live ranking

The Longest Running US Sitcoms TV Programs
51,399 views by  Ranker
Staff
more info

The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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. 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!
</>
  1. 1
    1953 More
    11 Seasons. 351 Episodes.
  2. 2
    1960 More
    12 Seasons. 380
  3. 3
    1952 More
    14 Seasons. 435 Episodes.
  4. 4
    1991 More
    204 Episodes.
  5. 5
    1954 More
    8 Seasons. 203 Episodes.
  6. 6
    1998 More
    9 Seasons. 207 Episodes.
  7. 7
    1975 More
    9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.
  8. 8
    1989 More
    9 Seasons. 215 Episodes.
  9. 9
    1996 More
    9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.
  10. 10
    1971 More
    9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.
  11. 11
    1979 More
    9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.
  12. 12
    1994 More
    10 Seasons. 236 Episodes.
  13. 13
    1977 More
    9 Seasons. 249 Episodes.
  14. 14
    1972 More
    11 Seasons. 251 Episodes.
  15. 15
    1960 More
    8 Seasons. 249 Episodes.
  16. 16
    1988 More
    10 Seasons. 247 Episodes.
  17. 17
    1995 More
    9 Seasons. 233 Episodes.
  18. 18
    1957 More
    6 Seasons. 234 Episodes.
  19. 19
    1957 More
    224 Episodes.
  20. 20
    1963 More
    7 Seasons. 222 Episodes.
  21. 21
    1988 More
    9 Seasons. 222 Episodes.
  22. 22
    1962 More
    9 Seasons. 274 Episodes.
  23. 23
    1982 More
    11 Seasons. 275 Episodes.
  24. 24
    1958 More
    8 Seasons. 275 Episodes.
  25. 25
    1950 More
    8 Seasons. 291 Episodes.

items 1 - 25 of 71

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists