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1Blah blah explain what a LongRunner is, you know the drill...[[foldercontrol]]! Long Runners that Have Completed Their Run!! More than 10 but less than 20 years:!!!Started in the 1940s[[folder:Television]]!!! Started in the 1940's* ''Series/{{Break the Bank|1945}}'' (12 years in its original run, 1945-57)* ''Series/StrikeItRich'' (GameShow, June 29, 1947 January 3, 1958)[[/folder]]!!!Started in the 1950s[[folder:Television]]* ''Series/BeatTheClock'': Total of 18 years (1950-61, 1969-74, 1979-80, 2002-03).* ''Series/{{Lassie}}'' (1954-73)* ''Series/TicTacDough'' (originally ran from 1956-59 on NBC, then in syndication from 1978-86 and 1990-91; total of 12 seasons)[[/folder]][[folder: Western Animation]]* ''WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly'' (produced by Creator/WalterLantz) ran from 1953 to 1972. However, the studio only did an average of three cartoons per year with the character. As a result he only has 50 shorts despite being in production for 19 years.[[/folder]][[folder:Radio]]* ''Monitor'' (NBC Radio weekend show ran just shy of 20 years, from June 1955 to January 1975)[[/folder]]!!! Started in the 1960s[[folder:Television]]* ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' (11 years, 1967-78)* ''The Doctors'' (19 years, 1963-82; 5,280 episodes)* ''The French Chef'', a Creator/{{PBS}} {{cooking show}} starring Julia Child, ran for 10 years from 1963 to 1973. It's still being rerun on cable.* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' (1968-80)* ''Series/MatchGame'' (18 years--1962-69 on NBC, 1973-82 on CBS and syndication, 1983-84 as ''The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour'', 1990-91 on ABC and 1998-99 in syndication)[[/folder]]!!! Started in the 1970s[[folder:Television]]* ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'' ran on and off from 1978-90.* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''. Lasted from 1972 to 1985, 13 years.* ''Series/{{Beachcombers}}'' (387 episodes from 1972-91; longest dramatic series in Canada)* ''Countdown'' (Australia; 1974-87)* ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' (1978-91)* ''Series/{{Definition}}''. Lasted from 1974 to 1989, 15 years.* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids ''. Lasted from 1972 to 1984 in the original format, plus 1984 to 1985 in first-run syndication.* ''Series/TheJokersWild'' (originally ran from 1972-75 on CBS, followed by syndicated revivals from 1977-86 and 1990-91; total of 13 seasons)* ''Series/KnotsLanding'' (14 seasons, SpinOff of ''Dallas'' that outlasted its already long running parent show, 1979-1993)* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' (1972-83; UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar only lasted 3 years)* ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}'' (13 years, 1977-90. Was Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s biggest show at 260 episodes until ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' dethroned it.)* ''Series/PlayForToday'': Drama anthology series that ran from 1970 to 1984.* The ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' GameShow series: 19 years (27 years worth of episodes due to the overlapping syndicated versions):** 1973-74, CBS (''The $10,000 Pyramid'')** 1974-80, ABC (''The $10,000/$20,000 Pyramid'')** 1974-79, syndicated (''The $25,000 Pyramid'')** 1981, syndicated (''The $50,000 Pyramid'')** 1982-88, CBS (''The $25,000 Pyramid''; called ''The New $25,000 Pyramid'' from November 8, 1982 - January 28, 1985)** 1985-88, syndicated (''The $100,000 Pyramid'')** 1991, syndicated (''The $100,000 Pyramid'')** 2002-04, syndicated (''Pyramid'')** 2012, GSN (''The Pyramid'')* ''Series/RyansHope'' (13 years, 1975-89)[[/folder]]!!! Started in the 1980s[[folder: Television]]* ''Series/AlloAllo''. Lasted from 1982 to 1992, a full decade.* ''Series/AlmostLive'': Sketch comedy on NBC affiliate KING-TV Seattle from 1984-99, best known for launching the TV career of Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy.* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' (11 years, 1984-1995) * ''Series/FifteenToOne'' (British quiz show, 1988-2003)* ''Fred Penner's Place'' (CBC children's show, 1985-97)* ''Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'' (1984-95)* ''Series/LondonsBurning'' (1986-2002)* ''Series/{{Loving}}'' (1983-95)* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' (1987-97; longest-running live-action sitcom on FOX)* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' (1984-96)* ''Series/MurphyBrown'' (1988-98)* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (1988-99; originated on KTMA, then moved to Creator/ComedyCentral, then [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]])* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' initially ran from 1981-1991 (10 years), and continued for another 7 years with annual Christmas specials.