How to cite a TV show in AMA

AMA TV show citation

To cite a TV show in a reference entry in AMA style 11st edition include the following elements:

  1. Creator(s) or Director(s): Give the last name, and initials of the director(s) and/or creator(s) (e.g. Watson J.).
  2. Title of the TV show: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Place of publication: Give the name of the city in which the publishing entity was located at the time of publication.
  4. Broadcasting company: Give the name of the broadcasting company.
  5. Year of publication: Give the year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a TV show in AMA style 11st edition:

Creator(s) or Director(s). Title of the TV show [Television Series]. Place of publication: Broadcasting company; Year of publication.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:


A TV show with two directors

Benioff CD, Weiss DB. Game of Thrones [Television series]. New York, NY: HBO; 2011.

A TV show with one director

Atwood M. The Handmaid's Tale. [Television series]. United States: Hulu; 2017.

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