Bob: Uh, it's, it's a continuity thing, y'see, you can't have a cold open after the theme.
Space Ghost: Mmm hmm, gotcha.
Conventions related to the structure of television shows, more or less in sequence ...
- Character in the Logo
- Continuity Announcement
- Content Warnings: A work is preceded by a disclaimer warning that the work may feature content that could upset the audience.
- Opening Narration: The opening sequence has a voice-over describing the work's premise.
- Previously On : The later parts of a Multi-Part Episode begin with a montage of clips from the preceding episodes so that viewers who missed the previous episodes aren't left in the dark on what's going on.
- The Teaser a/k/a Cold Opening
- Instant Mystery, Just Delete Scene
- Title Sequence
- Episode Title Card: Most television shows have a card appear with the title of the episode.
- Title, Please!: Television shows that lack title cards and whose episode titles are only known from home media releases or TV listings.
- Act Break
- The Tag
- To Be Continued: When it's a Multi-Part Episode, every episode aside from the final part will end at a cliffhanger and display the message "To be continued" (In some cases, the penultimate part may instead say "To be concluded")
- Find Out Next Time
- On the Next: Every episode ends with a sneak preview of the next one.
- The End
- "Will Return" Caption: A film ends with a caption promising that the protagonist will return in a sequel.
- Closing Credits
- Credits Pushback
- Vanity Plate
- The Stinger