List of longest-running United States television series

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This is a list of the longest-running United States television series, ordered by number of years the show has been aired. This list includes only first-run series originating in North America and available throughout the U.S. via national broadcast networks, U.S. cable networks, or syndication. Series continuations (with name changes and/or changes in network) are noted, but series' revivals are treated as separate from the originals (see The People's Court and Jeopardy!). Series broadcast within the US but produced in other countries, such as Coronation Street (50+ years) and Doctor Who are not included.

60–69 years[edit]

Series shaded in light blue are currently in production.
LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
66 years66thMeet the Press (NBC News)[1]NBCNovember 6, 1947[2]present4,843+Longest-running show.
65 years65thCBS Evening News (CBS News)[3]CBSMay 3, 1948present16,400+Longest-running network newscast.
64 years64thMusic and the Spoken Word[4]SyndicatedOctober 1949present
62 years62ndHallmark Hall of Fame[5]NBCDecember 24, 1951*December 17, 1978243+Not broadcast on a regular schedule, with only a limited number of productions per year.
CBSNovember 14, 1979April 30, 1980
PBSFebruary 9, 1981May 6, 1981
CBSDecember 1, 1981January 29, 1989
ABCApril 30, 1989April 23, 1995
CBSDecember 10, 1995April 13, 2011
ABCDecember 2011present
61 years62ndToday (NBC News)NBCJanuary 14, 1952present15,785+
60 years60thABC World News (ABC News)[6]ABCSeptember 1953present15,722+

50–59 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
59 years59thThe Tonight Show[7]NBCSeptember 27, 1954present10,452+
57 years59thIt Is WrittenSyndicatedMarch 1956presentFirst religious television program to broadcast in color.[8]
59 years59thFace the Nation (CBS News)CBSNovember 7, 1954present
57 years57Guiding Light (CBS Daytime)[9]CBSJune 30, 1952*September 18, 200915,762Longest-running dramatic series of any genre. Longest-running daytime drama. *While its television debut was on June 30, 1952, The Guiding Light's first incarnation was as a radio show, which premiered on January 25, 1937.
57 years57thThe Open MindSyndicatedMay 1956present
55 years55thProfessional Bowlers Tour (ABC Sports)[10]ABC[11]1962June 21, 1997
CBS1998[12]2000
ESPN1998present
54 years54As the World Turns (CBS Daytime)CBSApril 2, 1956September 17, 201013,858
54 years53The Wonderful World of Disney [13]ABCOctober 27, 1954June 11, 19611,224
NBCSeptember 24, 1961August 16, 1981
CBSSeptember 26, 1981May 3, 1983
ABCFebruary 2, 1986May 22, 1988
NBCOctober 9, 1988August 26, 1990
Disney
Channel
September 23, 1990August 25, 1996
ABCSeptember 28, 1997December 24, 2008
53 years54thNFL on CBSCBSSeptember 30, 1956January 23, 19945,000+
September 6, 1998present
53 years53rdIt's AcademicNBC, CBSOctober 7, 1961present
50 years51stGeneral Hospital (ABC Daytime)ABCApril 1, 1963present12,843+

40–49 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
48 years48thDays of our Lives (NBC Daytime)NBCNovember 8, 1965present12,112+
46 years47thWashington Week[14]NET, PBSFebruary 23, 1967present2,000+
47 years46thJerry Lewis MDA TelethonSyndicatedSeptember 1966present46Annual broadcast
45 years45thNFL Films PresentsSyndicated19681997
ESPN1997present
NFL NetworkNovember 4, 2003present
45 years45th60 Minutes (CBS News)CBSSeptember 24, 1968present
45 years45Wide World of Sports (ABC Sports)ABCApril 29, 1961August 2006[15]
44 years45thAgronsky & Co./Inside WashingtonSyndicated1969present
44 years43rdSesame StreetNETNovember 10, 1969May 8, 19704,327Longest-running children's show.[16]
PBSNovember 9, 1970present
45 years46One Life to Live (ABC Daytime)ABCJuly 15, 1968January 13, 201211,096While the show has ceased airing as a television series it is still in production. As of April 29, 2013 the show had resumed airing now as a web series on the internet. It can be seen through Hulu, iTunes and YouTube.
4344thHour of PowerSyndicatedFebruary 1970present2,000+
43 years43rdMonday Night FootballABCSeptember 21, 1970December 26, 2005641+
ESPNSeptember 11, 2006present
43 years43rdNBC Nightly News (NBC News)NBCAugust 3, 1970presentNBC has had an evening broadcast since 1948, starting with Camel News Caravan, lasting until 1956, when it was replaced by Nightly News' predecessor the Huntley-Brinkley Report.
43 years43rdMasterpiece TheatrePBSJanuary 10, 1971present
41 years42ndThe Price Is Right (CBS Daytime)[17]CBSSeptember 4, 1972present7,800+Longest-running game show.
4142ndGreat PerformancesPBSNovember 4, 1972present
41 years41stRomper Room/Romper Room & Friends[18]SyndicatedFebruary 1953September 1994
40 years41stThe Young and the Restless (CBS Daytime)CBSMarch 26, 1973present10,200+
41 years42ndAll My Children (ABC Daytime)ABCJanuary 5, 1970September 23, 201110,712While the show has ceased airing as a television series it is still in production. As of April 29, 2013 the show had resumed airing now as a web series on the internet. It can be seen through Hulu, iTunes and YouTube.

