Top 7 Longest Running TV Series

There are lots of reasons a viewer can grow an addiction to a particular program. Even though that can be unhealthy, some series are way too exciting to give up. Sometimes it might also be because of the nerve triggering suspensions that every episode leaves you anticipating for more.

When you take a look at the Sabado Gigante series that aired for about 53 years, it is complicated to understand why people found it still fascinating even after that extended period. Well, without focusing on reason, the following are the top 7 series that have been on the air the longest time;


1. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

The same way Americans love TV, it is also noticeably accurate that most viewers prefer ghastly scenes of crime series. At least maybe that’s what you can denote from the fact that the Law and Order have been running for almost 16 years. Throughout its time, a few characters have been written out of the script (you go to miss Stabler if you remember him) but that never made the fans lose interest to the show. It is running for its 19th season now.


2. The Simpsons

The Simpsons is definitely the longest running animation series in the States. For the last 29 seasons, the series has brought every cinematic aspect on the table. The sarcasm, satire, the chills and sometimes a little bit of suspense can keep you glued to the screen for a whole week if you are to watch all the seasons back to back. The show also showcased harmful effects of black coffee when the main character overdoses on multiple cups of coffee. 


3. NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Yes, this is another action-packed crime series. Viewers have warm-heartedly welcome this series since the day it premiered. So far it has run for 15 seasons of 40+mins each. It is a series with plenty of awards under the category of the most-watched series on television.


4. Family Guy

Even though the Family guy is holding the fourth spot, it is undoubtedly the most popular animation series for the last decade. It started airing in 1999, and since then, Seth MacFarlane has been creative all through to make sure the program is interesting and lives up to its standard. However, the series took a break between 2003 and 2005, and the comeback was just incredible. The series entailing the dysfunctional life of Peter Griffin has run for 16 seasons now.


5. Pokemon

You might call the Pokemon show as a complementary series, but it inevitably light-up the screens till now 17 years after it premiered. Characters like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu are still a delight to watch and in case if you are wondering whether ash is still 10yrs old, then you are absolutely right.


6. South Park

At first, the graphics of this program was not enticing enough to lure viewers, but after some time people came to love this show. Its rib-cracking jokes could turn anyone’s day to be a pleasant one. South Park made debut 1997 and now has 21 seasons to its name.


7. Sesame Street


Of course, the Muppets made the list. The show has been on the air for about 40 years now since its premiere in 1969. This educational TV series has had a significant impact on children for generations.





Right now you might be hooked with recent running series on network television or chilling with Netflix, but there will always be one of the above series you are still loyal to and following.