List of longest-running U.S. broadcast network television series

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This is a list of the longest running U.S. broadcast network television series, ordered by number of broadcast seasons.

To qualify for this list, the programming must originate in North America, be shown on a United States national (not regional) television network, and be first-run (as opposed to a repackaging of previously-aired material or material released in other media). For the purposes of this list, series that were available only on a local or regional basis are excluded. The "number of seasons" total does not include cable broadcasts or series in syndication.

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60–69 years[edit]

Series shaded in light blue are currently in production.
Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
66 years 66th Meet the Press (NBC News)[1] NBC November 6, 1947[2] present 4,843+ Longest-running show.
65 years 65th CBS Evening News (CBS News)[3] CBS May 3, 1948 present 16,400+ Longest-running network newscast.
62 years 62nd Hallmark Hall of Fame[4] NBC December 24, 1951* December 17, 1978 243+ Not broadcast on a regular schedule, with only a limited number of productions per year.
CBS November 14, 1979 April 30, 1980
PBS February 9, 1981 May 6, 1981
CBS December 1, 1981 January 29, 1989
ABC April 30, 1989 April 23, 1995
CBS December 10, 1995 April 13, 2011
ABC[5] November 27, 2011 present
62 years 62nd Today (NBC News) NBC January 14, 1952 present 15,785+
61 years 60th ABC World News (ABC News)[6] ABC October 12, 1953[7] present 15,722+

50–59 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
60 years 59th The Tonight Show[8] NBC September 27, 1954 present 10,452+
59 years 59th Face the Nation (CBS News) CBS November 7, 1954 present
57 years 57 Guiding Light (CBS Daytime)[9] CBS June 30, 1952* September 18, 2009 15,762 Longest-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.
55 years 55th Professional Bowlers Tour (ABC Sports)[10] ABC[11] January 6, 1962[12] June 21, 1997
CBS[13] April 18, 1998[14] 2000
ESPN 1998 present
54 years 54 As the World Turns (CBS Daytime) CBS April 2, 1956 September 17, 2010 13,858
54 years 53 The Wonderful World of Disney [15] ABC October 27, 1954 June 11, 1961 1,224
NBC September 24, 1961 August 16, 1981
CBS September 26, 1981 May 3, 1983
ABC February 2, 1986 May 22, 1988
NBC October 9, 1988 August 26, 1990
Disney
Channel
September 23, 1990 August 25, 1996
ABC September 28, 1997 December 24, 2008
53 years 54th NFL on CBS CBS September 30, 1956 January 23, 1994 5,000+
September 6, 1998 present
51 years 51st General Hospital (ABC Daytime) ABC April 1, 1963 present 12,843+

40–49 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
48 years 48th Days of our Lives (NBC Daytime) NBC November 8, 1965 present 12,112+
47 years 47th Washington Week[16] NET, PBS February 23, 1967 present 2,000+
46 years 45th 60 Minutes (CBS News) CBS September 24, 1968 present
45 years 45 Wide World of Sports (ABC Sports) ABC April 29, 1961 August 2006[17]
44 years 43rd Sesame Street NET November 10, 1969 May 8, 1970 4,327 Longest-running children's show.[18]
PBS November 9, 1970 present
46 43 One Life to Live (ABC Daytime) ABC July 15, 1968 January 13, 2012 11,096 While 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.
44 years 43rd Monday Night Football ABC September 21, 1970 December 26, 2005 641+
ESPN September 11, 2006 present
44 years 43rd NBC Nightly News (NBC News) NBC August 3, 1970 present NBC 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 43rd Masterpiece Theatre PBS January 10, 1971 present
41 years 42nd The Price Is Right (CBS Daytime)[19] CBS September 4, 1972 present 7,800+ Longest-running game show.
41 42nd Great Performances PBS November 4, 1972 present
41 years 41st The Young and the Restless (CBS Daytime) CBS March 26, 1973 present 10,200+
40 years 41 All My Children (ABC Daytime) ABC January 5, 1970 September 23, 2011 10,712 While 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.