* ''Series/RedDwarf'' (1988-1993; 1997-1999; 2009; 2012, ten seasons including the mini-series ''Back To Earth'')* ''SallyJessyRaphael'' (ran from 1983-2002; canceled by distributor Studios USA due to the fading popularity of talk shows.)* ''Franchise/ToeiFushigiComedySeries'' (1981 - 1993)* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' started out on BBC Radio 4 in 1988, then moved onto Creator/Channel4 the same year, where it lasted for 10 seasons; the show moved to Hollywood in 1998, when it got picked up by Creator/{{ABC}}. The show was cancelled in 2003 and by cancelled, we mean it stopped ''filming'' new episodes; new episodes continued to ''air'' on Creator/ABCFamily until November 2006. Several years later, the series was {{uncanceled}} and made a ChannelHop to Creator/TheCW, where new episodes began airing in 2013.* ''Series/XPlay'' (1998-2012, originally as ''GameSpot TV'' on ZDTV)[[/folder]][[folder:Anime And Manga]]* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': The ([[Manga/DragonBall manga]] started in late 1984, ended in 1995. The Anime started in 1986 and ended in 1997 with ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' may or may not count as additional seasons. It is still quite alive in terms of people finding ways to try and make money out of it.[[/folder]][[folder: Radio]]* ''Finkleman's 45s'' (CBC radio retro music show; October 5, 1985 -o June 25, 2005)[[/folder]]* '* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' ran for 11 seasons between September 16, 1993 and May 13, 2004 for a total of 264 episodes. (Combined with ''Cheers'', this means Kelsey Grammer played Frasier Crane from 1984-2004.)* ''Series/AllThat'' ran from 1994 to 2005.* ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'' ran from 1992-2002 with a reunion episode in 2005.* ''Series/TheAtheistExperience''. Started in 1997, still ongoing.* ''Series/BananasInPyjamas'' -- the "costumed" series debuted in 1991 and ended in 2002, but a an AllCGICartoon adaptation beginning in 2011 has made the show one of these.* ''Series/BigBrother'': The show premiered in the Netherlands in 1999. While the original version has ended, several international versions continue to air and would belong here.* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' (1996-2006)* ''Series/{{Brum}}'' (1991-2002, still in syndication in some territories)* ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'': (13 years, October 2, 1997-October 3, 2010)* ''Webcomic/CatAndGirl'', a web comic that has been running since 1999.* ''Comedy Central Presents'' (1998-2011, 14 seasons, over 260 episodes; a show that has about 30 minutes of StandUpComedy by a different comedian each episode)* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' (as its anniversary celebration put it, "10 F$!king Years", although current and best-known host Jon Stewart first showed up in 1999; the show debuted in 1996 with host Craig Kilborn)* ''Webcomic/{{Darkbolt}}'' (1999-2011) Long manga-style web comic* ''Definitely Not the Opera'' (CBC Radio variety show since 1994, named ''Brand X'' 1994-97; hosted by Sook-Yin Lee since 2002)* The ''[=EarthSiege=]/{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}/{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' series (July 1994-)* ''Series/{{ER}}'' (15 years, 1994-2009)* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' (premiered on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' in September 1998; the show proper debuted in March 2001 and is still ongoing, with a ninth season being produced for 2013)* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (running since January 31, 1999, cancelled in 2000 and 2002, got uncancelled in 2001 and 2005)* ''VideoGame/FiranMUX'' (circa 1997-)* ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'' (November 1999-; 466 [[http://pawpet.tv/episode_guide 4-hour episodes]] as of July 18, 2010)* ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' (1997, still ongoing as of 2012, 15 years), holds the record for the longest running manga with near explicit sex being showcased in every single chapter, in every volume. Something that sounds so bland and lewd has a reason for having more than 50 Volumes published, the series is basically an insightful encyclopedia for sex in manga form, no gratuitous sex scenes for the sake of it, everything being show relates to detailed reseatch on the author's part, something beyond than PlotWithPorn.* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (March 28, 1999-August 10, 2003, March 23, 2008-September 4, 2013 counting the four Made-For-TVMovies)* ''Series/GoodEats'' (debuted July 7, 1999; Creator/FoodNetwork's longest-running consecutive original program, with 14 seasons and 249 episodes). Ended in 2011.* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' (Web Series running December 24, 1999-present)* ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' (1992-2010)* ''Series/HiFive'' (Started airing in January 1999 and also spawned a ''very'' successful American incarnation.)* ''Manga/IketeruFutari'' (1997-2010)* ''Manga/InuYasha'' (although the anime [[CutShort got axed]] when it was going to [[OvertookTheManga overtake the manga]], the manga itself ran from 1996-2008; the anime came back and finished the story in 2009-2010. That's 14 years if you count the anime as part of its run as well)* ''Series/IronChef'' (started in 1993; between ''Iron Chef Japan'' and ''Iron Chef America'', that's nearly (but not quite) two decades in one form or another.)* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' (1995-2005)* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' started in 1995, making it one of the oldest webcomics in existence.* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (13 seasons and survivor of FOX's [[FridayNightDeathSlot Sunday Sports Pre-emption Slot]], 1997-2010)* ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' (since 1995 on CBS; hosted by Tom Snyder {1995-99}, Craig Kilborn {1999-2005}, Creator/CraigFerguson {2005-})* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' (1999-; 12 years as of 2010, when it also became the longest-running first-run drama series in primetime, carrying on the mantle of its parent series)** ''Tabletop/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' (1995-present; the longest running CCG after ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' itself)* ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' began in December 1996 and is still going.* ''Series/MADtv'' (1995-2009; is considered ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='s=] longest-running rival sketch show, and like ''SNL'' had its share of cast changes, writer changes, and executive producer changes)* ''Series/{{Major}}'' (15 years; started in 1994 and reached over 700 chapters by the time it finished in 2010)* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', which has aired on ITV since 1997 and continued even after the main character left in 2011 (replaced by his cousin).* ''The Montel Williams Show'' (1991-2008)* ''{{Series/Mythbusters}}'' (2003-)* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' (first published in 1999 and aired in 2002. Now has 61 volumes, almost 500 episodes, 5 OVA, 1 novel, numerous games, and 9 movies. With more to come.)* ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' (first broadcast in 1996. As of latest broadcast season, they now have 227 episodes.)* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''[='=]s manga has been running since February 1995, but only because of ScheduleSlip.* ''TheNowShow'' (first broadcast in 1998 and still airing)* ''Series/NYPDBlue'' started in 1993 and ended in 2005 (12 seasons).* ''Franchise/OnePiece'' (started publication in 1997. Over 700 manga chapters in 70+ volumes, more than 600 episodes, twelve movies, and counting.) In 2010, the creator announced that the story had reached its halfway point; if this is true, then the series will run for a total of 26 years. When Eiichiro Oda initially thought up the plot of the series, he planned to end it after 5 years.* ''Series/TheOreillyFactor'' (started in 1996, not going anywhere soon)* ''Series/{{Parlamentet}}'' (aired on Swedish television from 1999-2011, though the possibility of further episodes has not been ruled out; by contrast, its parent programme, the BBC's ''IfIRuledTheWorld'', only aired for [[BritishBrevity fourteen episodes]] in 1998-99)* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', since 1998.* The first ''VideoGame/{{Pico}}'' flash, ''Pico's School'', was made in 1999. Since then, Pico has been kept alive ([[NegativeContinuity in a]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain sense]]) as Website/{{Newgrounds}}' SeriesMascot by all sorts of Newgrounders to this day. And to think, ''Pico's School'' was inspired by UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}.* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (since 1997, 800+ episodes, and 17+ movies (one per year)).* ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' (cop documentary, first broadcast in 1994)90's* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' got its start as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi in 1996. In addition to the original manga, the franchise has developed into five other manga series, six anime series (with a seventh scheduled to debut in spring of 2014), one 30-minute animated movie, and two full-length animated movies. (The CollectibleCardGame that most of the franchise was based on didn't actually debut until 1999; the anime series that most fans are familiar with was sponsored by Konami, revolving around their version of the card game to ensure their domination of the card game license.)* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Wrestling/{{WWE SmackDown}}'', has been airing regularly since April 29, 1999.* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' has published daily since 1997, with only short hiatus periods lately due to serious losses in the author's family.* ''Series/VideoAndArcadeTop10'' (Canadian kids game show about video games that aired from 1991-2006, and one of the longest running English language Canadian game shows in history)* ''Series/TheView'', ABC daytime talk show, 10-plus years (daily since 1997)* ''[[Radio/TheVinylCafe The Vinyl Café with Stuart Mclean]]'', CBC Radio music-variety show, 15+ years (Summer replacement 1994-97, weekly since 1997)* ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' has been running since 1998.* ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'': (1999-2011 as a web original)* ''Series/TrueLife'': Creator/{{MTV}} documentary series, with topics like, "I Have Schizophrenia", "I'm a Staten Island Girl", "I Don't Like My Small Breasts", "I'm Embarrassed of My Mom", and "I'm Living With My Ex" (among others), running since 1998, 15 seasons so far.* The following Cirque du Soleil troupes:** ''Theatre/{{Alegria}}'' (1994-98 tent tour, 1999-2000 residency at a casino in Biloxi, MS, 2001-09 tent tour relaunch; 2009-13 arena tour)** ''Theatre/{{Quidam}}'' (1996-2010 tents, 2010- arenas)** ''Theatre/{{O}}'' (1998-)** ''Theatre/LaNouba'' (1998-)** ''Theatre/{{Dralion}}'' (1999-2010 tents; 2010- arenas)* ''Tokyo Friend Park II'' (Japanese game show, aired nearly every week from April 1994 through March 2011, plus another year prior if you count the original ''Tokyo Friend Park'' which aired from October 1992 through September 1993)* ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' : Creator/CartoonNetwork's longest running block at over 11 years, from March 17, 1997 - September 20, 2008. Revived on May 26, 2012.* ''Series/TimeTeam'' (British series, 19 years 1994-2013)* ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'', which started as a fan-made TabletopRPG expansion pack in the mid-1990s, still has a couple of people writing short stories set in that universe today.* ''Series/TheyThinkItsAllOver'' ran from 1995-2006 for 19 full series and two summer specials.* ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' has aired nationally since 1996 (beginning locally one year earlier as ''Your Radio Playhouse''), as well as a Showtime TV series from 2007-09.* ''Thuis'' (Belgian soap opera, since 1995)* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' (May 1, 1999-October 11, 2004/May 6th 2005-present) (Began in 1999, rose in popularity in 2000, widely considered as the most popular cartoon of the decade and rightfully took its place as one of the most successful cartoons of all time. Despite this, it was cancelled in 2004, with the movie set to be the series finale. However, the movie did so well, beyond expectations, that Nickelodeon saw potential in the show, and quickly renewed it for a fourth season. Currently in its 9th Season, and renewed for a 10th.)* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (1997-, 16 seasons, renewed through a 20th)* ''Series/SilentWitness'' (1996-, 13+ seasons)* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has been daily since August 25, 1997.* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' alone has been going on strong since 1998, releasing a new installment every year, even occasionally fitting two in the same year.** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' (1998)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' (1999)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders'' (1999)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'' (2001)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLegendOfTheVampire'' (2003)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheMonsterOfMexico'' (2003)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster'' (2004)** ''WesternAnimation/AlohaScoobyDoo'' (2005)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInWheresMyMummy'' (2005)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooPiratesAhoy'' (2006)** ''WesternAnimation/ChillOutScoobyDoo'' (2007)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGoblinKing'' (2008)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'' (2009)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAbracadabraDoo'' (2010)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare'' (2010)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur'' (2011)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMusicOfTheVampire'' (2012)** ''WesternAnimation/BigTopScoobyDoo'' (2012)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMaskOfTheBlueFalcon'' (2013)** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooStageFright'' (2013)* ''Radio/SaysYou'' has been running since 1997, and as of 2012 is in its 15th season.