TV Show "Previews" count as credits?

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Hey everyone. I tried to find this topic in another thread, but nothing came up. Maybe I'm not using the right terms. I'm in the process of updating credits for a TV show on IMDB and I'm curious about how everyone in each episode needs to be credited. At the end of each episode on this show, there is a "Coming next time" or "Coming next week" preview of the upcoming episode. This is a reality show, so the people appearing in "this week's episode" might be entirely different from the ones in "next week's episode". Are the people appearing in the "preview of next week's episode" to be credited on IMDB for "this week's episode"? I hope that my explanation made sense.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Credits should not be included on an IMDb cast list within the following:
"Here are scenes from next week's episode" or "Previously on..." 

The Cast credits should be from the actual episode and the names should be listed from the opening and closing credits of the program.

I hope this helps. 

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Just for argument's sake:
since IMDb is primarily a credit repository, if the names of people appearing in the upcoming show were credited onscreen, so their registering for the current episode would be legit, right?

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By your definition, I would say yes.
But what do I know! LOL
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It depends. Usually "Previously on" and "Next Episode" do not count as reason for listings for episodes to which such bumpers are attached, but sometimes such bumpers are fictitious (such might count as reason for listing). 

And, of course, IMDb listings which are quite often added despite being uncredited are not the same as credits. Credit-wise many TV shows have main cast credited on every single episode regardless of whether they actually appear in such, as per contract obligation. 
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Following up on this topic, I'm reminded of at least one TV series (Arrested Development), where some of the "On the next..." previews were stand-alone scenes for that episode and had nothing to do with the show's future episodes. 

Nonetheless, I stand by my previous message.