Murphy Brown (1988) S11 or (2018) S01

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Murphy Brown (1988) S11 or (2018) S01

Postby databaseguy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:39 pm

The Murphy Brown series from 1988 which ran for 10 seasons has been relaunched in 2018.

On my PLEX server, the new 2018 first-run episodes are being placed in the original Murphy Brown (1988) Season 01 directory.

TheTVDB is listing this relaunch in 2018 as Season 11 of the 1988 series.

Noticed that the "Mission Impossible (1966)" relaunch on TheTVDB is recognized as "Mission Impossible (1988)".

The local Dallas CBS affiliate is labeling the relaunch as S01E01, S01E02, S01E03, etc...

Should "Murphy Brown (2018)" be created?

If yes, should "Murphy Brown (1988) Season 11" be deleted/moved?

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Re: Murphy Brown (1988) S11 or (2018) S01

Postby Imzadi » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm

It's the same series with the same cast and not a remake. So no, it stays as season 11. Just like Will & Grace, Roseanne, The X Files.

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Re: Murphy Brown (1988) S11 or (2018) S01

Postby f8andbethere » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:58 am

Plex is often inconsistent with how it handles shows like these. I wish they'd offer a way to manually point to the correct folder. I regularly have issues with Dateline and several PBS program.

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Re: Murphy Brown (1988) S11 or (2018) S01

Postby skipfire » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:21 pm

Murphy Brown and Will & Grace are both listed as new series by the networks airing them and are now in season 1 and season 2 respectively. All of the episode data from guide sources and the OTA guide data both list them as new series as well. X-Files on the other hand is listed as a continuation by Fox and has season 11. Given that the company that OWNS the shows would seem to be the authoritative source on if it is the same series or not, and then correlating data is needed, TheTVDB should follow that. Further, TheTVDB has linking IDs for systems such as SchedulesDirect but the program ID is not valid for the new seasons as it is only showing the old seasons.