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10:13:03 PM Jan 29th 2017
edited by skidoo23
Doctor Who needs to be in the More than 50 years category because I'm seeing things like Supergirl being listed as including publication of the comic book. If that's the criteria than Doctor Who has been in constant production in some venue since 1963 as there was an ongoing comic strip in Doctor Who magazine that never ceased publication, novelisations (which began in 1965) continued into the mid-1990s, original novels began in 1991 and continued through to the end of 2005, and starting in 1998-1999 a company called Big Finish began producing fully authorized audio dramas featuring original cast members, all of which were made official canon during the 50th anniversary. So 2017 is the 54th year of the franchise.
09:04:55 AM Aug 27th 2015
I'm sorry if this is strange, I'm new here, but is Les Miserables on this page and if so where is it? If someone could answer this question I'd be very grateful.
04:50:19 PM Apr 12th 2015
edited by HomerSimpson
08:10:48 PM Jan 21st 2015
Strike It Rich (Game Show, June 29, 1947 – January 3, 1958) - the link redirects to the UK gameshow Strike It Lucky. It was based on a US show called Strike It Rich, but it can't be this one. The show involves about 30 computer screens.
01:19:37 AM Jan 22nd 2015
Title collision, I think. We don't have a good fix right now, unfortunately.
04:07:58 AM Aug 11th 2013
How come Ed, Edd n Eddy keeps getting removed?
07:51:38 PM Feb 17th 2013
Don't remember Gardeners' Question Time leaving the BBC in '94 It's def a BBC programme (BBC radio 4) from 2007 - now acording to & no mention of it being revived on there.

(not quite an edit) according the wikipedia (uncited) the panel briefly left to do a same programme with the names changed version on classic FM but doesn't say if the BBC carried on with a new panel &/or when it/they returned.'_Question_Time

07:54:24 PM Feb 17th 2013
edited by jennaappleseed
looks like the panel members left but the programme carried on on the BBC without them.
01:49:48 PM Apr 15th 2014
edited by
Yes, Gardeners' Question Time has never left the BBC — several of the regular team of panellists under then-chairman Stefan Buczacki defected en masse to Classic FM in 1994 to start the Suspiciously Similar but short-lived Classic Gardening Forum, but the original GQT carried on with new chairman Eric Robson and remaining/new panellists, and has remained a weekly fixture on BBC Radio 4 ever since. Have fixed the entry on the main page (which suggested it had moved to independent radio in '94, conflating the facts above) to reflect this.
04:59:01 PM Feb 7th 2013
Sooty's information is a bit out, but before I edit I need some input:

The Sooty Show started in 1955, not 1952, but between 1952 and 1955 Sooty was making regular appearances on the kids show Saturday Special, and the character himself is four years older than that, having been discovered in Blackpool in 1948 and used as an assistent to Harry Corbett's conjuring act in the four years before his first television appearance in 1952.

Between the end of the variously named series in 2004 and the 2011 television revival, he's been regularly doing stage shows.

As far as long runners are concerned, is that 1955-2004 and 2011-present (For either 50 or 52 years), 1952-2004 and 2011-present (for either 53 or 55), or 1948-present (for 65 years) - We've got other stuff that continued outside of their originating medium listed as long runners, and Sooty originated as part of a stage act, so not counting the stage only years seems somewhat odd.

Additionally, do we count 2012, if we go with television only, where no Sooty was broadcast but the 2013 series is a recommission of the 2011 series rather than a second revival; I note that we've got Ed, Edd and Eddy listed despite not being a continuous 10 year run but an odd season here and there.
01:16:03 PM Jan 27th 2013
So... Red vs. Blue counts as a Long Runner somewhere seeing as how it's been going steady for 10 years now and still going, but none of the current pages look appropriate and it seems silly to start a page for one work. :P
07:29:35 AM Dec 4th 2012
edited by DaibhidC
I think we need a systematic approach to series with haiatuses. Red Dwarf appears to be counting the time between the first episode and the most recent one, whereas Doctor Who only seems to count the time it was actually on the air.
12:19:50 PM Oct 28th 2012
Should Power Ranger be moved now that it's hit its 20 year anniversary? Or does it only count once it actually finishes 20 seasons?
10:58:15 AM Jul 30th 2012
edited by capauncha
If the first episode of Scooby Doo was in 1969, wouldn't the show be at least 40 years old instead of at least 30 years old?
09:45:47 AM Apr 13th 2012
I have an idea. How about we re-orient each group so, within the group, items still extant appear first, followed by items no longer on the air.
04:01:53 AM Sep 11th 2014
I think that would work a whole lot better. So I vote yes for this proposition.

Also, I would suggest putting all the series of one particular decade or century in one file (long runners created in the 1920s, long runners created in the 1930s), instead of merely using the vague term about 30 years old, about 40 years old. Because now you continuously have to relocate everything in a different file after a few years have passed, resulting in a lot of counting mistakes.
03:51:40 AM Apr 3rd 2012
Where is Fullmetal Alchemist, the manga, on this list? (2001-2011), Brotherhood movie just recently debuted in the United States.

As well as Naruto (1999-ongoing), Detective Conan 1994-ongoing, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon, both 1996 and still going strong, YuYu Hakusho Manga began in 1990 and ended in 2010/2009.
04:16:11 AM Apr 3rd 2012
Fullmetal Alchemist ran for 10 years exactly; I guess it's either been forgotten or someone decided that, as the folder was for a minimum of 10 years, it was borderline about being included. Feel free to go ahead and add it, along with Yu Gi Oh and Yu Yu Hakusho.

Naruto is there, as are Detective Conan and Pokemon.
11:37:31 PM Nov 5th 2010
Where is regular Law and Order? I searched for "Law and Order" and only turned up SVU. Am I missing it?
06:03:56 AM May 30th 2010
edited by KendraKirai
I don't know how long it's been on, but....why is The Tonight Show not on this list? Johnny Carson alone hosted it for like 20 years, then Leno hosted for another fifteen to twenty years...

EDIT: Ohhhkay, it *is* there. I didn't see it, and for some reason, searching the page for 'tonight' didn't get any hits. Nevermind.
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