Join The WAVE's Listening Room & Share Your Tastes In Music: Click here

The Top Ten Longest Running Scripted TV Shows In History

2. Law & Order (1990-present) — One of the original TV crime dramas, Law & Order still draws in a big crowd with its thrilling story lines with over 400 episodes and counting for the past 21 years.

And the number one longest running scripted TV show is…

  • Will

    PERNELL ROBERTS got top billing?

  • Will

    Shouldn’t this be BEHIND “Bonanza” and “Ozzie and Harriet” ? All three ran for fourteen seasons but “Bonanza” produced 85 more episodes than “Knots Landing” and “Ozzie” produced 90 more.

  • Will

    I can’t see any current TV network producing a series like this. The name alone is kind of a turnoff.

    “DEATH VALLEY Days” ? Maybe pair it up with “Devil’s Island Tales” or “Antarctic Anecdotes”.

    • Thom Blake Castle

      What about
      Guiding Light(57 years)
      As the world turns(54 yrs)
      General Hospital (49 years)
      Days of our Lives (47 years). T

      These are all scripted television shows and the last two listed are still on the air. Just because they air in the daytime, doesn’t make them any less relevant when talking about long-running scripted television series. It is obvious the author of this segment made the mistake of not considering these shows as valid.

blog comments powered by Disqus
12 Things You Didn’t Know About In-N-Out
Advertise on Our Online Radio Stations!
The WAVE's Sunday Brunch

Listen Live