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n. pl. miniseries
1. A television series that tells a self-contained story in a limited number of episodes.
2. A comic book series that tells a self-contained story in a limited number of issues, usually between two and eight.
3. Sports A short series of performances or athletic contests.


(Broadcasting) a television programme in several parts that is shown on consecutive days or weeks for a short period


(ˈmɪn iˌsɪər iz)

n., pl. -ries.
a television film broadcast in consecutive parts over a span of several days or weeks.


[ˈmɪnɪˌsɪərɪz] N (miniseries (pl)) (TV) → miniserie f
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NEW YORK -- Katie Holmes will once again play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in a TV miniseries.
Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, as Holmes and Martin Freeman, 42, as Dr Watson won best actor and best supporting actor in a miniseries, although neither turned up for the glittering ceremony due to work commitments.
Sherlock Holmes of the series Benedict Cumberbatch won the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night.
Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece), PBS.
The 19th-century drama Cranford, Britain's best hope for success at the Emmys, also missed out on the awards for best mini-series and best writing, costumes, casting and art direction for a miniseries.
The Helen Mirren Awards Express proceeded apace Sunday when the actress won her third and fourth SAG Awards in the film category's Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for ``The Queen'' and the television movie or miniseries acting award for HBO's ``Elizabeth I.
In the second book of the miniseries Sex & the Supper Club, author Kristin Hardy creates yet another sleekly sensual tale of walking on the wild side.
According to Timothy Noah, a columnist for the on-line journal Slate: "The immediate occasion for conservative jubilation is its victory over CBS in getting it to withdraw its miniseries The Reagans, which had the temerity to suggest that Ronald Reagan was mentally checked out during much of his presidency.
Representative John Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, in a letter to CBS Television CEO Leslie Moonves about the ill-fated miniseries "The Reagans": "Please allow me to share with you some of my recollections of the Reagan years that I hope make it into the final cut of the mini-series: $640 Pentagon toilet seats; ketchup as a vegetable; union busting; firing striking air traffic controllers; Iran-Contra; selling arms to terrorist nations; trading arms for hostages; retreating from terrorists in Beirut; lying to Congress; financing an illegal war in Nicaragua; visiting Bitburg cemetery; a cozy relationship with Saddam Hussein.
AS FAR AS REALITY TV goes, cockroach eating and skydiving pale in comparison to the wedding-day jitters that plague the subjects of Bravo's deliciously gripping reality miniseries, Gay Weddings.
In living rooms everywhere, epics and miniseries about his birth and death remain perennial favorites at Christmas and Easter.
Both The Arrow the miniseries and the Arrow the supersonic jet fighter demonstrate just what can be lost, and that includes the profits for Canada (the economic justifications of scrapping the Arrow are repeatedly pilloried in the mini-series).