How to Cite a TV Show or Radio Broadcast in MLA

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TV/Radio Broadcasts – Any program watched or heard. Information on the writer, director, etc. can often be found on DVD covers (below) or online.

If the source you’re trying to cite is posted on YouTube, this guide on citing a YouTube video in MLA can help!

Structure (radio broadcast):

“Show/Episode Title.” Program Series Name, hosted/produced by First M. Last, Call, City, State, Date Mon. Year.

Station Note: If citing a well known station, the city and state are not needed.

Example:

“Mary Wiseman: Live Long and BEEP.” Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, WNYC, 26 Jan. 2018.

Structure (TV broadcast):

“Show/Episode Title.” Program Series Name, created/produced/directed by First M. Last, season number, episode number, Network Name, Year.

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Example:

“Mountains and Sky Volume 1.” Aerial Series of the Planet Earth, produced by David DeMarcos, Discovery Channel, 2009.

Structure (streaming TV):

“Show/Episode Title.” Program Series Name, created/produced/directed by First M. Last, season number, episode number, Network Name, Year. Streaming service, URL.

Example: 

“About Three Years Later.” New Girl, season 7, episode 1, Fox, 2018. Netflix, www.netflix.com.

In-text Citation Structure: 

(“Shortened Episode Title”)

In-text Citation Example:

(“Mary Wiseman”)

(“Mountains and Sky”)

(“About Three Years Later”)


 

 

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