35–39 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
39 years40thNovaPBSMarch 3, 1974present698
3839thThe Victory Garden[19]PBSApril 16, 1975present
38 years39thGood Morning AmericaABCNovember 3, 1975present9,914+
38 years38thSaturday Night Live[20]NBCOctober 11, 1975present745Is the longest-running sketch comedy show on American television.
3838thPBS NewsHour[21]PBSOctober 20, 1975present
37 years38thLive from Lincoln CenterPBSJanuary 30, 1976present[22]
37 years37thAustin City LimitsPBS1976present
37 years37thCreative Living with Sheryl BordenSyndicated1976present
37 years37thFamily FeudABCJuly 12, 1976June 14, 19852,311
CBSJuly 4, 198819951,200
SyndicatedSeptember 20, 1999present2,390+
36 years36thThe 700 Club[23]Syndicated[24]1966present
ABC Family1977present
36 years36thInside the NFLHBO1977February 6, 2008
ShowtimeSeptember 10, 2008 [25]present
35 years36th20/20ABCJune 6, 1978present
35 years35Search for Tomorrow (CBS and NBC Daytime)CBSSeptember 3, 1951March 29, 19829,130
NBCMarch 26, 1982December 26, 1986
35 years35Another World (NBC Daytime)NBCMay 4, 1964June 25, 19998,891Longest-running continuous title sequences on television
34 years35thNightly Business Report[26]PBSJanuary 22, 1979present
34 years35thCBS News Sunday MorningCBSJanuary 28, 1979present
34 years35Soul TrainSyndicatedOctober 2, 1971March 25, 2006[27]1,117
34 years35Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser[28]PBSNovember 20, 1970June 24, 2005
34 years35Evening at PopsPBSJuly 12, 1970August 29, 2004

30–34 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
34 years34thSportsCenterESPN and ABCSeptember 7, 1979present50,000+More episodes than any other television series.
34 years34thThis Old HousePBS1979present786+
34 years34thThe Woodwright's Shop[29]PBS1979present429+
33 years33rdNightline[30]ABCMarch 24, 1980present
33 years33rdBobby Jones GospelBETNovember 1980present
33 years33rdWashington Journal[31]C-SPANOctober 7, 1980present
33 years33Mister Rogers' NeighborhoodNETFebruary 19, 1968October 1970895
PBSOctober 1970August 31, 2001
33 years33Firing LineSyndicated1966[32]19711,504
PBS1971December 26, 1999
32 years32American Bandstand[33]ABCAugust 5, 1957November 5, 19874,134
Syndicated19871988
USAApril 8, 1989October 7, 1989
32 years32ndNoticiero Univision[34]UnivisionJune 1, 1981present
32 years32ndEntertainment TonightSyndicatedSeptember 14, 1981presentLongest-running entertainment news program.
32 years32ndThis Week[35]ABCNovember 15, 1981present
31 years31Faith for Today[36]ABCMay 21, 19501955
Syndicated19551981
31 years31stThe McLaughlin GroupSyndicated1982present
31 years31stNaturePBSOctober 10, 1982present440+
31 years31stMotorWeek[37]PBS1982present
31 years31stFrontlinePBSJanuary 17, 1983present520+
31 years31Lamp Unto My FeetCBS19481979
30 years30thWheel of FortuneSyndicatedSeptember 19, 1983present5,850+
30 years30thGilad's Bodies in MotionESPN19831994
Fox Sports Net19941995
Discovery Health19952004
FitTV20042011
Discovery Fit & Health2011present
30 years30Live from the Met[38]PBS19772007

25–29 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
29 years29thJeopardy! (revival)[39]SyndicatedSeptember 10, 1984present6,600+
29 years29thReal VideosTBN, JCTVOctober 4, 1984[40]present900+
29 years29Love of LifeCBSSeptember 24, 1951February 1, 19807,316
29 years29Captain Kangaroo[41]CBSOctober 3, 1955December 8, 1984
29 years29Lou Dobbs Tonight[42]CNNJune 1, 1980November 11, 2009
28 years28thSunday NFL CountdownESPNSeptember 7, 1985present
28 years28thNational Geographic Explorer[43]Nickelodeon19851986
WTBS/TBS19861999
CNBC19992001
MSNBC[44]20012005
National Geographic2005present
28 years28thGrand Ole Opry Live[45]TNNApril 20, 1985August 2001
CMTAugust 20012003
GAC[46]2003present
28 years28The Edge of NightCBSApril 2, 1956November 28, 19757,420
ABCDecember 1, 1975December 28, 1984
28 years28ESPN SpeedWorldESPN19792006
28 years28Mystery![47]PBSFebruary 5, 19802008
27 years27The Lawrence Welk Show[48]ABCJuly 2, 1955September 4, 1971
Syndicated1971February 1982
27 years27thBiography[49]A&EApril 6, 1987[50]August 2006
Biography ChannelAugust 2006present[51]
27 years27thHometimePBSNovember 1, 1986present
27 years27The Phil Donahue Show[52]Syndicated19691996
27 years27thSábado Gigante[53]UnivisionApril 12, 1986present
26 years26The David Susskind Show[54]Syndicated19611987
26 years26thThe Bold and the BeautifulCBSMarch 23, 1987present6,500+
26 years26thCollege GameDay (football series)ESPNSeptember 1987present
26 years26thLive! with Kelly and Michael[55]SyndicatedSeptember 5, 1988[56]present7,700+
26 years26thNFL PrimetimeESPN1987present
26 years26thShowtime at the Apollo[57]Syndicated1987present
26 years26th48 Hours[58]CBSJanuary 2, 1988present
25 years25thInside EditionSyndicatedJanuary 9, 1989present
25 years25What's My Line?[59]CBSFebruary 16, 1950September 3, 19672,191
SyndicatedSeptember 1968September 1975
25 years25InsightSyndicatedOctober 2, 1960January 21, 1985
25 years25Camera ThreeCBSJanuary 22, 19561979
PBS1979July 1, 1980
25 years25Mutual of Omaha's Wild KingdomNBCJanuary 6, 1963April 11, 1971
Syndicated19711988
25 years25Larry King LiveCNNJune 3, 1985December 16, 2010
25 years25thCopsFoxMarch 11, 1989present903+
25 years25thAmerican ExperiencePBSOctober 1, 1988present230+
25 years25thThe Sports Reporters[60]ESPN[61]October 9, 1988present
25 years25thNBA on TNTTNTOctober 30, 1988present
25 years25The Oprah Winfrey ShowSyndicatedSeptember 8, 1986May 25, 20114,561
25 years26thThe Simpsons[62]FOXDecember 17, 1989present530Longest-running animated series, longest running sitcom and longest running scripted primetime series.

20–24 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
24 years24CBS Morning News[63]CBSSeptember 2, 1963January 9, 1987
24 years24thAmerica's Funniest Home VideosABCNovember 26, 1989present500
24 years24thCiao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito[64]PBSOctober 1989presentLongest-running cooking program.
24 years24Hee Haw[65]CBSJune 15, 1969July 17, 1971
Syndicated19711992
24 years24Truth or Consequences [66]CBS[67]September 7, 1950May 1951
NBC[68]19521952
NBCMay 18, 1954[69]September 24, 1965
Syndicated[70]19661974
24 years24At the Movies[71]SyndicatedSeptember 18, 1986August 14, 2010
PBSJanuary 2011December 2011
23 years24thBaseball TonightESPNMarch 19, 1990present
23 years24thESPN Major League Baseball[72]ESPN, ESPN2[73]April 15, 1990present
23 years23rdNBA Inside StuffNBC19902002
ABC2002present
23 years23rdOutside the LinesESPN1990present
23 years23Death Valley DaysSyndicatedMarch 1, 1952August 1, 1975558
23 years23The Ed Sullivan Show[74]CBSJune 20, 1948June 6, 19711,087
23 years23CrossfireCNN1982June 3, 2005
CNNSeptember 9, 2013present
23 years23The George Michael Sports Machine[75]NBCSeptember 2, 1984September 8, 1991
SyndicatedSeptember 15, 1991March 25, 2007
23 years23America's Most WantedFoxFebruary 1, 1988June 18, 2011940+
23 years23Lilias, Yoga and You[76]PBS19761999
23 years23Reading RainbowPBSJune 6, 1983November 10, 2006155
22 years22The Original Amateur Hour[77]DuMontJanuary 18, 1948October 1949
NBCOctober 1949September 1954
ABCOctober 1955June 1957
NBCJuly 1957October 1958
CBSMay 1959October 1959
ABCMarch 1960September 26, 1960
CBSOctober 2, 1960September 27, 1970
22 years22The Merv Griffin ShowNBCOctober 1962March 1963
Syndicated19651969
CBSAugust 18, 1969February 11, 1972
Syndicated1972September 1986
22 years22NFL on NBC[78]NBC19751997
22 years22ndE! News[79]E!September 1, 1991present
22 years22ndThe Jerry Springer ShowSyndicatedSeptember 20, 1991present5,084+
22 years22ndInvestigative ReportsA&ESeptember 27, 1991present
22 years22ndCharlie RosePBSSeptember 30, 1991present
22 years22ndDateline NBC[80]NBCMarch 31, 1992present1,700+
21 years20thWWE RawUSA NetworkJanuary 11, 1993September 18, 20001,048+The Longest Weekly Running Episodic Television Show in History
TNN/Spike TVSeptember 25, 2000September 26, 2005
USA NetworkOctober 3, 2005present
21 years21stReliable SourcesCNNMarch 7, 1992present
21 years28thThe Real World[81]MTVMay 21, 1992present532+Longest-running MTV Reality Series.
21 years21Issues and Answers[82]ABC19601981
21 years21Mike Douglas ShowSyndicated196119826,000+
21 years21Sneak Previews[83]PBS19751996
21 years21This Week in Baseball [84]Syndicated19771998
21 years21Style with Elsa KlenschCNNJune 1, 1980January 2001
21 years21Cookin' CheapPBS19812002
21 years21The New Yankee WorkshopPBSJanuary 1988June 27, 2009
21 years20th[85]Power Rangers[86]FOX[87]August 28, 1993September 7, 2002747Longest-running United States Tokusatsu Series.[88]
ABC Family[89]March 3, 2002August 31, 2006
Toon Disney[90]February 14, 2004February 12, 2009
ABC[91]September 14, 2002August 28, 2010
Nickelodeon[92]February 7, 2011present
Nicktoons[93]February 11, 2011present
The CW[94]August 25, 2012present
20 years20The Red Skelton ShowNBCSeptember 30, 1951June 21, 1953
CBSSeptember 22, 1953June 23, 1970
NBCSeptember 14, 1970August 29, 1971
20 years20Gunsmoke[95]CBSSeptember 10, 1955September 1, 1975635Longest-running prime-time drama. (tie)
20 years20Law & OrderNBCSeptember 13, 1990May 24, 2010456Longest-running prime-time drama. (tie)
20 years20The Secret StormCBSFebruary 1, 1954February 8, 19745,195
20 years20Evans and Novak[96]CNNSeptember 1982November 9, 2002
20 years20thLate Show with David LettermanCBSAugust 30, 1993present3,796+
20 years20thMonday Night CountdownESPNSeptember 6, 1993present
20 years20thNFL MatchupESPN, ESPN2[97]September 5, 1993present
20 years20thNFL Flims PresentsESPN1993present
20 years20The DoctorsNBCApril 1, 1963December 31, 19825,280

17–19 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
19 years19thInside the Actors StudioBravoAugust 14, 1994present
19 years19thKickin' It with Byron Allen[98]Syndicated1994present
19 years19thExtra[99]SyndicatedSeptember 5, 1994present4,000+
19 years19thFox NFL SundayFoxSeptember 18, 1994present
19 years19thEntertainers with Byron Allen[100]SyndicatedSeptember 1994present
19 years19thThe Late Late Show[101]CBSJanuary 9, 1995present3,468+
19 years19LassieCBSSeptember 12, 1954May 1971571
SyndicatedSeptember 1971March 24, 1973
19 years19Barney & Friends[102]PBSApril 5, 1992November 2, 2010248
19 years19The Porter Wagoner ShowSyndicated19601979
19 years19The NFL Today (original series)CBS1975January 23, 1994
19 years19Computer ChroniclesPBS1983June 25, 2002
19 years19Friday Night Videos[103]NBCJuly 29, 1983May 24, 2002
19 years19ESPN Sunday Night Football[104]ESPNNovember 8, 1987[105]January 1, 2006
18 years18Art Linkletter's House Party[106]CBSSeptember 1, 1952September 5, 1969
NBCDecember 29, 1969September 25, 1970
18 years18WWF Superstarssyndication19841996924
USA19962000
TNN20002001
18 years18thGolf CentralGolf ChannelJanuary 18, 1995present
18 years18thGolf TalkGolf ChannelJanuary 17, 1995present
18 years18thModern MarvelsHistory ChannelJanuary 1, 1995present529+
18 years18thRoad RulesMTVJuly 19, 1995present[107]
18 years18thSquawk BoxCNBC1995present
18 years18thReal Sports with Bryant GumbelHBO1995present
17 years17thThe Daily ShowComedy CentralJuly 22, 1996present2,319+
17 years17thYour World with Neil CavutoFox News ChannelOctober 6, 1996present
17 years17thThe O'Reilly Factor[108]Fox News ChannelOctober 6, 1996present
17 years17thAccess HollywoodSyndicatedSeptember 9, 1996present3,265+
17 years17thGardening by the YardHGTV1996present
17 years17thE! True Hollywood StoryE!1996present500+
17 years17thFox News SundayFox[109]1996present
17 years17thA Wedding StoryTLC1996present
17 years17NBA on CBSCBSOctober 20, 1973June 14, 1990
17 years17thMoneyTV with Donald BaillargeonSyndicatedOctober 1, 1996Present800+
17 years17Showbiz TodayCNNOctober 29, 19842001
17 years17thSouth ParkComedy CentralAugust 13, 1997present247
17 years17thWNBA on ESPNESPN1997present
17 years17USA Tuesday Night FightsUSAMarch 30, 19821998
17 years17The Capital GangCNNSeptember 7, 19882005
17 years17The Montel Williams ShowSyndicatedJune 24, 1991May 16, 20083,000+
17 years17Private ScreeningsTCMJanuary 1, 1996present
17 years17thJudge JudySyndicatedSeptember 16, 1996presentLongest-running reality courtroom show.
17 years16thArthurPBSSeptember 2, 1996present195Longest-running animated series on PBS. 2nd longest on television

