miniseries

[min-ee-seer-eez]
noun, plural miniseries.
1.
a short series of events or presentations.
2.
Television. a program or film broadcast in parts, as the dramatization of a literary work: The novel was made into a four-part miniseries.

Origin:
1970–75; mini- + series

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miniseries (ˈmɪnɪˌsɪəriːz)
 
n
a television programme in several parts that is shown on consecutive days or weeks for a short period

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Example sentences
The show was named outstanding miniseries, and also won awards for writing and
  directing.
She didn't win for best actress, but the series picked up an award for best
  miniseries.
Some folks chose cable, some broadcast and some went a bit off-topic with
  miniseries picks.
The losses have been particularly acute in made-for-television and miniseries
  productions.
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