Happy Wednesday everybody!
Today we’s pulling off the silk cloth to unveil our redesigned People pages, which we think you’ll really enjoy.
As you can see, this completely new design repositions the Credits tab from the navigation bar to its rightful place, front-stage and center. We’ve also added much more detail to the Credits on the episode level: Credits are now broken down by show, episode, and character. So if you’re looking for an episode where Tina Fey plays Sarah Palin on SNL, for example, now you can. Additionally, we’ve added a new Photo Slider at the very top of the page to make it easier to find the latest photos of your favorite stars.
Our Cast and Crew Tool has undergone updates, too. It allows users to Add, Edit, or Delete any people who are associated to a Show or Episode. You’ll be able to do this for Cast and for Crew. The new tool also allows you to bulk-import both People and Roles from past episodes into succeeding episodes. Editors will now be able to re-order lists by Role group in the same screen as all other Cast and Crew edits.
We’ve also updated our Cast and Crew Tool, which allows users to Add, Edit, or Delete People associated to any Show or Episode from one screen for Cast and one screen for Crew. The new tool also allows for bulk importing of People and Roles from the previous episode. Editors will now be able to re-order lists by Role group in the same screen as all other Cast and Crew Edits.
We’re excited about these changes, ourselves, and hope you like them as much as we do!
- The TV.com Team
Welcome TV fans!
The TV.com team has been working around the clock on some exciting projects that we’re finally ready to share with you. We’ve freshened things up for you with the goal of making the site faster and easier to get the TV news, info and discussions you’re craving, so today we are taking the wraps off our new homepage and show pages.
A Simpler, Cleaner Homepage
Here’s what’s new:
- Recommendations: Need a recommendation on what to watch tonight? Come back each and every day for our Editor’s Picks and chime in with your own.
- Full Episodes: Want to watch full episodes of your favorite shows online? We’ll now point you to all of your streaming options, from free to subscription to paid sources you might not have known about.
- Favorites List: Add any show to your favorites using our new right hand column module. We’ll display your first five favorites alphabetically with the full list always available for easy access in the black bar at the very top of the site.
- Popular and Trending Lists: As always you can check out our Popular and Trending lists to find the most active pages on TV.com for any given moment.
- Twitter Trends: Do you watch TV with one eye on Twitter? We’re now tracking Twitter trends with yet another right hand column module to let you know what’s being buzzed about in real time.
So much to do! But where do you start? How about commenting on a news story. Then jump headfirst into contributing to one of your favorite shows - even a small addition, like a favorite quote from Community or a piece of trivia from The Wire.
What else is new?
The New Show Pages Are Live!
We are incredibly grateful to all of our fans who posted, emailed and called us with your thoughts over the past few weeks on the beta show pages. With the information we collected, we did some nips and tucks and now have officially launched the new show pages.
If you didn’t have a chance to look at them when they were in beta, click here for a review of the new features and updates, which include:
- Updated look and navigation to get you to what you want faster.
- Find out where to watch your favorite shows (free and paid sources).
- Related Show listings to help you discover new shows based on what you love.
- And much more!
We’re very excited about all of this, and we hope you are too.
All of these changes are aimed at making TV.com the best place for TV fans, so jump in and contribute! Have opinions on our new look? See something that doesn’t look quite right? Want to tell us what you like or what you want more of? Then leave a comment on this post or over at our Get Satisfaction page. We’d love to hear from you!
— The TV.com Team
You may have noticed an announcement pop up this morning while you were visiting your favorite show on TV.com. It looked something like this:
If you clicked on this little teaser, your Glee page went from looking like this:
We’ve taken all the bits from the old TV.com that you loved, given them a polishing, and added a bunch of great new features. Here’s what’s new:
We’ve switched over to a cleaner and lighter look that makes show pages more accessible and easier to use. The new layout is intended to get you to the things you care most about faster and more efficiently, while at the same time making everything easier on the eyes. It also allows us add more information to each page without overwhelming you guys. As you can see, it makes exploration far more effortless.
We’ve moved the navigation tabs to the top of the page so you can get where you’re going faster than ever before. We’ve also made it easier to quickly favorite and rate shows, as well as write a review and watch all the available online episodes.
The Overview page also includes a brief Episode Guide, Show News, Full Episode links, Cast and Crew details, and Fan Reviews.
This is a brand new section! Here you will find full episodes and clips of any show. You can filter by free vs. paid sources and by what will play on your favorite mobile devices.
We’ve even added a nifty little pop-up to each episode image that links directly to the available streaming sources.
At the very bottom of each show page, you’ll find a list of TV Series similar to the one you’re looking at. These are our recommendations for other shows you might like, too. Take the time to browse through the list and let us know if you discover something new!
Our new show pages are just the first of many awesome updates that we have in store for you at TV.com. We’re launching them today in beta to get feedback from our users, so please explore them and tell us what you think! You can leave us a comment on this postor add your feedback to our Get Satisfaction page.
Thank you and enjoy!
Welcome to our brand new TV.com blog - this will be the first place we’ll go to talk about, and get your feedback on, all of the cool new products, features, and updates we’re working on at TV.com. We think we’ve got some really exciting things in store for you guys.
The best thing about this blog is that it offers an outlet for you to give us a direct feedback on the features we add to TV.com. We want to build a better site for you, and because of that we want to keep the dialogue open and honest. So leave us a comment below, or send us an email.
We have a lot of exciting things planned and we can’t wait to share them with you and hear your thoughts, so follow our TV.com blog and check back often!
We’ll be posting our first official update soon. Until then, we’ll see you on TV.com!