14–16 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
16 years16MTV UnpluggedMTVNovember 26, 1989March 2, 2007[110]108
16 years16BooknotesC-SPANApril 2, 1989December 5, 2004
16 years16Wheel of Fortune (daytime)NBCJanuary 6, 1975June 30, 1989
CBSJuly 17, 1989January 11, 1991
NBCJanuary 14, 1991September 20, 1991
16 years16Fight Back! with David HorowitzSyndicated19761992
16 years16Late Night with Conan O'Brien[111]NBCOctober 17, 1993February 20, 20092,725
16 years16thNick News with Linda EllerbeeNickelodeon1992Present
16 years16thDenise Austin's Daily WorkoutLifetime1997present
16 years16th¡Despierta América!UnivisionApril 14, 1997present
16 years16thThe People's Court (revival)[112]SyndicatedSeptember 1997present1,500+
16 years16thAntiques RoadshowPBS1997present
16 years16thHardball with Chris Matthews[113]CNBC19971999
MSNBC1999present
16 years14Forensic FilesTruTVApril 21, 1996June 17, 2011410+
15 years15thFox & FriendsFox News ChannelFebruary 1, 1998present
15 years15Jack Hanna's Animal AdventuresSyndicatedSeptember 1, 1993May 24, 2008
15 years15SportsworldNBC19781992
15 years15For Your HomePBS19962011
15 years15I've Got a SecretCBSJune 19, 1952April 3, 1967350+
15 years15ConcentrationNBCAugust 25, 1958March 23, 19733,770
15 years15The Jack Benny ProgramCBSOctober 29, 1950September 15, 1964343
NBCSeptember 25, 1964September 10, 1965
15 years15That Good Ole Nashville MusicSyndicated19701985
15 years15Scientific American FrontiersPBSOctober 1, 1990October 19, 200597
15 years15Newton's ApplePBS19831998
15 years15ERNBCSeptember 19, 1994April 2, 2009331
14 years9thSpongeBob SquarePantsNickelodeonMay 1, 1999present204First Longest-running Nickelodeon animated series.
14 years15thLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitNBCSeptember 20, 1999Present329
14 years15thBig Brother USCBSJuly 5, 2000Present490+Although Big Brother has multiple versions known around the world, the US version is the longest running version. It began airing 1 year after the Netherlands version of Big Brother. The UK version of Big Brother would have been the longest running version had it not been cancelled for a year before moving to a new TV station a year later. The UK however, has more seasons of Big Brother than any other version known around world; however, the US version has aired one season per year since 2000 with 2 seasons airing in 2008.
14 years14Watch Mr. Wizard (original series)NBCMay 26, 1951June 27, 1965547
14 years14The Adventures of
Ozzie and Harriet
[114]
ABCOctober 10, 1952September 3, 1966435The longest "live action" sitcom
14 years14The Jack LaLanne ShowSyndicated19561970
14 years14Bonanza[115]NBCSeptember 12, 1959January 16, 1973430
14 years14Hollywood SquaresNBCOctober 17, 1966June 20, 19803,536
14 years14Knots LandingCBSDecember 27, 1979May 13, 1993344
14 years14Ryan's HopeABCJuly 7, 1975January 13, 19893,515
14 years14The Bugs Bunny and Tweety ShowABCSeptember 13, 1986September 2, 2000387+
14 years14Marty Stouffer's Wild AmericaPBS19821996120
14 years14An Evening at the ImprovA&EFebruary 3, 1982January 1, 1996
14 years14Speed WeekESPN19831997
14 years14Video SoulBETJune 26, 19831997
14 years14MADtvFOXOctober 14, 1995May 16, 2009321Longest running rival sketch show to Saturday Night Live; longest-running FOX sketch show (beating out In Living Color by nine years)
14 years14X-PlayG4July 4, 1998January 23, 20131,000+
14 years14thReal World/Road Rules ChallengeMTVSeptember 28, 1997present
14 years14thCheatersSyndicated/ The CWNovember 26, 1999present264
14 years14thDivorce Court (revival reality show)Syndicated/Fox Twentieth TelevisionSeptember 15, 1999Present2,076
14 years14thWho Wants to Be a Millionaire?ABCAugust 16, 1999June 27, 20022,300+
SyndicatedSeptember 16, 2002present
14 years15thWWE SmackDownUPNApril 29, 1999September 15, 2006690
The CWSeptember 22, 2006September 26, 2008
MyNetworkTVOctober 3, 2008September 24, 2010
SyfyOctober 1, 2010present

