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Lightbulb "Star Search:" recording based on Guide patterns

I have one episode of the sitcom "Square Pegs" because it featured Devo. My girlfriend will record any movie or TV show that Harvey Keitel appears in, even briefly. Her teenage daughter cries and cries if she misses even a single Greenspan guest appearance, such as on Dateline or MTV's House Party. My evil twin compulsively records any PBS documentary about lizards.

So: How about a way to "suggest" shows based on the Guide descriptions, which often include the actors' names? It wouldn't be perfect; many times a later-famous actor has a small and uncredited role in a single episode of a TV show. But it would be a nice surprise, and would turn the aggravation at seeing that your TiVo recorded "Charles In Charge" and "Three's Company" to joy that it caught two rare Danny Kaye guest shots.

(These are but examples. Feel free to substitute your own personal quirks.)

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With Wishlist in 2.0, you will be able to record based on keyword from description. So, you can get anything with a particular actor listed.

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It wouldn't be perfect; many times a later-famous actor has a small and uncredited role in a single episode of a TV show.
I just found a really cool web site: www.tvminder.com . You can enter a list of actors, etc and it will email you whenever they are on a show. The cool and different part is that it doesn't use descriptions, it uses the IMDB to determine who is in what. So this actually will pick up some uncredited roles or small guest shots. (Disclaimer: I just found this, and haven't actually used it yet. I'm going by the FAQ)

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