Very few shows manage to achieve the kind of popularity that prompts networks to keep renewing them year after year. Over the last few decades, only a select few have managed to run for 10 seasons or more, and have still kept on entertaining their fans. Let’s have a look at ten such extremely well made TV shows that have gone on for 10 seasons or more.
The adventures of the people of South Park, Colorado are laugh-worthy, yet extremely telling of the times we are living in. That’s what makes this show such a good comedy. It’s had its fair share of controversies but has managed to stay afloat after 23 seasons containing more than 300 episodes.
One of the biggest TV shows of all time, ‘Friends’ holds an emotional place in the hearts of all those who’ve grown up watching it. The show always manages to find a place in every list of the best TV shows of all time.
The misadventures of Homer Simpson and his family have millions of folks from all over the world invested in them, even after thirty years of its debut. The show has been running for a whopping 31 seasons straight.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Last year, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ became the longest-running live-action series in the US. The suspenseful crime drama was started in 1999 and is still going strong after all these years.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
As far as sitcoms go, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ is among the best of all time. The group of narcissistic friends from Philadelphia has been leaving us in splits since 2005 and will continue to do so until at least 2021.
The Big Bang Theory
Who would have thought a show about four nerdy scientists always talking about science would go on to run for 11 seasons. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ managed this feat with ease and gave us some of the most memorably funny moments on TV.
Created by Seth MacFarlane, this Fox series is known for its surreal and dark humour that’s harnessed by following an American family of five humans and a dog that talks. It’s been running for eighteen seasons and has already been renewed for a nineteenth one.
Saturday Night Live
It’s hard to imagine how the writers of ‘Saturday Night Live’ manage the feat of doling out weekly episodes on highly relevant topics, and the actors performing them live so beautifully. The show has won 71 Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its run of 44 years.
NCIS has been running on TV for eighteen seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. The police procedural live-action show is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.
As far as children’s shows are concerned, nothing comes close to the kind of entertainment that’s provided by Sesame Street. With characters like Big Bird, Grouch, Bernie and more, the show has managed to enthral kids with over 4000 episodes till date.