Longest Running Animated Series

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List of the longest-running animated TV shows in US history. These animated TV series have more episodes than any others in American television. Some of the shows ran and have since gone off the air or been canceled, while others remain ongoing and are still being produced. Typically, these shows were collected into "seasons" of television, each with a pre-set amount of episodes. Sometimes, these seasons were broken up, in some cases with years or even decades between production of the series, while still being considered the run of a single TV show. (Spin-offs and other shows that were reinvented and debuted as new series are not considered.) This list contains all the longest-running shows ever in the history of TV animation.

What is the longest running animated series? The single longest-running animated TV show in US history is The Simpsons with an amazing 500+ episodes (and one of the oldest, still going strong.) Other animated series with significant runs include Rugrats, which ran two independent 'series' with a 2 year gap in between. Beavis and Butthead also represents a show going away and then returning, in this case after a much more considerable hiatus of over a decade. Many of the animated series on the list - with the exception of Rugrats and The Flintstones - are current and in active production as of the publication of this list.


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    26 seasons. 541 episodes. Currently in production

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    South Park
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    17 seasons. 247 episodes. Currently in production

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    17 seasons. 200 episodes. Currently in production.

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    The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show
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    14 seasons. 387 episodes.

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    Space Ghost Coast to Coast
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    14 seasons. 110 episodes.

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    13 seasons. 259 episodes.

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    11 seasons. 210 episodes. Currently in production

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    9 Seasons. 204 Episodes. Currently in production

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    9 seasons. 172 episodes.

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    9 seasons. 147 episodes. Currently in production

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    Aqua Teen Hunger Force
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    10 seasons. 130 episodes. Currently in production

    *Has aired under different titles such as "Aqua Something You Know Whatever" and "Aqua TV Show Show

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    7 seasons. 140 episodes

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    Ed, Edd n Eddy
    Photo: Freebase/Fair use

    6 seasons. 69 episodes

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