12–13 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
13 years13All in the Family/ Archie Bunker's Place [116]CBSJanuary 12, 1971September 21, 1983125
13 years14thCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCBSOctober 6, 2000Present306
13 years13thNASCAR on FoxFOXFebruary 18, 2001Present
13 Years9thThe Fairly OddParentsNickelodeonMarch 30, 2001
February 18, 2008
March 23, 2013
November 25, 2006
December 29, 2011
Present
132Second longest-running Nickelodeon animated series.
13 years9RugratsNickelodeonAugust 11, 1991June 8, 2004172Third longest-running Nickelodeon animated series.
13 years13Let's Make a Deal[117]NBCDecember 30, 1963December 27, 1986
ABCDecember 30, 1968July 9, 1976
13 years13Howdy DoodyNBCDecember 27, 1947September 24, 1960
13 years13Armstrong Circle TheatreNBCJune 6, 1950June 1957
CBSOctober 1957August 28, 1963
13 years13The 20th Century[118]CBSOctober 20, 1957January 4, 1970
13 years13Fat Albert and the Cosby KidsCBSSeptember 9, 1972August 25, 1984
Syndicated19841985
13 years13DallasCBSApril 2, 1978May 3, 1991357
13 years13PM Magazine[119]SyndicatedSeptember 1978January 1, 1991
13 years13LaterNBCAugust 22, 1988February 1, 2001
13 years13Unsolved Mysteries (original series)NBCJanuary 20, 1987[120]September 5, 1997560+
CBSNovember 13, 1997June 11, 1999
LifetimeJuly 2, 2001September 20, 2002
13 years13Tim RussertCNBC19942008
13 years13King of the HillFOXJanuary 12, 1997September 13, 2009[121]259
13 years13Hannity & ColmesFox News ChannelOctober 6, 1996January 9, 2009
13 years28thSurvivor (US series)CBSMay 31, 2000Present383Features two seasons per year.
12 years10thAqua Teen Hunger Force (alternative titles)Adult SwimSeptember 9, 2001October 24, 2004130 (4 unaired)The episode "Boston" was never released.
December 4, 2005December 22, 2006
January 20, 2008present
12 years12thAmerica's Test KitchenPBS2001Present
12 years24thThe Amazing Race (US series)CBSSeptember 5, 2001Present270
12 years10Space Ghost Coast to CoastCartoon Network
Adult Swim
April 15, 1994
May 30, 2006
April 12, 2004
May 31, 2008
110
12 years12thAmerican IdolFOXJune 11, 2002Present475
12 years12thMonday Night BaseballESPNApril 7, 2002Present
12 years12thLast Call with Carson DalyNBCJanuary 8, 2002Present1,157+
12 years12th30 Minute MealsFood NetworkNovember 17, 2001Present445+
12 years12thBET's Top 25BETSeptember 22, 2001Present
12 years12thDon Francisco PresentaUnivisionOctober 10, 2001present
12 years12NASCAR on SpeedSpeedFebruary 11, 2002August 16, 2013
12 years12The Joker's WildCBSSeptember 3, 1962June 13, 19753,026
Syndicated[122]September 1977May 23, 1986
12 years12Star Search[123]SyndicatedSeptember 10, 1983May 20, 1995
12 years12American Sports CavalcadeTNN19831995
12 years12To Tell the TruthCBSDecember 18, 1956September 6, 1968
12 years12The Joy of PaintingPBS19831995
12 years12Divorce Court (original series)[124]Syndicated19571969
12 years12CBS ReportsCBSOctober 27, 1959September 7, 1971
12 years12The Lucy Show /Here's Lucy[125]CBSOctober 1, 1962September 2, 1974156
12 years12The People's Court (original series)[126]SyndicatedSeptember 198119932,484
12 years12My Three SonsABCSeptember 29, 1960September 2, 1965
CBSSeptember 16, 1965August 24, 1972
12 years12NYPD BlueABCSeptember 21, 1993March 1, 2005261
12 years12Murder, She WroteCBSSeptember 30, 1984May 19, 1996264
12 years12Hawaii Five-O (original series)CBSSeptember 26, 1968April 26, 1980284
12 years12LovingABCJune 27, 1983November 10, 19953,169
12 years12Lifestyles of the Rich and FamousSyndicatedJanuary 1984September 1996
12 years12CBS This Morning[127]CBSNovember 30, 1987October 29, 19992,143+
12 years12House of StyleMTVJanuary 1, 19892000
12 years12The Jenny Jones ShowSyndicatedSeptember 16, 1991September 12, 20031,500
12 years12Room by RoomHGTVDecember 31, 19942006[128]
12 years12NBA on NBCNBC19902002

11 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
11 years11thAround the HornESPNNovember 4, 2002present2,310+
11 years11thBarefoot ContessaFood NetworkMarch 25, 2002present111+
11 years11thClosing BellCNBCFebruary 4, 2002present
11 years11thThe Daily BuzzSyndicated, The CW PlusSeptember 16, 2002present
11 years11thDr. PhilSyndicatedSeptember 16, 2002present1,671
11 years11thMythbustersDiscovery Channel, TLCJanuary 23, 2003present231
11 years11thNBA CountdownESPNDecember 25, 2002present
11 years11thNBA ShootaroundESPNOctober 25, 2002present
11 years11thNBA on ABCABCDecember 25, 2002present
11 years11thNBA on ESPNESPN and ESPN2January 2003present
1111thOn the Record w/ Greta Van SusterenFox News ChannelFebruary 2002present
1111thRecipe TV Featuring the World's Greatest ChefsSyndicatedSeptember 30, 2002present
1111thStudio B with Shepard SmithFox News ChannelAugust 2002present
11 years5thScared!Staten Island Community TelevisionSeptember 12, 2002present19
11 years11thTwo and a Half MenCBSSeptember 22, 2003present224
11 years11thThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowSyndicatedSeptember 8, 2003present1,666
11 years11The Chris Matthews ShowSyndicatedSeptember 22, 2002July 21, 2013
11 years11Kraft Television Theatre[129]NBCMay 7, 1947October 1, 1958650
11 years11Homes Across America[130]HGTVDecember 1994October 12, 2005
11 years11The Voice of FirestoneNBCSeptember 5, 1949June 1954
ABCJune 1954June 1959
ABCSeptember 1962June 16, 1963
11 years11You Bet Your LifeNBCOctober 5, 1950June 29, 1961429
11 years11The Andy Williams ShowCBS19571959
NBC19621971
11 years11Beat the Clock (original series)[131]CBSMarch 23, 1950September 12, 1958
ABCOctober 13, 1958January 30, 1961
11 years11Jeopardy! (original NBC series)[132]NBCMarch 30, 1964January 3, 19752,753
11 years11The General Electric College Bowl[133]CBSJanuary 4, 19591963
NBC1963June 14, 1970
11 years11The Wilburn Brothers ShowSyndicated19871998354
11 years11The Carol Burnett ShowCBSSeptember 11, 1967March 29, 1978278
11 years11M*A*S*HCBSSeptember 17, 1972February 28, 1983251
11 years11Late Night with David LettermanNBCFebruary 1, 1982June 25, 19931,810
11 years11The Howard Stern ShowE!June 18, 1994July 8, 2005
11 years11GeraldoSyndicated19871998
11 years11Love ConnectionSyndicatedSeptember 12, 1983July 1, 19942,425
11 years11The Danny Thomas ShowABC[134]September 29, 1953July 1957
CBS[135]September 1957September 14, 1964
11 years11Talk SoupE!December 26, 1991May 17, 2002
11 years11Martha Stewart LivingSyndicated19932004
11 years11Ricki LakeSyndicatedSeptember 13, 1993August 27, 2004
11 years11Good EatsFood NetworkJuly 7, 19992011235
11 years11All ThatNickelodeonSeptember 6, 1994[136]October 22, 2005184
11 years117th Heaven[137]The WBAugust 26, 1996September 18, 2006243
The CWSeptember 25, 2006May 13, 2007[138]
11 years11Imus in the Morning[139]MSNBCSeptember 2, 1996April 11, 2007
11 years11Fox News LiveFox News ChannelOctober 6, 19962008
11 years11The JeffersonsCBSJanuary 18, 1975July 23, 1985255
11 years11Paula's Home CookingFood Network20022013129+

