The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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List of the longest-running sitcoms in US history. These funny 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 in the history of TV comedy.

What is the longest running sitcom? Popular sitcoms making it to 7, or even 10, seasons are not particularly rare. Many popular shows - such as "Seinfeld," "Everybody Loves Raymond" or "Friends" - are able to keep the central cast together and maintain narrative momentum to hit that landmark, or at least get close. But very rarely will a situation comedy exceed the 10th season, at least not without major cast shake-ups that change the basic nature of the show. So what is the longest running TV show? Kelsey Grammar series in which he plays Dr. Frasier Crane, however, seem to be the exception to the rule. Not only was "Cheers," the show introducing Frasier, a consistent hit for 11 years (and 275 episodes!), but the spinoff show "Frasier" also made it to 11 seasons and had a grand total of 264 episodes. That's a lot of listening!
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    Annette Funicello, Danny Thomas, Pat Carroll 11 Seasons. 351 Episodes.

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    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady 12 Seasons. 380

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    Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson 14 Seasons. 435 Episodes.

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    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman 204 Episodes.

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    Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue 8 Seasons. 203 Episodes.

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    Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller 9 Seasons. 207 Episodes.

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    Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr. 9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.

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    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams 9 Seasons. 215 Episodes.

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett 9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.

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    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner 9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.

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    Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn 9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow 10 Seasons. 236 Episodes.

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    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange 9 Seasons. 249 Episodes.

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    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi 11 Seasons. 251 Episodes.

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    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts 8 Seasons. 249 Episodes.

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    Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli 10 Seasons. 247 Episodes.

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    Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles 9 Seasons. 233 Episodes.

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    Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley 6 Seasons. 234 Episodes.

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    Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan 224 Episodes.

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    Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet 7 Seasons. 222 Episodes.

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    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf 9 Seasons. 222 Episodes.

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    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan 9 Seasons. 274 Episodes.

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger 11 Seasons. 275 Episodes.

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    Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz 8 Seasons. 275 Episodes.

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    George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet 8 Seasons. 291 Episodes.

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    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal 11 Seasons. 263 Episodes.

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    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce 11 Seasons. 264 Episodes.

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross 11 Seasons. 255 Episodes.

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    Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon 13 Seasons. 259 Episodes.

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent 8 Seasons. 254 Episodes.

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    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs 11 Seasons. 253 Episodes.

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    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers 8 Seasons. 172 Episodes.

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    Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Rosemary DeCamp 5 Seasons. 173 Episodes.

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    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander 8 Seasons. 178 Episodes.

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards 9 Seasons. 181 Episodes.

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    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston 8 Seasons. 184 Episodes.

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    James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell 8 Seasons. 182 Episodes.

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    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan 7 Seasons. 180 Episodes.

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    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter 7 Seasons. 180 Episodes.

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance 6 Seasons. 180 Episodes.

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis 8 Seasons. 200 Episodes.

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    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam 8 Seasons. 201 Episodes.

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    Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback 9 Seasons. 202 Episodes.

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    Mack & Myer for Hire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Longest Running US Sitcoms

    Mack & Myer for Hire 200 Episodes.

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    Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares 9 Seasons. 200 Episodes.

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    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll 9 Seasons. 193 Episodes.

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    Will and Grace 8 Seasons. 194 Episodes.

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    Who's the Boss 8 Seasons. 196 Episodes.

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    Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain 8 Seasons. 189 Episodes.

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    Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier 8 Seasons. 192 Episodes.

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