Thankfully, there will be a way to get back to the old format.
Didn't this happen before?
Can I change my user preferences to keep the old design?
Yes, we're creating a user preference for people who prefer to keep the current version of Title and Name pages. We're releasing that preference by Friday, September 24th.
Once you set this new preference you can have the old pages back exactly as they were before September. You will not see the new name and title pages even when we complete the testing phase and the rest of the redesign. Instead, you will eventually see what we are calling a reference view. The reference view will be an alternate view built on the new technology and focused around core reference data. We'll build the design for these new reference pages together with our contributors who will be consulted throughout.
If you'd rather not wait for the global user preference to be in place, there is a workaround in place now.
First, set your user preference to "Display full credits (title pages)," and you will automatically be redirected to the /combined/ view, which has not yet been redesigned.
Second, set your user preference to "Display acting credits sorted by type (name pages)," and you will be automatically redirected to the /filmotype/ view, which has not yet been redesigned.