Shows that make it past a 7 year run

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  1. Chris

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    It's strange that Star Trek new iterations kind of had me thinking about shows that run seven years and then that's it.

    So, I was trying to think of prime-time shows that have run for more then 7 years. (Not News Programming)

    Here's a small list of what I've got:

    Law & Order
    Simpsons
    South Park

    I'm trying to think of more that managed to break the 7 year barrier.
     
  2. Greg_S_H

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    Hawaii Five-0
    Gunsmoke
    Stargate SG-1
    Little House on the Prairie
    Magnum PI
    Frasier
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Bonanza
    Three's Company
     
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    Cheers
    The Cosby Show (?--I think it's seven or eight seasons)
    Friends
    King of Queens
    Seinfeld
    Survivor (about to pass 7 years)
     
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    ER

    You know, once you figure out the right phrase to search for, Google kinda takes the fun out of it: longest running tv
     
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    Yeah, I knew google would have the answer, but I really didn't want that, I wanted to see what shows people remembered for their long runs. I mean, heck, things like Howdy Doody probably ran forever, but it doesn't leap to your mind as a long-running success [​IMG]
     
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    Family Matters
     
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    can't believe no one said:

    M*A*S*H
     
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    If you only want to include prime time shows:

    The Wonderful World of Disney: 42 seasons: 1954-1983, 1986-1990, and 1997-2005
    60 Minutes: 39 seasons and counting, 1968-present
    The Lawrence Welk Show: 27 seasons, 1955-1982
    Hee Haw: 24 seasons, 1969-1993
    The Ed Sullivan Show: 23 seasons, 1948-1971
    Gunsmoke: 20 seasons, 1955-1975 (longest-running prime-time narrative show)
    48 Hours: 20 seasons and counting, 1988-present*
    America's Most Wanted: 20 seasons and counting, 1988-present*
    Cops: 19 seasons and counting, 1989-present*
    The Simpsons: 18 seasons and counting, 1989-present* (longest-running sitcom)
    What's My Line?: 17 seasons, 1950-1967
    I've Got a Secret: 15 seasons, 1952-1967
    Bonanza: 14 seasons, 1959-1973
    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: 14 seasons, 1952-1966
    Dallas: 14 seasons (sometimes considered 13 seasons plus the 5 episode miniseries), 1978-1991*
    Knots Landing: 14 seasons, 1979-1993*
    Hawaii Five-O: 12 seasons, 1968-1980
    My Three Sons: 12 seasons, 1960-1972
    Murder She Wrote: 12 seasons, 1984-1996
    NYPD Blue: 12 seasons, 1993-2005
    The Carol Burnett Show: 11 seasons, 1967-1978
    M*A*S*H: 11 seasons, 1972-1983
    Happy Days: 11 seasons, 1974-1984*
    The Jeffersons: 11 seasons, 1975-1985*
    Cheers: 11 seasons, 1982-1993
    Married with Children: 11 seasons, 1987-1997*
    Frasier: 11 seasons, 1993-2004
    7th Heaven: 11 seasons, 1996-2007
    King of the Hill: 11 seasons and counting, 1997-present
    Murphy Brown: 10 seasons, 1988-1998
    Beverly Hills 90210: 10 seasons, 1990-2000
    Friends: 10 seasons, 1994-2004
    Perry Mason: 9 seasons, 1957-1966
    The F.B.I.: 9 seasons, 1965-1974
    The Dean Martin Show: 9 seasons, 1965-1974
    All in the Family: 9 seasons, 1971-1979*
    The Waltons: 9 seasons, 1972-1981
    Little House on the Prairie: 9 seasons, 1974-1983
    One Day at a Time: 9 seasons, 1975-1984*
    Alice: 9 seasons, 1976-1985
    The Love Boat: 9 seasons, 1977-1986
    The Facts of Life: 9 seasons, 1979-1988*
    Dynasty: 9 seasons, 1981-1989*
    Falcon Crest: 9 seasons, 1981-1990*
    Night Court: 9 seasons, 1984-1992*
    Matlock: 9 seasons, 1986-1995
    Roseanne: 9 seasons, 1988-1997
    Coach: 9 seasons, 1989-1997*
    Family Matters: 9 seasons, 1989-1998
    Seinfeld: 9 seasons, 1990-1998*
    Everybody Loves Raymond: 9 seasons, 1996-2005
    The King of Queens: 9 seasons, 1998-2007
    The Donna Reed Show: 8 seasons, 1958-1966
    Bewitched: 8 seasons, 1964-1972
    Barnaby Jones: 8 seasons, 1973-1980*
    Barney Miller: 8 seasons, 1975-1982*
    Laverne & Shirley: 8 seasons, 1976-1983*
    Three's Company: 8 seasons, 1977-1984*
    Diff'rent Strokes: 8 seasons, 1978-1986*
    Magnum, P.I.: 8 seasons, 1980-1988
    Simon & Simon: 8 seasons, 1981-1988* (cancelled in mid-season)
    Newhart: 8 seasons, 1982-1990
    The Cosby Show: 8 seasons, 1984-1992
    Who's the Boss?: 8 seasons, 1984-1992
    L.A. Law: 8 seasons, 1986-1994
    Full House: 8 seasons, 1987-1995
    Wings: 8 seasons, 1990-1997*
    Home Improvement: 8 seasons, 1991-1999
    Will and Grace: 8 seasons, 1998-2006
    That 70's Show: 8 seasons, 1998-2006

    *indicates a show that started as a mid-season replacement
     
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    I believe CSI is about to complete its 7th season.
     
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    Yup and so is Gilmore Girls.
     
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    I think it still stands, but the character of Fraiser is the longest running sitcom character.

    Cheers: 1984-1993
    Frasier: 1993-2004

    21 years of playing the same character.
     
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    Front Page Challenge, from 1957 to 1996.
    The Fifth Estate, from 1975, still on the air.
    The Nature of Things, from 1960, still on the air (hosted by Dr. David Suzuki since 1979).
    Air Farce, from 1992, still on the air.
    This Hour has 22 Minutes, from 1993, still on the air.
    Hockey Night in Canada, from 1952. French version ended in 2004. English version still on the air, but not for long. In both cases, the rights were/are being sold to subscription-based private cable/satellite broadcasters.

    All these shows are/were on the CBC.
     
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    American sitcom character, maybe. Peter Sallis has been playing the same character on Last of the Summer Wine since 1973.
     
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    Prime time schmime time, it runs when it runs. [​IMG]
    In 1974 Willie Nelson taped the pilot performance for Austin City Limits.
    Season One began in 1976.
    I'm going to see Ghostland Observatory and The Decemberists tape a show soon.
     
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    Oh, then maybe it was just American character.
     
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    In that case, you have several still-running shows:

    Meet the Press: 1947-present
    The Today Show: 1952-present
    Guiding Light: 1952-present
    As The World Turns: 1956-present
    Sesame Street: 1969-present
    Masterpiece Theatre: 1970-present
    The Price is Right: 1972-present
    The Young and the Restless: 1973-present
    Good Morning America: 1975-present
    Saturday Night Live: 1975-present
    Reading Rainbow: 1983-present

    Ah, forget it here's wikipedia to the rescue:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...evision_series
     
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    Yes, that is correct. Both are among my all-time favorites of any sitcom so far. Frasier was especially, given it's more upscale humor.
     

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