I downloaded a bunch of TV shows to our two iPhone 4’s yesterday. Everything looked great on my iPhone 4 (running iOS 4.3), but the iPod application on Nicole’s iPhone 4 (running iOS 4.2.1) showed the TV shows sorted incorrectly – episodes from two different shows showed up under the same show. Since this happened only on Nicole’s iPhone, I am guessing that this is a problem in iOS 4.2 that was fixed in iOS 4.3.
After some searching, I found a workaround here:
…adding the Artist, Album, and Album Artist as the name of the TV show…
This worked like a charm and now the shows sort properly on both phones.