I've mentioned this in other threads, but someone asked that I start a new thread. As anyone who has set up a Season Pass for "The Daily Show" knows, a few times a year, they take off for a couple of weeks and Comedy Central airs reruns. Unfortunately, they don't bother to provide good guide data for these reruns. They just used generic data. Without good guide data, TiVo can't determine if these are new shows or old shows, so it "plays it safe" and records them all, four or five times a day, for a week or two. To get around this, the conventional wisdom has been to set up a recurring manual recording. However, the new Wishlist features in the 9.x software allow for a much more elegant solution. Here's how: Create a new WishList. Enter the show title as the first Keyword (or as a Title Keyword); "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Give it a Thumbs up (which is the default) Enter the generic program description as the second Keyword (NOT as a Title Keyword): "A humorous slant on top news stories" Give it a thumbs down. Set the WishList to Auto Record with "first run only". In an nutshell, this will record all new episodes and ignore episodes with generic guide data. No more reruns. No more multiple recordings. No more random Friday recordings as part of a M-F manual recording. And TiVo can choose to record a later airing if the tuners are busy at 11:00pm. In addition to working very well for The Daily show and The Colbert Report, I use the above method for: an ongoing "Amazing Race" wishlist that will automatically record each new season, but ignore generic reruns on GSN or Fox Reality. SNL & Conan O'Brien wishlists that ignore generic, late night reruns.