Longest-running TV Shows
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TV Show Image Gallery Do you know what the longest-running TV shows are?  See if your favorite show made the list.


The first television drama aired in 1928, but it wasn't until after World War II that TV really took off. Today, satellite and cable options provide a TV smorgasbord.

Although many news programs and soap operas have lasted longer, we've narrowed this list down to longest-running dramas and sitcoms in United States­ television history. Grab the remote and take a trip down TV's memory lane.