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1. A script for a television program.
2. A play written or adapted for television.
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(Broadcasting) a play written for television
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(ˈtɛl əˌpleɪ)

a play written or adapted for broadcast on television.
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(2) The television producers deleted the hyphens in the title of Cheever's story, which had previously been published variously as "The Five Forty-Eight" or "The Five-Forty-Eight." I print the title as it appears in the Library of America edition when I refer to the story but print the title without hyphens when referring to McNally's teleplay.
She certainly seems to have passed it on to her son, Christopher ("The Newsroom's" John Gallagher Jr.), who grows up resenting his mom, and in the teleplay's opening scene, we see Olive, widowed and unhappy at the end of her life, going for a picnic in the woods where, instead of bringing food, she unpacks a revolver.
Hulu airs this Chipotle-sponsored scripted comedy about industrial espionage in the food lobbying industry, and it's surprisingly crude, cliched and filled with agitprop wedged into the (vast, gaping) holes in the teleplay. There's a good central performance from Ray Wise, and its heart is in the right place, at least if you buy Chipotle's sustainability pitch.
The BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY award went to Matthew Weiner & Donald Joh for "The One That Holds Everything" - The Romanoffs, Teleplay.
The show's pilot is based on a story from Goldman and Martin, with teleplay credited to Goldman.
The courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men, based on the teleplay of American screen writer Reginald Rose, describes the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they were appointed to take a decision on an 18-year-old-boy whether he is guilty or not on the basis of reasonable doubt.
Long Form Adapted - 'Big Little Lies' (Teleplay by David E.
So, for the teleplay's first third, the spot-on portrayals by Zaijian and Nonie made it a viewing treat.
The pilot was directed by Colm McCarthy from a story and teleplay by David S.
The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay