How to change from TV Movie to TV Special?

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I found that Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 2 (1977) (TV) - described in IMDb searches as a TV Movie - is a TV Special, in fact one of six or more, broadcast by CBS at each 6 months. It does not fit with other titles in this "odd series", and it would be incorrect to re-title these specials as a TV Series.
The tools available for contributors to change the format are not sufficient, as "TV" is common to both movies and specials.
Help!
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Artemis-9,

For each title, go to the Keywords section and type tv-special, which will change the main title display from TV Movie to TV Special.

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any more questions.


IMDb Help Desk Page
Submission Guide: Keywords

Special keywords

There are some keywords that trigger specific display functions on the site:

tv-special Affects the display of a title; it will say 'TV special' instead of 'TV movie' at the top of the page. Also acts like the non-fiction keyword


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I did not believe you! Such a dirty trick... but it worked!!!

So, I'm only thanking you now, after having seen the result on the Search page.

A mystery remains, though: two of those specials that were entered by me were showing "TV Movie", but I would swear in court that I had pressed the right button, for "TV Special", on the New Title Page... Is there a ghost altering what one enters to the database without prior notice? I'm not one to go check if my updates are as I sent them, but I trusted IMDb that they were, safe for further corrections updated later. (I already corrected those two new titles, and your "magic receipt" worked, too.)
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I believe you have to add the keyword even though you have selected the correct category in the title form. It would be helpful if IMDb would add the keyword automatically.
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I totally agree with you.

More: if your assumption is right, IMDb files structure, and the instructions for adding new files/titles, are not properly formatted.