16 Of The Longest Running TV Shows Still On Air
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16 Of The Longest Running TV Shows Still On Air

16 shows you can always count on.

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16 Of The Longest Running TV Shows Still On Air
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There have been a handful of shows that have slowly become household favorites after airing season after season. Even with their loyal followers, some viewers tend to forget that these beloved shows are still generating new episodes. To make it even better, 10 of these binge-worthy shows are available on Netflix.

Here are the 16 longest-running scripted U.S. Primetime TV shows.


1. The Simpsons

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2. South Park

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104322923172668-5864223_giphy%2520%28100%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=687&h=4c8e845291b1e32f9c3fa1e8e07fc620da2210fbd3c4e8d2557257181deb3281&size=980x&c=1632652974 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104322923172668-5864223_giphy%252520%2528100%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D687%26h%3D4c8e845291b1e32f9c3fa1e8e07fc620da2210fbd3c4e8d2557257181deb3281%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1632652974%22%7D" expand=1]"South Park" started in 1997 and has had 20 seasons and with three more seasons scheduled. (Available on Netflix)

3. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104327295742593-773567561_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=20&h=ba54626a4cff83d8142e509a23efd7149e5cb49a8d8628295078757a1d11d581&size=980x&c=1163412427 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104327295742593-773567561_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D20%26h%3Dba54626a4cff83d8142e509a23efd7149e5cb49a8d8628295078757a1d11d581%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1163412427%22%7D" expand=1]Starting in 1999, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" has had a total of 18 seasons. (Available on Netflix)

4. Family Guy

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104330181190290104478341_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=1013&h=007c0290653b60f14f3da3d252284003b1b7d737d925b7ba4b2cb90c85469665&size=980x&c=2224128499 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104330181190290104478341_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D1013%26h%3D007c0290653b60f14f3da3d252284003b1b7d737d925b7ba4b2cb90c85469665%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2224128499%22%7D" expand=1]Since 1999, "Family Guy" has had a total of 14 seasons with a new one starting this week. (Available on Netflix)

5. NCIS

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104333866951927-259242329_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=626&h=b5bf7a75d57a7dd033f6c197f9f9d096a32cc0b05a9813400e15e3c9303bc389&size=980x&c=1382932901 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104333866951927-259242329_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D626%26h%3Db5bf7a75d57a7dd033f6c197f9f9d096a32cc0b05a9813400e15e3c9303bc389%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1382932901%22%7D" expand=1]NCIS, with 14 seasons, started in 2003 and is scheduled for a new season next year. (Available on Netflix)

6. Grey's Anatomy

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104338675236312-1549178799_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=263&h=58165e766d28de5168fa82de98c7c808d83eb627a02d01689e6909e0032d0e2f&size=980x&c=3939333668 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104338675236312-1549178799_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D263%26h%3D58165e766d28de5168fa82de98c7c808d83eb627a02d01689e6909e0032d0e2f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3939333668%22%7D" expand=1]Grey’s Anatomy has had a total of 12 seasons since 2005, and currently on season 13. (Available on Netflix)

7. Criminal Minds

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104340890818505-1460734402_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=850&h=4e5719f0656aca99ce3d00cb47c1a68043d44f0e75c84b3cdbf41118e9818a09&size=980x&c=530211069 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104340890818505-1460734402_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D850%26h%3D4e5719f0656aca99ce3d00cb47c1a68043d44f0e75c84b3cdbf41118e9818a09%26size%3D980x%26c%3D530211069%22%7D" expand=1]"Criminal Minds" premiered in 2005 and has had a total of 11 episodes with its next season starting this week. (Available on Netflix)

8. Supernatural

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104345354742230-16187212_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=567&h=277f09e78d01e07667a57c8fcbc2982caf4f3ff26067c5884f5a1518f86028e9&size=980x&c=2871091538 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104345354742230-16187212_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D567%26h%3D277f09e78d01e07667a57c8fcbc2982caf4f3ff26067c5884f5a1518f86028e9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2871091538%22%7D" expand=1]Supernatural has aired 11 seasons since 2005 with a new season starting next month. (Available on Netflix)

9. Bones

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104346655930829294960907_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=1021&h=512c7ddeec35552c633ab506ac5427f58321a7bd28486518810c4acb83247ff0&size=980x&c=3503102277 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104346655930829294960907_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D1021%26h%3D512c7ddeec35552c633ab506ac5427f58321a7bd28486518810c4acb83247ff0%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3503102277%22%7D" expand=1]With 11 seasons since 2005, Bones is scheduled for another season this year. (Available on Netflix)

10. American Dad!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F6361043524991586871691039294_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=21&h=fc3e9bc2933567764c1a18a37e7d851a1a71a31d3f01f25c20974ccf5e022eb9&size=980x&c=2178696812 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F6361043524991586871691039294_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D21%26h%3Dfc3e9bc2933567764c1a18a37e7d851a1a71a31d3f01f25c20974ccf5e022eb9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2178696812%22%7D" expand=1]Next year will be the 12th season since 2005 of "American Dad!" (Available on Netflix)

11. Squidbillies

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12. The Big Bang Theory

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13. NCIS: Los Angeles

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F6361043564236363511538331203_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=245&h=b0d081d1847bbde35a3af2b02d2d7e2b218c453ea5a8d775142f8f4aae47c29d&size=980x&c=2071212992 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F6361043564236363511538331203_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D245%26h%3Db0d081d1847bbde35a3af2b02d2d7e2b218c453ea5a8d775142f8f4aae47c29d%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2071212992%22%7D" expand=1]"NCIS: Los Angles" started in 2009 and is starting its eighth season this week.

14. The Middle

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104357785351346-295439005_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=423&h=49413f0624368286e132b4aad59b4726adf9622a461b0ff49e9d62e8e21c06d4&size=980x&c=4268693965 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104357785351346-295439005_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D423%26h%3D49413f0624368286e132b4aad59b4726adf9622a461b0ff49e9d62e8e21c06d4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4268693965%22%7D" expand=1]Since starting in 2009, "The Middle" has aired seven seasons and is premiering a new season next month.

15. Modern Family

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104358859690757-534988484_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=784&h=61f7a79967dbdd439bfdc668d2a0deaa70ef1b3cd574aa3ad4f4fd8564931182&size=980x&c=4052649896 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104358859690757-534988484_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D784%26h%3D61f7a79967dbdd439bfdc668d2a0deaa70ef1b3cd574aa3ad4f4fd8564931182%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4052649896%22%7D" expand=1]"Modern Family" started in 2009 and is currently on its eighth season.

16. The Vampire Diaries

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F25%2F636104363060577887-1870586095_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=986&h=b442d89391116f854eb2d67f9c4b1a7b48dd7e10901c8bf54c19b6edc5264c95&size=980x&c=4238187347 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F25%252F636104363060577887-1870586095_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D986%26h%3Db442d89391116f854eb2d67f9c4b1a7b48dd7e10901c8bf54c19b6edc5264c95%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4238187347%22%7D" expand=1]"The Vampire Diaries" made its start in 2009 and plans to air its eighth and final season next month. (Available on Netflix)

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