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List Rules Upvote 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 more than 10 seasons below! Feel free to add any that aren't already on the list. 
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1982-1983) Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (1994-2004) Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
25+ (1989-) The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
15+ (1999-) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1972-1983) M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (2005-present) Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
20 (1990-2010) Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1987-1997) Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The series, notable for being the first ...more

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
38+ (1975-) Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1993-2004) Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1974-1984) Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
13 (1997-2009) King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11+ (1999-2002, 2005-) Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
16+ (1997-) South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11+ (2003-) NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
42 (1969-present) Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
15 (1994-2009) ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
14+ (2000-) This show is an American drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at ...more

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
20 (1955-1975) Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Henrik Schröder added 11 (1993-2002, 2016-2018) The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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bones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
AlexYoung added 12 (2005-2017) Bones is an American procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
rtkimble added 50+ 60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
annalm2000 added 10+ (since 2005) Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
12 (1984-1996) This show is a television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on ...more

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
12 (2003-2015) Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon ...more

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (2001-2011) This show is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the ...more

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
14 (1959-1973) Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (2005-present) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (1990-2000) Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (2001-2011) Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1975-1985) The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. ...more

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
12 (1993-2005) NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically ...more

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
12 (1968-1980) Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and ...more

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
14 (1978-1991) Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the ...more

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (2002-2012) CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of the orignal series. The pilot episode was ...more

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All That is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
11 (1994-1995) All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. All That first aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network on April 16, 1994, as a ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
10 (1988-1998) Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
RobLein added 24 The Ed Sullivan Show was an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Tathagata Maity added 11 The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more