10 years[edit]

LengthNumber of seasonsSeriesNetworkFirst broadcastLast broadcastNumber of episodesNotes
10 years12Intimate PortraitLifetimeJanuary 1995October 2005
10 years10American MorningCNNSeptember 12, 2001December 30, 20111,000+
10 years10Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts[140]CBSDecember 6, 1948July 21, 1958
10 years10Arthur Godfrey and His FriendsCBSJanuary 12, 1949April 28, 1959
10 years10Total Request LiveMTVSeptember 14, 1998November 16, 20082,247
10 Years6Ed, Edd n' EddyCartoon NetworkJanuary 4, 1999November 8, 200969Longest-running Cartoon Network series.
10 years10Studio One[141]CBSNovember 7, 1948September 29, 1958
10 years10Pantomime Quiz[142]CBSOctober 4, 1949August 28, 1951
NBCJanuary 2, 1952March 26, 1952
CBSJuly 4, 1952September 1952
CBSJuly 1953August 28, 1953
DuMontOctober 20, 1953April 13, 1954
CBSJuly 9, 1954August 27, 1954
ABCJanuary 1955March 1955
CBSJuly 8, 1955September 6, 1957
ABCApril 1958September 1958
ABCJanuary 1959September 1959
10 years10The Arthur Murray PartyABCJuly 20, 1950September 1950The first series to be shown on four US broadcasting networks
DuMontOctober 1950March 1951
ABCApril 1951May 1952
CBSJuly 1952August 1952
DuMontOctober 1952April 1953
CBSJune 1953October 1953
NBCOctober 1953September 1955
CBSApril 1956September 1956
NBCJuly 1957September 6, 1960
10 years10Smilin' Ed's Gang[143]NBCAugust 26, 1950May 19, 1951
CBSAugust 11, 1951April 11, 1953
ABCAugust 22, 1953April 23, 1955
CBSAugust 20, 1955December 31, 1960
10 years10A Current AffairSyndicatedJuly 28, 19861996
10 years10Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original series)SyndicatedDecember 10, 1987February 9, 1990193
CBSSeptember 10, 1990November 2, 1996
10 years11Married... with ChildrenFoxApril 5, 1987June 9, 1997259
10 years11Happy DaysABCJanuary 15, 1974May 26, 1984255
10 years11CheersNBCSeptember 30, 1982May 20, 1993273
10 years9One Tree HillCW20032012187
10 years11FrasierNBCSeptember 16, 1993May 13, 2004264
10 years10Getting FitESPN19871997
10 years6American ChopperDiscovery Channel, TLCSeptember 29, 2002December 17, 2012233
10 years7FuturamaFoxMarch 28, 1999August 10, 2003140
Comedy CentralMarch 23, 2008September 4, 2013
10 years10FriendsNBCSeptember 22, 1994May 6, 2004236
10 years10thNFL Total AccessNFL Network2003present
10 years11thFamily GuyFoxJanuary 31, 1999August 1, 2000210
July 11, 2001February 14, 2002
May 1, 2005present
10 years11thNCISCBSSeptember 23, 2003present246

