Would like to Change "TV Series" to "TV Special"

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I tried to change the keywords, and removed "tv-series", but the top of my listing still shows at "TV Series". How can I get it to say "TV Special" or "TV Sports Special". 

Here's the link to the IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11474006/
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Anthony,

The term TV Special is listed on the title's Keywords page. However, the page's title formatting will need to be updated. I'm assuming that you are inferring that the project is a TV special and not a TV series.

The title is currently stored in the IMDb this way:

"Headstrong: Mental Health and Sports" (2019)

In the Title Correction form, type the title this way:

Headstrong: Mental Health and Sports (2019)
(Do not include quotes in the title.)

In the Explanation box, write a brief statement on why the title's format is being changed.

(The TV special was mistakenly submitted as a TV series.)

Acknowledge the following yellow warning message.

There is a mismatch between the title type of the old and new titles.
Are you certain that you wanted to change the type of the title as well as its spelling?

As of this posting, according to the Data Processing Times page, there is a backlog under the Title Core data type. The revisions will likely take longer than the usual 24-48 hours to process.

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any more questions.

IMDb Help Center:
Title Formatting
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Thank you GMJ. I've just submitted the change.
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Hi @GMJ, I received this message:
"We were unable to approve this contribution.We have been unable to verify your contribution. Unfortunately we were unable to accept your submission as we were unable to verify the information provided. If your submission was placed via the IMDb.com Desktop title or name page submission form, you now have an option to provide evidence with your additions, as well as corrections or deletions. Please go to your Contribution History, re-load the submission reference and tick the box “provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission” and “check these updates”. The field will become available in the submission form. For all other submissions, please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us."

Any reason why? I went back in, and added a link to a public site that shows that the series is actually a special, but they said it won't be reveiwed for another week.
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Anthony Vu,

A report was submitted to the IMDb Contact Us page, which includes a link to the one-hour special posted on the NBC Sports' YouTube channel. I received a message today (Jan. 23, 2020) indicating that the update has been resubmitted on my behalf. Hopefully, the title will be updated on the IMDb sites in the next 24-48 hours. 

Thanks again. 
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Thanks so much for following up. I'll keep an eye out for it.

Kinda funny, I can't added producers or contributors to the show because IMDB is expecting a producer/contributor to each episode, so just waiting for it to switch over to add the proper people. 
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Anthony Vu,

For TV titles listed in the IMDb, in some cases, any new credits can only be submitted to a specific TV episode page.

For the time being, wait until the change in the title's format is complete before adding any new credits to the title.

Thanks for writing back.
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Anthony Vu,

It appears the update is complete. The title is now listed as a TV special.

Thanks again for the report.
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Ah, finally! Thanks so much for your help GMJ! I can start making additional updates.