20-39 years[edit]

35–39 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
39 years 40th Nova PBS March 3, 1974 present 698
38 39th The Victory Garden[20] PBS April 16, 1975 present
38 years 39th Good Morning America ABC November 3, 1975 present 9,914+
38 years 38th Saturday Night Live[21] NBC October 11, 1975 present 745 Is the longest-running sketch comedy show on American television.
38 38th PBS NewsHour[22] PBS October 20, 1975 present
37 years 38th Live from Lincoln Center PBS January 30, 1976 present[23]
37 years 37th Austin City Limits PBS 1976 present
35 years 36th 20/20 ABC June 6, 1978 present
35 years 35 Search for Tomorrow (CBS and NBC Daytime) CBS September 3, 1951 March 29, 1982 9,130
NBC March 26, 1982 December 26, 1986
35 years 35 Another World (NBC Daytime) NBC May 4, 1964 June 25, 1999 8,891 Longest-running continuous title sequences on television
34 years 35th Nightly Business Report[24] PBS January 22, 1979 present
35 years 35th Antiques Roadshow PBS January 18, 1979 present
34 years 35th CBS News Sunday Morning CBS January 28, 1979 present
34 years 35 Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser[25] PBS November 20, 1970 June 24, 2005
34 years 35 Evening at Pops PBS July 12, 1970 August 29, 2004

30–34 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
34 years 34th This Old House PBS 1979 present 786+
34 years 34th The Woodwright's Shop[26] PBS 1979 present 429+
33 years 33rd Nightline[27] ABC March 24, 1980 present
33 years 33 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood NET February 19, 1968 October 1970 895
PBS October 1970 August 31, 2001
32 years 32nd Noticiero Univision[28] Univision June 1, 1981 present
31 years 31st Nature PBS October 10, 1982 present 440+
31 years 31st MotorWeek[29] PBS 1982 present
31 years 31st Frontline PBS January 17, 1983 present 520+
31 years 31 Lamp Unto My Feet CBS November 21, 1948 January 21, 1979
30 years 30 American Bandstand[30] ABC August 5, 1957 November 5, 1987 4,134
30 years 30 Live from the Met[31] PBS 1977 2007

25–29 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
29 years 29 Love of Life CBS September 24, 1951 February 1, 1980 7,316
29 years 29 Captain Kangaroo[32] CBS October 3, 1955 December 8, 1984
28 years 28 The Edge of Night CBS April 2, 1956 November 28, 1975 7,420
ABC December 1, 1975 December 28, 1984
28 years 28 Mystery![33] PBS February 5, 1980 2008
27 years 27th Hometime PBS November 1, 1986 present
27 years 27th Sábado Gigante[34] Univision April 12, 1986 present
26 years 26th The Bold and the Beautiful CBS March 23, 1987 present 6,500+
26 years 26th 48 Hours[35] CBS January 2, 1988 present
25 years 25 Camera Three CBS January 22, 1956 January 21, 1979
PBS October 4, 1979 July 1, 1980
25 years 25th Cops Fox March 11, 1989 present 903+
25 years 25th American Experience PBS October 1, 1988 present 230+

