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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

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Referencing a television series

When referencing a TV series, use the executive producer(s) as the author. When the series spans multiple years, separate the years with an en dash (–), or replace the second year with the word "present" if the series is still airing. For example:

Producer, A., Producer, B., & Producer, C. (Executive producers). (Date range). Title of series in italic sentence case [TV series]. Production Company.

Fellowes, J., Neame, G., & Eaton, R. (2010–2015). Downton abbey [TV series]. ITV Studios. 


Reference list entry

Fellowes, J., Neame, G., & Eaton, R. (2010–2015). Downton abbey [TV series]. ITV Studios.

In-text citations

Fellowes et al. (2010–2015) depict...

... (Fellowes et al., 2010–2015).

Referencing a television series episode

When referencing an episode of a TV series, include the writer(s) and director of the episode and note their roles in parentheses. Provide the series/season and episode number after the title in parentheses. For example:

Writer, A. & Director, A. (Date). Title of episode in sentence case (Series/Season number, Episode number) [TV series episode]. In Producer, A (Executive Producer), Title of series in italic sentence case. Production Company.

Moran, D. (Writer), Linehan, G. (Writer & Director), & Wood, N. (Director). (2000). Cooking the books (Series 1, Episode 1) [TV series episode]. In W. Burdett-Coutts (Executive producer), Black books. Big Talk.


Reference list entry

Moran, D. (Writer), Linehan, G. (Writer & Director), & Wood, N. (Director). (2000). Cooking the books (Series 1, Episode 1) [TV series episode]. In W. Burdett-Coutts (Executive producer), Black books. Big Talk.

In-text citations

Moran et al. (2000) represent ... 

... (Moran, et al., 2000).

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