Is there a way to add every episode of a TV show to a list?

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I want to create a list that basically consists of every episode (or most episodes) of a small handful of TV series. What I'd like is a way to add every episode of one show to a list all at once rather than have to add each episode one by one individually. Is there an actual way to do this?

Ideally I'd like it if you tried to add a series to a list a dialog box or something should pop up saying "Are you trying to add all individual episodes to this list?" giving us the option to add all episodes (perhaps a reminder that one can subtract episodes after adding all).

Just a thought. It'd really find this feature helpful.
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Posted 6 months ago

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Given that we can readily produce a list of episodes with this search feature:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?series=tt0944947&view=simple&count=250
found on many series' top page in the right column under the top-rated episodes:

it would be lovely if IMDb were to implement this suggestion:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/advanced_title_search_should_let_me_copy_the_whole_list_to_another_list

So far as I know, we have no way to mass-add anything to lists. You might want to vote for the idea above.
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Jeorj Euler

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There is a specific file format used for exported IMDb lists and imported accordingly. That format can be followed as far as manually constructing a file or even using a third party mechanism to construct. Such a file could be created and then imported to an IMDb list.
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Jeorj - Can you provide a screenshot and/or url of an existing process for IMporting data into an IMDb list? Or are you suggesting something that COULD be implemented?
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Hi, bderoes. Wait. Are you telling me that it is not possible to copy one list by exporting it and importing into a new one? If there is no import function, then this is hopeless.
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? ?

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/import-list-from-file

Import List from file?
by Albert Dunning
Posted 1 month ago
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Steve, Official Rep
Hi Albert,
There is no method to import files,
although you can export your lists in CSV format.
I am updating this post to an "Idea"
so other users can provide their input
and our team can consider this in future updates.
Thanks!
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Jeorj - of course you can COPY between IMDb lists. That doesn't help the OP, unless he finds a list that someone else has compiled.
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No help here ...

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/adding-more-than-10-000-items-on-a-list
Claire, Official Rep
Yes, I can confirm that all lists are limited to 10,000 items per list
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adhm_mndor
IMDb member since August 2007
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur16489743/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur16489743/lists - 6 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000044903/
I Have! - Created 27 February 2011 - 10,000 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051315419/
I Have! (2) - Created 12 April 2013 - 10,000 titles
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dautaz
IMDb member since September 2006
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur12163033/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur12163033/lists - 5 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls003790112/
10.00k Stunning Actresses -  Created 18 September 2011 - 10,000 people
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jrrthk7
IMDb member since July 2012
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur34895229/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur34895229/lists - 4 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls057976308/
Movies Watched Part I - Created 9 March 2013 - 10,000 titles
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Keester
IMDb member since April 2009
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur21010397/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur21010397/ratings - 23,792 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur21010397/watchlist - 5.967 Titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur21010397/lists - 13 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls053833496/
All the Short Films I own..and those I've seen, I've rated -  Created 15 July 2013 - 2,162 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050656170/
All the TV Series & Episodes I own..and those I've seen, I've rated part 1 - Created 7 November 2012 - 9,992 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073944490/
All the TV Series & Episodes I own..and those I've seen, I've rated part 3 -  Created 24 January 2015 - 6,049 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls074047442/
All the Movies (Feature & TV) I own..and those I've seen, I've rated part 1 - Created 15 June 2015 - 9,999 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls075265143/
All the TV Series & Episodes I own..and those I've seen, I've rated part 2 - Created 15 September 2014 - 10,000 titles
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ner-50923
IMDb member since October 2015
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur63187567/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur63187567/lists - 5 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls079456949/
People I like - created 14 Oct 2015 - 9,999 names

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063692201/
People I like 2 - created  08 Aug 2016 - 10,000 names
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robertfarrell452
IMDb member since August 2014
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur54354614/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur54354614/lists -  124 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls069297392/
List of television programs by date - Created 14 May 2017 - 10,000 titles
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stevenpastor
IMDb member since June 2013
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur44152867
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur44152867/lists - 46 lists

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls064384300/
2017-FF -  Created 16 March 2017 - 10,000 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls064501614/
2017-03 -  Created 4 March 2017 - 9,999 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066734772/
0 last - Created 23 October 2016 - 9,999 titles

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063284751/
1.0 TopMovie - Created 21 August 2016 - 9,999 titles
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Okay. I incorrectly assumed that there had to be in import function. I've never created an IMDb list before.
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Found these 2 lists today
there has to be many more for TV shows
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Have Gun - Will Travel  (1957-1963)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050025/
Richard Boone   ...    Paladin  (225 episodes, 1957-1963) 
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Have Gun Will Travel ( 1957 TV Series ) -IMDb
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls079569183/
created - 10 Sep 2015
225 titles
by nicholaskellynk
IMDb member since September 2015
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur62437665/
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Have Gun - Will Travel
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063585167/
created - 21 Jun 2016
224 titles
by stiofan-01186
IMDb member since August 2015
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur62366073/
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@Luke Maxwell,

You might try searching for a list someone else has compiled of the episodes you want.

To find such a list, I do this google search:
series title site:imdb.com/list

Then create a list in your account, and copy those titles to your new list. (Be nice and give the origin a mention in your description, preferably using a [link=...] to the source list.)

To verify the list is complete, you can do this search, where you replace tt0199214 with the id for your series, and ls041732382 with the id for your new list. (Be careful to preserve the %21, which is really !, and indicates "not".)
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?series=tt0199214&view=simple&count=250&lists=%21ls041732382