20–24 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
24 years 24 CBS Morning News[36] CBS September 2, 1963 January 9, 1987
24 years 24th America's Funniest Home Videos ABC November 26, 1989 present 500
24 years 24th Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito[37] PBS October 1989 present Longest-running cooking program.
25 years 26th The Simpsons[38] Fox December 17, 1989 present 556 Longest-running animated series, longest running sitcom and longest running scripted primetime series.
23 years 23 The Ed Sullivan Show[39] CBS June 20, 1948 June 6, 1971 1,087
23 years 23 America's Most Wanted Fox February 1, 1988 June 18, 2011 940+
23 years 23 Lilias, Yoga and You[40] PBS 1976 1999
23 years 23 Reading Rainbow PBS June 6, 1983 November 10, 2006 155
22 years 22 The Original Amateur Hour[41] DuMont January 18, 1948 October 1949
NBC October 1949 September 1954
ABC October 1955 June 1957
NBC July 1957 October 1958
CBS May 1959 October 1959
ABC March 1960 September 26, 1960
CBS October 2, 1960 September 27, 1970
22 years 22 NASCAR on CBS CBS February 18, 1979 July 15, 2000
22 years 22 NFL on NBC[42] NBC 1975 1997
22 years 22nd Charlie Rose PBS September 30, 1991 present
22 years 22nd Dateline NBC[43] NBC March 31, 1992 present 1,700+
21 years 21 Issues and Answers[44] ABC 1960 1981
21 years 21 Sneak Previews[45] PBS 1975 1996
21 years 21 Cookin' Cheap PBS 1981 2002
21 years 21 The New Yankee Workshop PBS January 1988 June 27, 2009 284
20 years 20th Late Show with David Letterman CBS August 30, 1993 present 3,796+
20 years 20 The Doctors NBC April 1, 1963 December 31, 1982 5,280
20 years 20 Law & Order NBC September 13, 1990 May 24, 2010 456
20 years 20 The Red Skelton Show NBC September 30, 1951 June 1953 672
CBS September 1953 June 1970
NBC September 1970 August 1, 1971

10-19 years[edit]

15–19 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
19 years 19th Fox NFL Sunday Fox September 18, 1994 present
19 years 19th The Late Late Show[46] CBS January 9, 1995 present 3,468+
18 years 18 Art Linkletter's House Party[47] CBS September 1, 1952 September 5, 1969
NBC December 29, 1969 September 25, 1970
17 years 17 Lassie CBS September 12, 1954 May 1971 519
17 years 17 NBA on CBS CBS October 20, 1973 June 14, 1990
17 years 16th Arthur PBS September 2, 1996 present 195 Longest-running animated series on PBS. 2nd longest on television
16 years 16 Wheel of Fortune (daytime) NBC January 6, 1975 June 30, 1989
CBS July 17, 1989 January 11, 1991
NBC January 14, 1991 September 20, 1991
16 years 16 Late Night with Conan O'Brien[48] NBC October 17, 1993 February 20, 2009 2,725
16 years 16th ¡Despierta América! Univision April 14, 1997 present
15 years 16th Big Brother US CBS July 5, 2000 Present 500+ 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.
15 years 16th Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC September 20, 1999 Present 343 Currently the longest running scripted non-animated U.S. Prime-time television series
15 years 15 NBA Inside Stuff NBC October 27, 1990 2002
ABC 2002 2005[49]
15 years 15 Sportsworld NBC 1978 1992
15 years 15 Concentration (original series) NBC August 25, 1958 March 23, 1973 3,770
15 years 15 For Your Home PBS 1996 2011
15 years 15 I've Got a Secret CBS June 19, 1952 April 3, 1967 350+
15 years 15 The Jack Benny Program CBS October 29, 1950 September 15, 1964 343
NBC September 25, 1964 September 10, 1965
15 years 15 Scientific American Frontiers PBS October 1, 1990 October 19, 2005 97
15 years 15 Newton's Apple PBS 1983 1998
15 years 15 ER NBC September 19, 1994 April 2, 2009 331