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only its time on television is counted here; it began on radio (as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press) in 1945
  2. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3403008/ns/meet_the_press-about_us/
  3. ^ CBS Television News 1948-1951, Douglas Edwards with the News 1951-1963
  4. ^ Only its time on television is counted here; it began on radio July 15, 1929.
  5. ^ Originally Hallmark Playhouse radio series, was Hallmark Television Playhouse (1951-1954)
  6. ^ ABC Evening News 1953-1965 and 1967-1978; Peter Jennings and the News 1965-1967; World News Tonight 1978-2006; World News with Charles Gibson 2006-2009
  7. ^ Includes the various permutations and rebrandings over the years, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  8. ^ http://www.itiswritten.com/about/facts/[dead link]
  9. ^ Originally The Guiding Light. Only its time on television is counted here; it began on radio January 25, 1937.
  10. ^ Name often altered to reflect primary sponsor. Name on current broadcasts: Denny's PBA Tour
  11. ^ In addition, NBC televised the fall tour, 1984-1991
  12. ^ 1998-2000 broadcast seasons were shared by CBS and ESPN
  13. ^ Disney anthology television series aired under a variety of titles, including Disneyland, Disney's Wonderful World of Color and The Magical World of Disney. The current title is The Wonderful World of Disney. See the main article for a complete broadcast history
  14. ^ Originally Washington Week in Review
  15. ^ Weekly broadcasts ended January 1, 1997; irregular airings afterward; officially ended with the absorption of ABC Sports into ESPN
  16. ^ This only applies to the time that a children's program has broadcast nationwide. Technically a few other children's programs may have run longer in years/seasons than Sesame Street. Its just that some of those programs' seasons/years don't count as said programs weren't broadcast nationwide for their entire run.
  17. ^ Originally The New Price Is Right; longest-running game show in American television history.
  18. ^ Was available to stations in both franchised and syndicated versions as Romper Room from 1953 to 1981; Was retitled Romper Room & Friends in 1981 and became a syndicated-only series as the local versions ended production
  19. ^ Jim Crockett's Victory Garden, 1975-79
  20. ^ Originally NBC Saturday Night
  21. ^ Previously The Robert MacNeil Report (1975), The MacNeil/Lehrer Report (1975-1983), The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour 1975-1995, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer 1995-2009
  22. ^ Not currently on a regular schedule
  23. ^ Aired locally on WYAH-TV Portsmouth, Virginia, 1966-1977; evolved from locally broadcast telethons 1962-1966
  24. ^ Simulcast with cable network transmission
  25. ^ Scheduled
  26. ^ Broadcast locally only on WPBT, 1979-1981
  27. ^ Date of airing of last first-run episode. Since then, reruns have been syndicated as Best of Soul Train
  28. ^ Became Wall Street Week with Fortune after original host was fired in 2002
  29. ^ Broadcast only in North Carolina, 1979-1981
  30. ^ Evolved from The Iran Crisis - America Held Hostage (1979-80)
  31. ^ Weekend editions are simulcast on the BBC Parliament channel with the name America This Week
  32. ^ Pilot taped April 4, 1966
  33. ^ Continuation of Bandstand, which aired on WFIL 1952–1957
  34. ^ Originally titled "Noticiero SIN" when Univision was known as SIN (Spanish International Network).
  35. ^ Succeeded Issues and Answers; full title throughout its run is This Week With (host's name), beginning with David Brinkley, 1981-1996. Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson co-anchored from 1996-2002. George Stephanopoulos was host from 2002 to 2010. Christiane Amanpour took over as host in 2010.
  36. ^ Also Westbrook Hospital, 1975-1981
  37. ^ Also syndicated, 1982-present
  38. ^ Also known as The Metropolitan Opera Presents
  39. ^ Hosted by Alex Trebek
  40. ^ http://www.in.com/matthew-crouch/biography-191375.html
  41. ^ Reruns aired in syndication, 1984-1992
  42. ^ Began as Moneyline. Became Lou Dobbs Moneyline in 2001, Lou Dobbs Tonight in 2003
  43. ^ Host: Tom Chapin (1985-1988), Robert Urich (1988-1995), Robert Ballard (1988-1995), Boyd Matson (1995-2003), Michael Fay (2001), Lisa Ling (2003-)
  44. ^ Show renamed National Geographic Ultimate Explorer 2003-2005
  45. ^ Oldest continuously running radio program, airing on WSM radio, Nashville, Tennessee
  46. ^ As Grand Ole Opry Live!
  47. ^ Started in 2008, Mystery! was absorbed into Masterpiece (the former Masterpiece Theatre) and airs under the banner Masterpiece Mystery!
  48. ^ Originally The Dodge Dancing Party; reruns have been airing since 1982 on various PBS stations, often times re cut and spliced with new footage from surviving cast members to give the illusion of new episodes.
  49. ^ Originated on CBS
  50. ^ Reran CBS originals, 1984-1987
  51. ^ Rebroadcast A&E originals, 1999-2006
  52. ^ Originally The Phil Donahue Show
  53. ^ Continuation of series that aired 1962-1985 on Chile's Canal 13
  54. ^ Originally Open End; prior to syndication, aired on WNTA-TV 1958-1961
  55. ^ Other names: Live With Regis and Kathie Lee (1988-2000), Live With Regis (2000-2001), Live With Regis and Kelly, Live With Kelly
  56. ^ Date of first episode distributed nationally; was aired by WABC locally at The Morning Show, 1983-1988
  57. ^ Also known as Showtime in Harlem, Showtime, and Live in Hollywood
  58. ^ Also called 48 Hours Investigates
  59. ^ Longest-running game show in prime time network television
  60. ^ Full title ESPN Magazine's Sport Reporters
  61. ^ Program rebroadcast later the same day on ESPNews
  62. ^ Only its time as its own television show is counted here; it began on The Tracey Ullman Show as animated shorts. It is currently the longest-running prime time entertainment program with a consistent setting and recurring characters. While other prime-time shows have run longer, they are all news, sports, anthology or variety programs.
  63. ^ Morning 1979-1982
  64. ^ America's longest-running cooking show, running consecutive episodes and consecutive seasons. While some believe Julia Child's series to have run longer, Child and other appeared in series with different names, hosts. Ciao Italia has been on the air since 1989.
  65. ^ Renamed Hee Haw Silver for 1992-1993 season ("greatest hits"); reruns aired on The Nashville Network 1992-1997
  66. ^ Originated on NBC Radio 1940-1951.
  67. ^ Hosted by Ralph Edwards
  68. ^ Hosted by Jack Bailey
  69. ^ Hosted by Bob Barker; Steve Dunne also hosted a primetime version on NBC, 1958
  70. ^ Hosted by Bob Barker
  71. ^ Title through 1986. Subsequent titles: Siskel & Ebert & the Movies (1986–1989), Siskel & Ebert (1989–1999), Roger Ebert & the Movies (1999–2000), Ebert & Roeper and the Movies (2000–2001), Ebert & Roeper (2001-2007), At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper (2007-2008), At the Movies (2009-2010), Ebert presents At the Movies (2011-present)
  72. ^ Includes Sunday Night Baseball, Wednesday Night Baseball, etc.
  73. ^ ESPN2 started broadcasting major league baseball games in 2002 in addition to those offered by ESPN
  74. ^ Aired as Toast of the Town until 1955
