tele·​play | \ ˈte-li-ˌplā How to pronounce teleplay (audio) \

Definition of teleplay

: a story prepared for television production

Examples of teleplay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thieriot co-wrote the story with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, with Phelan and Rater writing the teleplay. Joe Otterson, Variety, 12 May 2022 Thieriot shares story credit on the pilot with Grey’s Anatomy alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, who wrote the teleplay (and worked with Napolitano previously on the long-running ABC series). Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 May 2022 Seamus Fahey wrote the teleplay and co-wrote the story with Anna Fricke. Joe Otterson, Variety, 12 May 2022 At the time Reginald Rose wrote the original teleplay in the 1950s, women weren’t allowed to serve on juries in the United States. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2022 Tony Phelan and Joan Rater also co-wrote the story for the pilot in addition to writing the teleplay. Joe Otterson, Variety, 24 Feb. 2022 Seamus Fahey wrote the teleplay and shares story credit with Walker showrunner Anna Fricke; both exec produce with Padalecki, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore of Rideback and Laura Terry of Fricke’s Pursued By a Bear shingle. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Feb. 2022 Astrof wrote the pilot teleplay from a story by himself and Horgan. Selome Hailu, Variety, 16 Nov. 2021 Clark, who also wrote the finale teleplay, told me. Devon Maloney, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of teleplay

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Teleplay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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