12–14 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
14 years 14 Watch Mr. Wizard (original series) NBC May 26, 1951 June 27, 1965 547
14 years 14 The Adventures of
Ozzie and Harriet
[50]
ABC October 10, 1952 September 3, 1966 435
14 years 14 Bonanza[51] NBC September 12, 1959 January 16, 1973 430
14 years 14 Hollywood Squares NBC October 17, 1966 June 20, 1980 3,536
14 years 14 Knots Landing CBS December 27, 1979 May 13, 1993 344
14 years 14 Ryan's Hope ABC July 7, 1975 January 13, 1989 3,515
14 years 14 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show ABC September 13, 1986 September 2, 2000 387+
14 years 14 Marty Stouffer's Wild America PBS 1982 1996 120
14 years 14 MADtv FOX October 14, 1995 May 16, 2009 321 Longest running rival sketch show to Saturday Night Live; longest-running FOX sketch show (beating out In Living Color by nine years)
14 years 14th Cheaters The CW November 26, 1999 present 264
14 years 11th Family Guy Fox January 31, 1999 present 190
13 years 13 All in the Family[52] CBS January 12, 1971 September 21, 1983 208
13 years 14th CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS October 6, 2000 Present 306
13 years 13th NASCAR on Fox FOX February 18, 2001 Present
13 years 13 Let's Make a Deal[53] NBC December 30, 1963 December 27, 1986
ABC December 30, 1968 July 9, 1976
13 years 13 Howdy Doody NBC December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
13 years 7th Futurama Fox, Comedy Central March 28, 1999 present 127
13 years 13 Armstrong Circle Theatre[54] NBC June 6, 1950 June 25, 1957
CBS October 2, 1957 August 28, 1963
13 years 13 The 20th Century[55] CBS October 20, 1957 January 4, 1970
13 years 13 Later NBC August 22, 1988 February 1, 2001
13 years 13 King of the Hill FOX January 12, 1997 September 13, 2009[56] 259
14 years 29th Survivor (US series) CBS May 31, 2000 Present 357 Features two seasons per year.
12 years 12th America's Test Kitchen PBS 2001 Present
13 years 13th American Idol FOX 2001 Present 475
12 years 12 Unsolved Mysteries (original series) NBC January 20, 1987[57] September 5, 1997 560+
CBS November 13, 1997 June 11, 1999
12 years 12 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids CBS September 9, 1972 August 25, 1984
12 years 12 To Tell the Truth CBS December 18, 1956 September 6, 1968
12 years 12 The Joy of Painting PBS 1983 1995
12 years 12 CBS Reports CBS October 27, 1959 September 7, 1971
12 years 12 The Lucy Show[58] CBS October 1, 1962 September 2, 1974 156
12 years 12th Last Call with Carson Daly NBC January 8, 2002 Present 1,157+
12 years 12 My Three Sons ABC September 29, 1960 September 2, 1965
CBS September 16, 1965 August 24, 1972
12 years 12 NYPD Blue ABC September 21, 1993 March 1, 2005 261
12 years 12 Murder, She Wrote CBS September 30, 1984 May 19, 1996 264
12 years 12 Hawaii Five-O (original series) CBS September 26, 1968 April 26, 1980 284
12 years 12 Loving ABC June 27, 1983 November 10, 1995 3,169
12 years 12 CBS This Morning[59] CBS November 30, 1987 October 29, 1999 2,143+
12 years 12 NBA on NBC NBC 1990 2002

11 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
11 years 11 Kraft Television Theatre[60] NBC May 7, 1947 October 1, 1958 650
11 years 11 The Voice of Firestone[61] NBC September 5, 1949 June 7, 1954
ABC June 14, 1954 June 1, 1959
ABC September 30, 1962 June 16, 1963
11 years 11 You Bet Your Life NBC October 5, 1950 June 29, 1961 429
11 years 11 The Andy Williams Show CBS 1957 1959
NBC 1962 1971
11 years 11 Beat the Clock (original series)[62] CBS March 23, 1950 September 12, 1958
ABC October 13, 1958 January 30, 1961
11 years 11 Jeopardy! (original NBC series)[63] NBC March 30, 1964 January 3, 1975 2,753
11 years 11 The General Electric College Bowl[64] CBS January 4, 1959 1963
NBC 1963 June 14, 1970
11 years 11 The Carol Burnett Show CBS September 11, 1967 March 29, 1978 278
11 years 11 M*A*S*H CBS September 17, 1972 February 28, 1983 251
11 years 11 Cheers NBC September 30, 1982 May 20, 1993 273
11 years 11 Late Night with David Letterman NBC February 1, 1982 June 25, 1993 1,810
11 years 11 The Howard Stern Show E! June 18, 1994 July 8, 2005
11 years 11 Frasier NBC September 16, 1993 May 13, 2004 264
11 years 11 Married... with Children Fox April 5, 1987 June 9, 1997 259
11 years 11 Happy Days ABC January 15, 1974 May 26, 1984 255
11 years 11 The Danny Thomas Show[65] ABC[66] September 29, 1953 July 1, 1957
CBS[67] October 7, 1957 September 14, 1964
11 years 11 7th Heaven[68] The WB August 26, 1996 September 18, 2006 243
The CW September 25, 2006 May 13, 2007[69]
11 years 11 The Jeffersons CBS January 18, 1975 July 23, 1985 255

