital "A" and the system processed both making one the original and one the alternate that now can't be deleted.
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It is possible that the title entry was originally non-episode type and then it was title-corrected into being an episode type and of the series.
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Professionalism in respect to the proper use of Grammar is "a" good thing. Twenty years from now will that professionalism even be noticed or cared about? Your hard work will go unnoticed. That ought to drive you even more crazy! Don't you think so, Adrian?

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Hi Adrian,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I've updated the title text now, this should reflect within 12 hours. 

Have a great day.

Joel 
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Thanks Joel: unless mistaken, this is a first time that I have read a processing time in terms of hours from an IMDb staff, so obviously, things are improving!
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Thanks Joel. I see it has already gone through.