An Extra is a type of Asset that can be associated with a Franchise, Show, or Season. Extras can be Clips or Previews only (no Full Length Episodes) and have no associated advertisements. These assets appear on a Show page on PBS.org and can be found by scrolling down a show page to the Clips and Previews sections. 

How to create an extra

FieldNotesRequired for create?
Object TypeCan be a preview or clip.Y
TitleTitle of the extra. 60 character limit, including spaces.Y
SlugAuto-generated unique identifier that cannot be changed after initial save.Y (auto-generated)
PBS Content IDAuto-generated unique identifier.Y (prefilled from the episode level)
Short Description90 characters or less, including spaces. Used primarily when space is limited, such as on apps and small screens.Y (prefilled from the episode level)
Long Description400 characters or less, including spaces.Y (prefilled from the episode level)
Premiere DateOriginal on-air or online broadcast date.Y (prefilled)
Encore DateOn-air rebroadcast date.Y (prefilled)
TagsUsed in the API and for advanced discoverability in a site search.N
Content Rating
CreatedThe date and time the asset is created.Y (auto-generated)
UpdatedThe date and time the asset was last updated.Y (auto-generated)

  • From a Franchise, Show, or Season page, click the Extras tab (Figure 1).

Figure 1


  • Click Create Extra (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  • Click the Object Type dropdown menu and click Preview or Clip (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  • The Title and Slug are prefilled from the Franchise, Show, or Season (Figure 4.1). You can change the title and the slug will automatically reformat to fit the new title.
  • Click Save (Figure 4.2).

  • The steps for creating an Extra mirror the steps involved when creating a Video Asset. Now that you have created your Extra, please refer to the Video Asset creation instructions to add metadata and files to your Extra.

How to delete an extra

  • From the Show page, click the Extras tab (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  • Click the trashcan icon located to the right of the Extra you want to delete (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  • Click Yes, I'm sure to confirm deletion (Figure 3.1).
  • If you've changed your mind and wish to keep the Extra, click No, take me back (Figure 3.2).

Figure 3

  • A message confirming the deletion appears in green at the top of the screen (Figure 4).

Figure 4

Follow the same steps to delete Extras from seasons. 

 View the location of Season Extras