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

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Updated March 8, 2020 745 votes 109 voters 3k views 34 items

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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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

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... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

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

Episode count: 434

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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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

Premiered: 1990

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

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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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
244624 added Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy, Action, + more

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

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

Episode count: 307

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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

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

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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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

Premiered: 1963

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

Premiered: 1971

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

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

Episode count: 332

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A group of young doctors faces the pressure that comes from practicing medicine in a ...more
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ER is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

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

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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CSI: Crime Scene Investi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

Premiered: 2000

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

Episode count: 335

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 2000) is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker. The series follows Las Vegas CSIs working for the Las Vegas Police ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

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

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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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Premiered: 1955

Genres (Tv): Western, Action/Adventure

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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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

Premiered: 1959

Genres (Tv): Western, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action

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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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin

Premiered: 1954

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Children's television series, Adventure film, Action

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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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
SJSAlias added Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

Premiered: 1966

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Horror Film, Fantasy

Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more
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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

Premiered: 1978

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

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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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

Premiered: 1960

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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The Adventures of Ozzie ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson

Premiered: 1952

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Degrassi: The Next Gener... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Miriam McDonald, Cassie Steele, Shane Kippel

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Teen drama

Episode count: 387

Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV, 2001 ) is a Canadian teen drama television series created by Yan Moore and Linda Schuyler, and the fourth series in the Degrassi franchise. The lives of the ...more
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Blue Heelers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune, Rachel Gordon

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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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Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
SJSAlias added Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Variety show, Sketch, Comedy

Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in ...more
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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale

Premiered: 1986

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

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) 24 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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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The Beachcombers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All TV Shows That Have Run For 300+ Episodes, Ranked
The Beachcombers Ryan Stiles, Cameron Bancroft, Janet-Laine Green

Premiered: 1972

Genres (Tv): Drama

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