* ''Saber y Ganar'', a Spanish daily quiz show, started on 17th February, 1997. Since October 2011, it runs all seven days a week. It has consistently been the most viewed show in its channel since 2004.* ''Series/RoadRules'' (1995-2007)* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' (1990-2005, 300 episodes and a movie. Could go for almost thirty years if you count the length of time Steve Smith has been playing the Red Green character, having first done it on ''Smith and Smith'' in the late 1970s.)----2000's* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' first aired in September 2001.* ''Series/AmericanIdol'' (June 11, 2002-present)* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'': began in 2004 and still ongoing with TheMovie released in 2014.* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', which started in 2001 (2000 if you count the stealth airing of the first episode) and, despite a few title changes, is still going.* ''Manga/AirGear'' by Oh!Great ran for a full decade from 2002 to 2012 and ended with 357 chapters.* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' (2004 to 2014; the show is currently in its sixth season. It was originally supposed to stop after three seasons and a movie. Then, it was scheduled to stop after a third movie, which is to be released during summer of 2014. Now, a seventh season has been announced.)* ''VideoGame/WorldWarIIOnline'', the massive multiplayer war simulator, went to paid subscription on June 6, 2001 and is still going strong.* ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' (first broadcast in 2000, around 1,500 episodes in a decade, not including international versions)* ''Series/WhatNotToWear'' (2003-2013)* The following Cirque du Soleil troupes:** ''Theatre/{{Varekai}}'' (2002-2013 tents, 2013- arenas)** ''Zumanity'' (2003-)* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' has been on the air since 2000 and is currently in its 27th season.* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' (published daily since June 12, 2000...and not missing a single day)* ''Series/RetroGameMaster'', known as ''Game Center CX'' in its native Japan. Has been running since 2003, with the 17th season celebrating the tenth anniversary.* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' started on July 31, 2003.* ''Radio Dead Air'', [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash Bozard's]] internet radio show, has been running weekly since July 2000. It makes his show the longest running entity connected with Website/ChannelAwesome (even if the show was on for about 8 years before he even began making videos in 2009, let alone getting signed on to TGWTG in 2010.)* ''Series/BetweenTheLions'' (2000-2010)* The ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' toy-line released its first sets in the Summer of 2001 and its last sets in the winter of 2010, hitting the 10 year mark on the dot.* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' - Youngest of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'''s Big three (see ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/OnePiece'' below), started 2001 with over 500 chapters.* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' (2001-present, with a 26-episode anime)* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' (began in 2000 and still going)** ''Series/CSIMiami'' (2002-2012)* ''Series/DeadliestCatch'' - 10 seasons (2005-), plus a four-episode miniseries called ''America's Deadliest Season'' which served as a pilot in 2004. Still ongoing.* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' (running since 2001, now known as ''Degrassi'', over 200 episodes so far; the very first incarnation of it was actually in 1979 with ''Kids of Degrassi Street'')* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' (2000-)* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Original manga began in 2001 and finished in 2009, has had two anime series the first one of which is approaching its tenth anniversary, 5 OVA's, and 2 movies, one for each respective anime series.* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' (Started in January of 2002)* ''History Detectives'' (PBS history show, 2003-12; a revamped version is scheduled for 2014.)* ''Series/HowItsMade'' (Started in 2001, still ongoing)* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' (2001-11)* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' began in August of 2000* ''Series/MyFamily'' (2000-11)* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (2003-)* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' (Began running in 2004, and has been doing so every week since airing. Currently in its 10th anniversary)

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