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The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons

Updated December 17, 2019 29.2k votes 3.8k voters 48.8k views43 items

List RulesUpvote the best television shows that ran for over 10 seasons. No talk shows.

When a TV show you love lasts more than 10 seasons, you know it must be pretty amazing. Classic shows like Friends, M*A*S*H, Frasier, and Cheers each ran on air for over a decade, largely due to fan support and the attention of millions of viewers. TV shows that lasted 10 seasons or more have proven that they can withstand the test of time - especially shows like The Simpsons and South Park that keep evolving and changing as the years go by. 

Television shows that have been on the air for 10+ seasons have proven that people enjoy the production, and still have a desire to see more. These shows have somehow managed to remain relevant and appealing to their viewers, even though times have changed since their first episode aired. The top writers and producers of these shows have combined quality and longevity to consistently develop new material, bringing both comfort and excitement to their fans. They also have the potential to accumulate a wide variety of viewers because of their tenure.   

Vote for your favorite television show with 10 seasons or more below! Feel free to add any that aren't already on the list. 

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
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    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers
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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein
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    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly
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  • 7

    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate
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  • 8

    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone
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  • 9

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni
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  • 10

    Sesame Street

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz
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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman
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  • 12

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
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  • 13

    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
    The X-Files (Fox, 1993) is an American science fiction horror drama television series created...  more

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  • 14

    Saturday Night Live

    Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon
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    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves
    Frasier (NBC, 1993) is an American sitcom television series created by David Angell, Peter...  more

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  • 16

    Happy Days

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler
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    Law & Order

    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin
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  • 18


    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
    Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart...  more

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  • 19

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger
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    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney
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  • 21

    King of the Hill

    Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy
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    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers
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  • 23

    Two and a Half Men

    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher
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    60 Minutes

    Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl
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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum
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