Welcome to the new TV.com - in the UK!

Well as you can see we’ve made a few changes around the place, not only is there a new look, but there’s also a new British focus.

The British community are, and have always been, very important to TV.com and to say thank you for all your input, we’re now turning even more of our attention to you; the top stories are now about UK TV happenings, the listings are British, the community spotlight is regionalised and we're adding more and more UK shows and banners too.

This new regional approach allows us to highlight features, news and TV listings that are more relevant to you--our British users. Fear not though, despite these improvements, you still have complete access to all of the US TV.com content that you know and love.

Without all your input the British community wouldn’t be where it is today, and we hope you continue to let us know what you think of all the developments by leaving your comments below or in this forum thread.

Together, let's build on our already fantastic British community and get everyone involved in moulding the future of TV.com UK. On that point, you should be aware that we are listening to the comments you’ve made so far and we are improving the site accordingly.

Right now, we’re working on giving British users the option to switch to US TV listings, and see which shows the American team are promoting. Don't forget: all US content is still available from the UK site--we're just presenting more UK content, and focussing promotion on stories for UK users and based on UK schedules. PMs have been fixed, additions, deletions and additions can now be made to cast and crew pages, and the reject button is now working for editors.

For a complete list, visit Jaxiecracks' blog--she's updating it regularly to keep you up to date with all of our progression.

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I actually live neither in the States nor in the UK but since the majority of the shows I track are American I am glad this is still my default page. Reading about the UK page I have become curious though and am wondering whether there is a hidden (or not so hidden) link somewhere on the US Site from where I can have a look at the British version?
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We're sorry the link wasn't working properly for you yesterday Stephen47.

The link is now up and running, but as mentioned, please be rest assured that all of the US content you know and love can still be found here on the UK TV.com.

Once you've had a look it'd be great to get your opinions on the site, so feel free to drop me a PM or quick comment.

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I see there is a link for us.tv.com at the bottom of the page but it doesn't work, just gives a page with errors. Please fix this soon as I want the us page back. Why change the site anyway for uk users, as the saying goes 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
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The new look site is great and all but its not complete with just UK listenings, US listings are also needed.. at least you are working on getting them sorted. Would be nice to have US stories as well as UK stories side by side. The issues I face in firefox are annoying too... I cannot search for shows as that page freezes and the tabs are not clickable.
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I would like to echo StefanCole's comments. Well done on an excellent job :)
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I still take issue with the pale grey text on a bright white screen. It's very difficult to read and very hostile on the eyes, so I can't stay on the site as long as I used to...
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Personally, when I first logged in to find the new style, I was dismayed to discover that TV.com had split the site into UK and US versions. After using the site for a few days, however, I find that I am still able to search for US series that aren't in the UK yet, and can view news about shows that most UK residents have never heard of. For me, this is my main reason for using TV.com, and I am therefore pleased that this is still possible.
The UK/US site split has been done with care, and consideration of the fans needs and wishes. Well done to the TV.com team, you have made a nice improvement to what was already a great site.
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Echoing jcar03 below:
All the US stuff is still there - what's all the fuss about? The US news, the US shows etc - still there. I looked at the US version at work, which has a US IP address. It's the same design! Both the US and the UK site have moved design, this is not just a new UK site. The only thing that seems to have changed is that there are more UK show promotions on the homepage and there are UK broadcast listings (the first of these I can take or leave, the latter is genuinely useful).
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Bring American site back...!!!
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It was a valid attempt but it did backfire some what. I'd like to hsve the majority of my news focused on america, to get the latest info. I would like to keep the UK TV listings though, if only you could have got the time right though, we're not on GMT we're on BST so every thing is actualy an hour later than stated. If you can fix that and allow us to choose our news preference then you might be on to something. Also I love the new look.
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Some don't seem to understand what this is about by reading the comments. Your layout on your page shouldn't change to anything having to do with Britian. If you read the blog it says they are adding UK listings for those in the UK. And adding more Britsh shows. You aren't being forced to have any British aspects forced on you.
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Like many others here, I prefer the American content version and will come back when I can regain access to it. Why mess with a good thing? Did anybody request the change? I know I didn't.
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I actually like this aspect of the new layout now, but I still will probably switch to the US listings. :P
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i so can't wait for the option to change back....uk version sucks!
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hate this
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I have a brain so I hate that a company is forcing me to view a version of the site I have no interest in. The whole point of TV.com (obviously lost on your marketing people) is that it was for, and about, US TV. Like others on here have already said, there are dozens of ways to get information about UK TV, so we don't need TV.com to cover the same ground. I for one won't be back.
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New site is pointless, the point is I want to see what is on in the US not the UK as I can read Heat magazine for that!!!! At least give us the option to view the US site!!!
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they did the same thing to www.gamespot.com (all owned by CNET)
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I can't believe tv.com would think that the UK version of this site is something that people want to see. as mentioned in other comment If i wanted to know whats on TV tonight i'd use my cable or SKY TV listing? I've been a member of this site for nearly 4 years now and i for one know that if this magic 'Button' doesn't appear soon i'll won't be using this site again.
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Definatley want the US version back please!
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I dont mind the U.K section of TV.com but I really prefer the old look to the new look. The banners on the new look are better but I miss the pie charts on shows and episodes and the new site is too bright and white...Bring back vintage TV.com
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Please, please bring back the old web site. I don't want to know what's on uk tv. The whole point of the site is to keep up with us tv.
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Just the sight of he union jack makes me want to gag! It's truly off putting. Can't wait for the option to be able to switch.
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I look forward to the time I can switch back to US settings. I already know what's on tv over here - that's what Sky is for!
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I much preferred the old version of the site too, especially since all of my favourite US shows are starting up again this month!
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I much preferred seeing US news, listings, and features. If I wanted to read about Casualty or Holby City, I'd look in the TV paper.
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Um. Has it not occurred to you that there are only one season-old US shows on your so-called UK listings. Plus, you're not running on GMT so I am seeing last night's listings of Bones and Stargate!!!!!
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I do hope that they sort the changing views option soon I liked seeing the US version. I found many new shows to watch on DVD from those headlines and focuses. The UK version is not needed I live here and can find that information all over the place. The layout however is much better but I want the US version
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A truly surprising and welcome development. The homepage is useful, at last. TV.com was listening, after all! Just a little work to do on the (GMT) listings though.

