mini·​se·​ries | \ˈmi-nē-ˌsir-(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of miniseries 

: a television production of a story presented in sequential episodes

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Austen only finished eleven chapters of the story, but her original text has been extended into an eight-part miniseries by screenwriter Andrew Davies. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Sanditon Is Heading to TV," 11 July 2018 The star of Showtime's five-part miniseries also shared his thoughts about an American marrying into the royal family. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Forget Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch on his dream role, messed-up 'Patrick Melrose'," 10 May 2018 Patrick Melrose, which debuts Saturday on Showtime in a five-part miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch, pulls it off. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Patrick Melrose Is a Lacerating Tour de Force," 10 May 2018 For the centennial of the most storied disaster in maritime history, Fellowes, 62, has written a four-part miniseries, Titanic, which will premiere on ABC on April 12. Catherine Ostler, Town & Country, "The Creator of Downton Abbey Writes a Show About the Titanic," 1 Apr. 2012 Most recently, he and Ruben Galindo had produced Hoy Voy a Cambiar, a miniseries based on the life of Mexican singer Lupita D’Alessio. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Mexican TV Producer Santiago Galindo, Known for Musical Productions, Found Dead," 11 July 2018 College football’s characters, at most, give you a miniseries. Andy Benoit,, "NFL and College Football Are Not the Same Game," 11 July 2018 The series expands Lestrade's original work, which aired as a 2004 French television miniseries and hit U.S. television the following year. Bethonie Butler,, "Netflix's 'The Staircase': The long, sensational murder trial behind the new series," 11 June 2018 Nelson next stars in Netflix's Coen brothers miniseries The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Watchmen': Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson to Star in Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot," 23 May 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of miniseries

: a story on television that is shown in two or more parts on different days

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