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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!
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    1953 11 Seasons. 351 Episodes.

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    1960 12 Seasons. 380

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    1952 14 Seasons. 435 Episodes.

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    1991 204 Episodes.

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    1954 8 Seasons. 203 Episodes.

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    1998 9 Seasons. 207 Episodes.

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    1975 9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.

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    1989 9 Seasons. 215 Episodes.

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    1996 9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.

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    1971 9 Seasons. 210 Episodes.

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    1979 9 Seasons. 209 Episodes.

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    1994 10 Seasons. 236 Episodes.

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    1977 9 Seasons. 249 Episodes.

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    1972 11 Seasons. 251 Episodes.

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    1960 8 Seasons. 249 Episodes.

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    1988 10 Seasons. 247 Episodes.

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    1995 9 Seasons. 233 Episodes.

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    1957 6 Seasons. 234 Episodes.

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    1957 224 Episodes.

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    1963 7 Seasons. 222 Episodes.

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    1988 9 Seasons. 222 Episodes.

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    1962 9 Seasons. 274 Episodes.

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    1982 11 Seasons. 275 Episodes.

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    1958 8 Seasons. 275 Episodes.

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    1950 8 Seasons. 291 Episodes.

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