Entertainment All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked  

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List Rules English language shows with 300+ episodes. No soaps, game shows, news or variety shows, scripted only.

When it comes to TV shows with the most episodes, daytime dramas always dominate the ranks. But what about longest-running television shows that aren't decades-long daily soap operas? We've put together a list of scripted TV shows have been on so long they've accumulated over 300 episodes!

Even though UK TV shows and dramas from Australia often have shorter seasons than shows from the US, their longest running primetime shows have some of the most episodes, like Casualty and The Bill. A lot of US TV shows with the most episodes ever are police procedural shows and medical dramas, like Law & Order and ER, but the animated sitcom The Simpsons has them beat.

A lot of these longest running programs are off the air, but there are plenty that are still ongoing and adding to their episode count.

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

Episode count: 456

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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Episode count: 639

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) 3 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Episode count: 434

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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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

Episode count: 302

All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, ...more

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco
General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Episode count: 635

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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Episode count: 840

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

Episode count: 357

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: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

Episode count: 335

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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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

Episode count: 387

Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Episode count: 354

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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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

Episode count: 430

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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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

Episode count: 378

My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and ...more

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Knots Landing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark
Knots Landing is an American primetime television soap opera that aired from December 27, 1979 to May 13, 1993 on CBS. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Episode count: 331

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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The Adventures of Ozzie and Ha... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson

Episode count: 425

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952, through March 26, 1966, starring the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Episode count: 332

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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Blue Heelers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune, Rachel Gordon

Episode count: 510

Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series that ran for 12 years, from 1994 to 2006, and depicts the lives of police officers in Mount Thomas, a fictional small town in Victoria.

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The Beachcombers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
The Beachcombers Ryan Stiles, Cameron Bancroft, Janet-Laine Green

Episode count: 387

The Beachcombers is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that ran from October 1, 1972 to December 12, 1990. At 387 episodes, it is the third longest-running dramatic series ever made for ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Episode count: 309

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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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin

Episode count: 571

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both human and animal. The show was the creation of producer ...more

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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale

Episode count: 1,094

This series is a British medical drama that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on ...more

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The Bill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart

Episode count: 2,398

The Bill is a British police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled ...more

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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Bud Tingwell, George Mallaby, John Stanton

Episode count: 510

Homicide was an Australian television police procedural drama series made by production firm Crawford Productions for the Seven Network. It was the television successor to Crawfords' radio

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G.P. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Cate Blanchett, Lenka, Steve Bisley

Episode count: 318

G.P. is a drama TV series directed by Ali Ali and Julian Pringle.