I can guess there was a lot of head-scratching at TV.com when this change met such a hostile reaction. So, kudos too for the rapid response to the outcry, and the offer to allow those of us who want to to opt out.

I can't agree with the nay-sayers. I'm reasonably interested in some key U.S. dramas, but we still have unfettered access to everything we need to know about what is happening starteside. I cannot get my head around why anyone in the UK needs to know what show is on CBS or Showtime at this moment. I'll be watching Heroes on BBC Two, not NBC, and the links from the listings service to the show guides is a boon.
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This new web design is rubbish! I prefered it as it was before and I'm not bothered about what's happening on British television.
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Not interested in this new version, thank you. There are loads of sites already around for UK telly, this update brings nothing new. Please bring back the old U.S. version or at least give us access to it. If not, I am afraid that you have lost a long standing tv.com customer - this UK version has nothing to offer me.
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Great news!
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I think this is great news - I love the content on Lost / Heroes / Prison Break but there is some great UK content out there to talk about too (Strictly, Spooks, Mock The Week etc). UK television still has some way to go to match the scripts of House, The Wire etc though...
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What about Australia and Canada?!
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Good to see that we're valued highly around here! :) Whilst I do want the US site as an option I do like to see 'local' stuff around. I'm not sure about the regionalised community spotlight, I think it should still be site wide.



Other users: Maybe in future you should actually try reading the post properly rather than just complaining, that's exactly what it says! The bold text says they're going to bring back the US site...
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Good to hear - Thanks Heather! :-)
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A link that will enable you to visit the US version of the site from the UK is currently being created and will be online as soon as possible. We've launched a UK version in response to demand from UK users and are pleased to be able to give more information on UK shows, highlight UK community members and display UK broadcast times. However, please be reassured that all the existing US content is still there - all of the US news and episode updates are still accessible from the UK version of TV.com. News can either be found on the news page or homepage and US shows can be accessed as usual, via the search tool or through your favourites.
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Agree with above - please give us an option to set our tv.com page back to US the version - I really don't want to know what's happening with the latest Strictly come dancing - not with Fall season openers across the pond!!
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Britain's new http://www.tv.co.uk offers a variety of great entertainment, news, sports and factual footage imported from across the

Atlantic.
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I agree with Rocky why put up with Big Bother and Dancing on Ice. When the US has Criminal Minds, miles better than waking the Dead.
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Thanks but no thanks!

UK TV is reality tv with a dash of soaps. I'll stick to the good ol USA.

Bring back access to the old US ver. please.
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