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The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons 

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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 10 seasons or more below! Feel free to add any that aren't already on the list. 

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The personal and professional lives of six friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

Premiered: 1972

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Sitcom, Satire, Military, + more

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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

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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Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama, + more

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City. In the style of the original Law & Order, ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller, + more

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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Education, Animation, Children's television series, Live action, + more

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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson

Premiered: 1975

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Variety show, Sketch, Comedy, + more

Saturday Night Live (NBC, 1975), also known as SNL, is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Hosted by a ...more

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

Premiered: 1990

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Legal drama, Legal

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

Premiered: 1974

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Musical, Comedy, Family Film

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CSI: Crime Scene Investi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action, + more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Frasier (NBC, 1993) is an American sitcom television series created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, and a spinoff of Cheers. After his divorce, psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, + more

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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Bones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
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Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Comedy-drama, Police procedural

Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart Hanson. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and cocky ...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 David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action, + more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
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Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
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Premiered: 1968

Genres (Tv): News, News program

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

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Law & Order: Crimina... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Lasted 10+ Seasons
Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal

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