Series option no longer available when adding cast to an episode

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When adding cast to an episode, there are three options under the "Click here to copy existing credits from the series or other episodes." picker. "Season", "Year", and "Series".

Clicking on "Series" should bring up the list of cast members located at the Series-level, but a change made a couple of months to how this picker works ago caused this to no longer function.  Currently, clicking on 'Series' does nothing.

Two examples of a TV Series with cast data at the series level to experiment with:

"Fire Island" (2017)
see the series-level cast data here
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=tt6810930:cast.correct
select to add an episode, add a cast credit, open the picker, and click the "Series" button
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=episode&parent=tt6810930

"Stargate Origins" (2018)
see the series-level cast data here
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=tt7161862:cast.correct
select to add an episode, add a cast credit, open the picker, and click the "Series" button
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=episode&parent=tt7161862




A couple of notes:
a) Yes, I know that these series-level cast members shouldn't be listed since episode data exists, but there are many series listings on IMDb that don't have episodes yet.
b) I'm not sure if this problem is specific to the cast section, or if it affects other credit types.

Thank you.
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Ron

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Posted 1 year ago

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Ron -

There is now a "Series Level" button displayed next to the "Select All" and "Clear All" buttons:



Can you take a look again at the form and confirm if you are now seeing this button?
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Ron

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Michelle, what you are showing is the page for adding cast members from the series main page.

What I am referring to is the interface for adding cast members from an episode page (not the series page).

Thanks.

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Ron -

Thanks for clarifying further, I was able to replicate the issue you described from the Update form on the episode title page.  I have filed a ticket for our tech team to take a look and when I have an update on the issue I will be sure to let you know here.