10 years[edit]

Length Number of seasons Series Network First broadcast Last broadcast Number of episodes Notes
10 years 10 CSI: Miami CBS September 23, 2002 April 8, 2012 232
10 years 10 Smallville The CW October 16, 2001 May 13, 2011 217
10 years 10 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts[70] CBS December 6, 1948 July 21, 1958
10 years 10 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS January 12, 1949 April 28, 1959
10 years 10 Pantomime Quiz[71] CBS October 4, 1949 August 28, 1951
NBC January 2, 1952 March 26, 1952
CBS July 4, 1952 September 1952
CBS July 1953 August 28, 1953
DuMont October 20, 1953 April 13, 1954
CBS July 9, 1954 August 27, 1954
ABC January 1955 March 1955
CBS July 8, 1955 September 6, 1957
ABC April 1958 September 1958
ABC January 1959 September 1959
10 years 10 The Arthur Murray Party[72] ABC July 20, 1950 September 1950
DuMont October 1950 March 1951
ABC April 1951 May 1952
CBS July 1952 August 1952
DuMont October 1952 April 1953
CBS June 1953 October 1953
NBC October 1953 September 1955
CBS April 1956 September 1956
NBC July 1957 September 6, 1960
10 years 10 Smilin' Ed's Gang[73] NBC August 26, 1950 May 19, 1951
CBS August 11, 1951 April 11, 1953
ABC August 22, 1953 April 23, 1955
CBS August 20, 1955 December 31, 1960
10 years 10 General Electric Theater CBS February 1, 1953 September 16, 1962
10 years 10 The Pink Panther Show[74] NBC September 13, 1969 September 2, 1978
ABC September 9, 1978[75] September 1, 1979
10 years 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original series) Syndicated December 10, 1987 February 9, 1990 193
CBS September 10, 1990 November 2, 1996
10 years 10 Alfred Hitchcock Presents[76] NBC October 2, 1955 June 26, 1960 366
CBS September 25, 1960 June 26, 1962[77]
NBC September 20, 1962 July 3, 1964
CBS October 5, 1964 May 10, 1965
10 years 10 Murphy Brown CBS November 14, 1988 May 18, 1998 247
10 years 10 Friends NBC September 22, 1994 May 6, 2004 236
10 years 10 JAG NBC September 1, 1995 May 22, 1996[78] 227
CBS January 3, 1997 April 29, 2005
10 years 10 Beverly Hills, 90210 Fox October 4, 1990 May 17, 2000 296
10 years 10 The U.S. Steel Hour ABC October 27, 1953 June 21, 1955
CBS July 6, 1955 August 13, 1963
10 years 11th Two and a Half Men CBS September 22, 2003 present 235
10 years 11th NCIS CBS September 23, 2003 present 245

