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Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:01 pm

Where are the season and episode lists being taken from for Wheeler Dealers? I see some of the later seasons have been changed recently.

Is this series a candidate for being locked once a decision is made as to the authoritative source of season and episode numbering?

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Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:14 am

Looks like the reorganization of the seasons is based on Discovery UK numbering , Discovery UK being the original network for that show.
See : https://www.discoveryuk.com/series/wheeler-dealers/

The trick is that, after season 10, several seasons have been premiering on other networks (Velocity, Motortrend), each one using a different season's numbering…

The previous numbering on TVDB ended with 21 seasons:
  • former Saison 11 on TVDB : 11 & 12 Velocity
    Saison 12 : 13 & 14 Velocity
    Saison 13 : 15 & 16 Velocity
    Saison 14 : 17 Velocity
    Saison 15 : 18 Velocity
    Saison 16 : 19 Velocity
    Saison 17 : 20 MotorTrend
    Saison 18 : 21 MotorTrend
Now, TVDB is showing Discovery UK seasons numbering, but with other channels air dates…

There is the saying for this in French: "Une chatte n'y retrouverait pas ses petits" (A cat would not find her young there)…

Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:14 am

Shouldn’t the series numbering be based on the network where that series originally aired. So the number from the right column. This is is what it was a couple days ago.

Ultimately I don’t really care, but what I do care about is that once a decision is made it’s stuck to so we have some consistency.

Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:49 pm

Agreed this is not the first time episodes have been bounced around on this series.
Please make a final ruling on this and stick to it, every time this changes we have to rename all the files to keep it correct.

Like mike2468 said I don't really care how they are listed but the consistency is the most important thing.