  75. ^ Evolved from George Michael's Sports Final, 1980-1984 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/16/AR2006111600669.html)
  76. ^ Local transmission only (WCET), 1972-1996
  77. ^ Originated on radio as Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, 1934-1946
  78. ^ Originally GrandStand, then changed name to reflect year; was also NFL Live 1987-1997
  79. ^ Previously E! News Daily and E! News Live
  80. ^ Also known as Dateline (day of week it airs), Dateline With Stone Phillips
  81. ^ According to MTV, 19th season began August 8, 2007
  82. ^ Originally ABC Press Conference; succeeded in time slot by This Week
  83. ^ Originally Opening Soon at a Theater Near You (1975-1977); Sneak Previes Goes Video 1989-1991
  84. ^ Original version hosted by Mel Allen (1977-1996), Warner Fusselle (1996), and Ozzie Smith (1997-1998)
  85. ^ In 2010, in between the Power Rangers RPM season and the Power Rangers Samurai season of the show, Disney chose to create and broadcast a "newly re-versioned" season of episodes instead of an actual new season. Since this season is not actual new episodes in of themselves, but rather old episodes with new special effects thrown in them, this season is not usually counted by fans towards the total season count (making the current season the 20th despite being on for 21 years). However, it is mentioned here anyway because the current owner of the show (Saban Brands), from a production standpoint, does consider its existence as an official season in addition to the other seasons (even though it isn't included in the total season count).
  86. ^ While the show takes place in the same fictional universe, as a whole, for its entire run; it is often renamed on a yearly basis as the central location, theme, and characters change almost completely on a season by season basis. In essence, most seasons of the show can be thought of more as a series of individual shows that make up a larger television franchise, like Star Trek for example.
  87. ^ First broadcast episodes on August 28, 1993. Premiered new episodes from August 28, 1993 till August 10, 2002. Last broadcast episodes on September 7, 2002.
  88. ^ Costumes and footage loosely adapted from Super Sentai.
  89. ^ First broadcast episodes on March 3, 2002. Premiered new episodes from February 14, 2004 till November 20, 2004. Last broadcast episodes on August 31, 2006.
  90. ^ First broadcast episodes on February 14, 2004. Premiered new episodes from February 5, 2005 till November 3, 2008. Last broadcast episodes on February 12, 2009.
  91. ^ First broadcast episodes on September 14, 2002. Premiered new episodes from September 14, 2002 till November 15, 2003; then again from March 7, 2009 till December 26, 2009. Premiered broadcasts of old episodes "newly re-versioned" from January 2, 2010 till August 28, 2010. Last broadcast episodes on August 28, 2010.
  92. ^ First broadcast episodes on February 7, 2011. Premiered new episodes from February 7, 2011 till the present. Has yet to make its last broadcast.
  93. ^ First broadcast episodes on February 11, 2011. As of the present has never premiered a new episode, but does rerun them as encore airings shortly after they premiere. Also airs reruns from previous seasons. Has yet to make its last broadcast.
  94. ^ First broadcast episodes on August 25, 2012. As of the present has never premiered a new episode. Has yet to make its last broadcast.
  95. ^ It was at one time, prior to The Simpsons succeeding them, known as the longest-running prime time entertainment program with a consistent setting and recurring characters. While other prime-time shows have run longer, they are all news, sports, anthology or variety programs.
  96. ^ Other names: Evans, Novak, Hunt, and Shields (1998-2001), Novak, Hunt, and Shields (2001-2002)
  97. ^ Presently, each episode first airs on ESPN2 on Fridays, then is repeated on ESPN two days later
  98. ^ Evolved from Jammin' (1991-1994)
  99. ^ Originally Extra:The Entertainment Magazine
  100. ^ Originally Entertainers
  101. ^ Host: Tom Snyder 1995-1999, Craig Kilborn 1999-2004, Craig Ferguson 2004-
  102. ^ Reruns only (no first-run episodes) in 1994, 1996, and 2001
  103. ^ Name changed to Friday Night 1994-2000, Late Friday 2001-2002. In both cases, the name change accompanied a change in program format
  104. ^ Moved to NBC in 2006, at which time Monday Night Football moves from ABC to ESPN
  105. ^ Sunday Night Football shared with TNT, with TNT getting the first half of the season, ESPN the second half, 1990-1997
  106. ^ Also on CBS Radio, 1945-1967
  107. ^ Season 14 in progress; the start of Season 15 has been announced for January 2008
  108. ^ Originally The O'Reilly Report
  109. ^ First-run broadcast on Fox; repeated in the afternoon of the same day on Fox News Channel
  110. ^ New episodes sporadic after 2001
  111. ^ Although branded and treated as a separate series, technically this is a continuation of Late Night with David Letterman (11 seasons), and was in turn followed in 2009 by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. As such, Late Night, as an entity, can be said to be currently in its 28th season.
  112. ^ Judges: Ed Koch (1997-1999), Jerry Sheindlin (1999-2001), Marilyn Milian (2001-present)
  113. ^ Originally Politics with Chris Matthews
  114. ^ Longest-running live-action sitcom.
  115. ^ First US network series to film all its episodes in color
  116. ^ Renamed Archie Bunker's Place 1979-1983
  117. ^ original network series - syndicated version ran 1971-1977; short-lived "revivals" followed
  118. ^ The 21st Century 1967-1970
  119. ^ Aired locally on KPIX San Francisco as Evening: The MTWTF Show, 1976-1978
  120. ^ Includes series of specials, Jan. 1987 to May 1988
  121. ^ Show was kept in production for four episodes beyond what FOX had ordered for the final season. Several months after the last broadcast on FOX, these four leftover episodes premiered in syndication from May 3rd through May 7th, 2010.
  122. ^ Syndicated revival prompted by success of syndicated repeats of CBS episodes in 1976
  123. ^ Ed McMahon's Star Search, 1992-1995
  124. ^ With Judge Voltaire Perkins
  125. ^ Originally The Lucille Ball Show; was also Here's Lucy 1968-1974
  126. ^ With Judge Joseph Wapner
  127. ^ This Morning 1996-1999
  128. ^ HGTV continues to present reruns after non-renewal of series
  129. ^ Also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre (1958); another series of the same name ran concurrently on ABC, 1953-1955
  130. ^ Had 13 week seasons, according to HGTV
  131. ^ Emcee: Bud Collyer
  132. ^ Hosted by Art Fleming
  133. ^ Also known as G.E. College Bowl; on NBC radio, 1953-1955; pilot shot 1955
  134. ^ As Make Room for Daddy; NBC used the same name when airing reruns of this series, 1960-1965
  135. ^ As The Danny Thomas Show
  136. ^ "Special preview" airing, April 16, 1994
  137. ^ Longest-running family drama on television, per Reuters article about 7th Heaven finale
  138. ^ Scheduled date of last episode
  139. ^ Simulcast of live program at WFAN New York
  140. ^ On CBS radio 1946-1956
  141. ^ Originated on CBS Radio, 1947
  142. ^ Originally aired locally in Los Angeles, 1947-1950
  143. ^ Began on radio as Ed McConnell and the Buster Brown Gang, 1929-1950; became Andy's Gang in 1954 when Andy Devine became host after McConnell's death

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