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A television movie (also called a TV film, television film, TV movie, telefilm, telemovie, made-for-television film, direct-to-TV film, movie of the week, feature-length drama, single drama, or original movie) is a movie that is made for and first shown on a television network. Unlike theatrical movies, which are first seen in movie theaters, television movies are first seen on television.

One of the most well-known television movies is The Day After, which was seen by over 100 million people when it was first shown on ABC on November 20, 1983.[1] The movie is about the United States after a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. When the movie was first shown, it caused a lot of controversy and discussion because of what it was about and what it showed.