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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris

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Posted April 17 2007 - 07:14 AM

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.
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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted April 17 2007 - 07:49 AM

Hawaii Five-0
Gunsmoke
Stargate SG-1
Little House on the Prairie
Magnum PI
Frasier
Everybody Loves Raymond
Bonanza
Three's Company

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted April 17 2007 - 07:58 AM

Cheers
The Cosby Show (?--I think it's seven or eight seasons)
Friends
King of Queens
Seinfeld
Survivor (about to pass 7 years)

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted April 17 2007 - 08:42 AM

ER

You know, once you figure out the right phrase to search for, Google kinda takes the fun out of it:
longest running tv


#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris

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Posted April 17 2007 - 09:15 AM

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 Posted Image
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Posted April 17 2007 - 09:18 AM

The X-Files

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Posted April 17 2007 - 09:40 AM

Family Matters

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Posted April 17 2007 - 09:48 AM

can't believe no one said:

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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted April 17 2007 - 10:05 AM

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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Posted April 17 2007 - 11:41 AM

I believe CSI is about to complete its 7th season.

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Posted April 17 2007 - 01:15 PM

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I believe CSI is about to complete its 7th season.
Yup and so is Gilmore Girls.

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted April 17 2007 - 02:11 PM

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.

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted April 21 2007 - 06:35 AM

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.

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Jean-Michel

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Posted April 21 2007 - 10:36 AM

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I think it still stands, but the character of Fraiser is the longest running sitcom character.

American sitcom character, maybe. Peter Sallis has been playing the same character on Last of the Summer Wine since 1973.

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted April 21 2007 - 01:11 PM

Prime time schmime time, it runs when it runs. Posted Image
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#16 of 18 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted April 21 2007 - 01:45 PM

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American sitcom character, maybe. Peter Sallis has been playing the same character on Last of the Summer Wine since 1973.
Oh, then maybe it was just American character.

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted April 22 2007 - 07:04 AM

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Prime time schmime time, it runs when it runs. Posted Image

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.....evision_series

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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Jeffery_H

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Posted April 23 2007 - 03:32 AM

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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.

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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