How to Cite a TV Show in AP

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Associated Press is a writing style used for news and editorial writing. Since AP is not an academic writing format, it does not require in-text or reference page citations. However, the titles of works, such as television shows, are written in specific ways in AP style text. The AP guidelines for television show titles follow basic punctuation and grammar rules, and are designed to be clear and understandable.

Television Show in AP Style Text

When including the title of a television show in your AP style text, use quotation marks around the title and capitalize the first word, all principal words and conjunctions and prepositions with four or more letters. A reference to a television show in your text should look like this: The television series "How to Get Away With Murder" premiered in 2014.


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Based in Gatineau, Canada, Kat Walcott has been writing entertainment and informative articles since 2008. Her work has appeared in major publications including Her Campus, Equals6 and Uppercase. She holds an honors diploma in social science from Heritage College and is currently majoring in communication studies and minoring in sexuality studies.

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