Has a show been released on DVD/Blu-ray?
TVShowsOnDVD has a Facebook page where a weekly post lists new TV DVD/Blu-ray releases. Unfortunately Facebook is not very searchable so finding if a show has been released on DVD/Blu-ray in the past is a challenge. The Digital Bits has news on DVD/Blu-ray releases for both TV and movies. The site is searchable but does not have information for every release. Another site with news on DVD/Blu-ray releases for both TV and movies is the DVD Calendar on Metacritic.com . However their search does not appear to include this information. There is also Amazon.com which lists a lot of TV DVD/Blu-ray that have been released.
Where can I see the shows?
To check if the show is airing on TV or cable channels the TV schedules section of the Episode Guide info page has a number of free on-line guides that can be searched.
To find if and where a TV show is streaming an aggregator can be used. A TV show can be searched and they will tell you which streaming services have the shows. They generally include both paid and free services, and can also be used for movies. These aggregators include JustWatch , Realgood , and Yidio .
Where does the info in the guides come from?
Much of the info comes from the credits of the show. For shows that do not have on screen titles they come from newspaper TV listings or the on-line guides. Synopses are adapted from various TV listings and typically are changed slightly. In May 2023 I wrote a program to get TV episode information from IMDB.com so credits now might come from there.
How did you get started doing the guides?
I was inspired to do my first guide by one of Michael Brown's (Mr Vidiot) early guides. My guide was the 1980's Alfred Hitchcock Presents guide and was first posted on the Internet in 1988. Over the years I have done various others though most are not that detailed. The guides were posted in Usenet Newsgroups and put on various archive sites. In June 1996 I created a section on a website for the guides. In July 1999 they were moved to the Inner Mind website adding pictures, sounds, and other things.
In July 2010 and again in March 2020 I gave the Episode Guide section of the website a makeover. Details about this are in the About Website section of this site.
How often are the guides updated?
For shows with new episodes airing they are updated every month or so. For other shows they are only updated if there is new information.
Can you add a link to my web site?
Presently I only link to sites with many guides or much TV info. If you have a site like this contact me. For sites for single shows see the General Sites section as some of these are sites for that purpose.
What are spoilers?
Spoilers are a term often used in TV and movie related Usenet Newsgroups and websites. They refer to giving away plot details or twists in an episode. I try to make the synopses in my guides not have any major spoilers. In a few cases I thought even TV Guide gave away too much and changed the synopses to remove them.
Where can I find guides not on your site?
Do you work for any of the shows on the site?
No, I'm a fan just like you.
Where did you get the pictures?
They come from various sources. The ones with web sites are listed in the Miscellaneous section.
Where do the quotes come from?
Originally most came from Wikiquote which as its name suggests is a repository of quotes. Besides TV it has sections for films, people, literary works, proverbs, and other things. However since I started doing the quotes in 2011 fewer and fewer TV shows are being added and updated. In August 2022 I wrote a program to get TV show episode quotes from IMDB.com and quotes now might come from there.
A few were posted in usenet newsqroups long before Wikiquote came about. The only one I contributed to is for Eerie Indiana.
What quotes program is used?
The program used to pick a random quote is PHP-Fortune by Henrik Aasted Sorensen. Info on it can be found on his website . I added code for selecting the TV shows and displaying the quote.