tele·​play ˈte-li-ˌplā How to pronounce teleplay (audio)
: a story prepared for television production

Examples of teleplay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Levinson ended up directing the entire season and was credited with the teleplays for all five episodes, as well. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Aug. 2023 The musical’s based on the teleplay by JP Miller, aired as part of the anthology series Playhouse 90 in 1958, and the 1962 film adaptation starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remnick. Vulture, 6 June 2023 Sidibe and Banks penned the script, with Banks writing the teleplay and directing the pilot. Breanna Bell, Variety, 26 Apr. 2023 The teleplay for the pilot was written by Seamus Kevin Fahey from a story co-written by him and Anna Fricke of Pursued by a Bear. Joe Otterson, Variety, 9 May 2023 Tony Phelan and Joan Rater also co-wrote the story in addition to writing the teleplay. Joe Otterson, Variety, 4 Feb. 2022 Fuchs is writing the teleplay for the first episode of the series, based on a story by him and the Muschiettis. Joe Otterson, Variety, 5 Apr. 2023 The classic courtroom drama, which had its origins as a teleplay by Reginald Rose and later a celebrated film starring Henry Fonda, follows deliberations as 12 jurors struggle with questions of doubt and guilt to decide the fate of a teenager on trial for murdering his abusive father. Graydon Megan, Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan. 2023 Executive Producer James Strong (pilot only) directed from a story co-written by Phelan, Rater and Thieriot, and a teleplay by Phelan and Rater. Marc Berman, Forbes, 18 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teleplay was in 1947

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“Teleplay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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