How to handle colons in series name?

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    How do you make this work for the parsing? I used TVRename to organize my series because I kept having to manually mess around during scraping in TVSeries and it decided to swap out the : for a - and TVSeries still has issues with that?

    Was wondering how to name my shows so it finds them automatically?

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    You can use string replacements to use actual colons in the name, or simply ommit them. TheTVdB API search accepts either way, but adding additional characters such as dashes can indeed cause issues. I personally use semi-colon in my filenames on those occasions, which are automatically removed during parsing, allowing for a 100% match.

    Always easy to manually verify via: http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Example

    Do you have any examples that failed though? I tried replacing some shows that use a colon with a dash and they still give me a correct result.
     
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