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

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List RulesEnglish 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.

  • 1
    The Simpsons
    51
    27

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

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

    Episode count: 639

  • 2
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    33
    28

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

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

    Episode count: 434

  • 3
    One Piece
    17
    8

    One Piece

    Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy, Action

    One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Supernatural
    30
    25

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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

    Episode count: 307

  • 5
    American Dad!
    8
    0

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon

    Episode count: 300

  • 6
    Law & Order
    27
    29

    Law & Order

    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin

    Premiered1990

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

    Episode count: 456

  • 7
    Degrassi: The Next Generation
    21
    23

    Degrassi: The Next Generation

    Miriam McDonald, Cassie Steele

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Episode count: 387

  • 8
    NCIS
    21
    25

    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

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

    Episode count: 354

  • 9
    Family Guy
    15
    16

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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

    Episode count: 309

  • 10
    Doctor Who
    24
    30

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Episode count: 840

  • 11
    All in the Family
    15
    22

    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Episode count: 302

  • 12
    Grey's Anatomy
    19
    29

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

    Episode count: 332

  • 13
    ER
    13
    21

    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

    Episode count: 331

  • 14
    Lassie
    8
    16

    Lassie

    June Lockhart, Andy Clyde

    Premiered1954

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

    Episode count: 571

  • 15
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    12
    22

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger

    Premiered2000

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

    Episode count: 335

  • 16
    Dallas
    9
    17

    Dallas

    Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval

    Premiered1978

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Episode count: 357

  • 17
    Bonanza
    8
    17

    Bonanza

    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon

    Premiered1959

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

    Episode count: 430

  • 18
    Dark Shadows
    0
    4

    Dark Shadows

    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall

    Premiered1966

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Horror Film, Fantasy

    Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Bill
    7
    16

    The Bill

    Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin

    Premiered1984

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

    Episode count: 2,398

  • 20
    Gunsmoke
    10
    20

    Gunsmoke

    James Arness, Milburn Stone

    Premiered1955

    Genres (Tv)Western, Action/Adventure

    Episode count: 635

  • 21
    Hee Haw
    0
    4

    Hee Haw

    Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton

    Premiered1969

    Genres (Tv)Variety show, Sketch, Comedy

    Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
    7
    15

    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

    Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard

    Premiered1952

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Episode count: 425

  • 23
    My Three Sons
    6
    15

    My Three Sons

    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston

    Premiered1960

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Episode count: 378

  • 24
    The Beachcombers
    4
    14

    The Beachcombers

    Ryan Stiles, Cameron Bancroft

    Premiered1972

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Episode count: 387

  • 25
    Blue Heelers
    5
    16

    Blue Heelers

    Grant Bowler, Lisa McCune

    Premiered1994

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

    Episode count: 510