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. ^ Originally Hallmark Playhouse radio series, was Hallmark Television Playhouse (1951-1954)
  5. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/hallmark-hall-of-fame-has-rough-start-on-abc/
  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. ^ http://www.poynter.org/uncategorized/74607/early-tv-anchors/
  8. ^ Includes the various permutations and rebrandings over the years, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  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. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/schenkel-roll-article-1.764305?pgno=1
  13. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-04-17/sports/9804170044_1_pba-hall-david-ozio-pins
  14. ^ 1998-2000 broadcast seasons were shared by CBS and ESPN
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ Originally Washington Week in Review
  17. ^ Weekly broadcasts ended January 1, 1997; irregular airings afterward; officially ended with the absorption of ABC Sports into ESPN
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ Originally The New Price Is Right; longest-running game show in American television history.
  20. ^ Jim Crockett's Victory Garden, 1975-79
  21. ^ Originally NBC Saturday Night
  22. ^ 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
  23. ^ Not currently on a regular schedule
  24. ^ Broadcast locally only on WPBT, 1979-1981
  25. ^ Became Wall Street Week with Fortune after original host was fired in 2002
  26. ^ Broadcast only in North Carolina, 1979-1981
  27. ^ Evolved from The Iran Crisis - America Held Hostage (1979-80)
  28. ^ Originally titled "Noticiero SIN" when Univision was known as SIN (Spanish International Network).
  29. ^ Also syndicated, 1982-present
  30. ^ Continuation of Bandstand, which aired on WFIL 1952–1957
  31. ^ Also known as The Metropolitan Opera Presents
  32. ^ Reruns aired in syndication, 1984-1992
  33. ^ Started in 2008, Mystery! was absorbed into Masterpiece (the former Masterpiece Theatre) and airs under the banner Masterpiece Mystery!
  34. ^ Continuation of series that aired 1962-1985 on Chile's Canal 13
  35. ^ Also called 48 Hours Investigates
  36. ^ Morning 1979-1982
  37. ^ 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.
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ Aired as Toast of the Town until 1955
  40. ^ Local transmission only (WCET), 1972-1996
  41. ^ Originated on radio as Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, 1934-1946
  42. ^ Originally GrandStand, then changed name to reflect year; was also NFL Live 1987-1997
  43. ^ Also known as Dateline (day of week it airs), Dateline With Stone Phillips
  44. ^ Originally ABC Press Conference; succeeded in time slot by This Week
  45. ^ Originally Opening Soon at a Theater Near You (1975-1977); Sneak Previes Goes Video 1989-1991
  46. ^ Host: Tom Snyder 1995-1999, Craig Kilborn 1999-2004, Craig Ferguson 2004-
  47. ^ Also on CBS Radio, 1945-1967
  48. ^ 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.
  49. ^ After an eight year hiatus, NBA TV brought back Inside Stuff on November 2, 2013.
  50. ^ Longest-running live-action sitcom.
  51. ^ First US network series to film all its episodes in color
  52. ^ Renamed Archie Bunker's Place 1979-1983
  53. ^ original network series - syndicated version ran 1971-1977; short-lived "revivals" followed
  54. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/the-armstrong-circle-theatre/episodes/
  55. ^ The 21st Century 1967-1970
  56. ^ 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.
  57. ^ Includes series of specials, Jan. 1987 to May 1988
  58. ^ Originally The Lucille Ball Show; was also Here's Lucy 1968-1974
  59. ^ This Morning 1996-1999
  60. ^ Also known as Kraft Mystery Theatre (1958); another series of the same name ran concurrently on ABC, 1953-1955
  61. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/the-voice-of-firestone/episodes/
  62. ^ Emcee: Bud Collyer
  63. ^ Hosted by Art Fleming
  64. ^ Also known as G.E. College Bowl; on NBC radio, 1953-1955; pilot shot 1955
  65. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/make-room-for-daddy/
  66. ^ As Make Room for Daddy; NBC used the same name when airing reruns of this series, 1960-1965
  67. ^ As The Danny Thomas Show
  68. ^ Longest-running family drama on television, per Reuters article about 7th Heaven finale
  69. ^ Scheduled date of last episode
  70. ^ On CBS radio 1946-1956
  71. ^ Originally aired locally in Los Angeles, 1947-1950
  72. ^ The first series to be shown on four US broadcasting networks
  73. ^ 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
  74. ^ The Pink Panther Meets the Ant and the Aardvark 1970-1971; The New Pink Panther Show 1971-1974; The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show 1976-1977; Think Pink Panther 1977-1978
  75. ^ As The All New Pink Panther Show
  76. ^ The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962-1965
  77. ^ One episode was not aired on network TV, but was included in later syndication packages
  78. ^ One episode made its premiere on USA Network as part of a JAG rerun package. The episode, planned to be the first of a two-part story, never aired on NBC before cancellation.