Merging titles of the same Australian talk-show

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Since the Production companies, and the Distributors, of [tt2115160] are the same as of [tt1480165], and "the project" of the talk show remained the same - the title change due only to the energy savings policy and broadcast times in Australia - would it not be sensible to merge the two current titles in IMDb?

I see that has been the option of Wikipedia, that has a good page about it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Project_(Australian_TV_program)
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It looks like a good candidate for a merging, go for it  :) 
(but don't quote Wikipedia to the IMDb) 
 
    Steve
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Artemis-9 -

If these titles are the same, then yes, a merge will be needed.  You can find detailed instructions on how to merge titles on this Help page.  Let us know if you encounter any problems, cheers!
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Well, the theory about merging titles I knew... but the quandrum is that IMDb accepts the two different titles as one being "derived" from the first, when the only thing that happened was a simplification of the title.
See the connection page for the current title,
https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2115160/details?ref_=tt_dt_all

That's why I was unable to do it by myself, and would not dare touch it without Official help...
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Hi Artemis-9 -

Yes, if this is a long-running talk/news show that has changed names over time, it should still be listed with one title page on the site.  As I see this would be quite an undertaking to merge them (based on the number of episodes that will need to be moved over) I have filed a ticket for our editorial team.  Once the merge has been completed I will confirm with you here.  Cheers!
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Hi all,

Thank you for reporting. We've now moved all of the episodes attached to tt2115160 to tt1480165 and merged the associated parent series listings. Any further clean-up of the associated episodes will need to be done by contributors given their knowledge of the series.

Regards,
Will
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Thanks for the prompt action. I had already entered a couple of corrections to the episode I've seen today - but I was not up to a "clean-up" as big as that.