10 Longest-running TV Shows


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The first television drama aired in 1928, but it wasn't until after World War II that TV really took off. Today, satellite and cable options provide a TV smorgasbord.

Although many news programs and soap operas have lasted longer, we've narrowed this list down to longest-running dramas and sitcoms in United States­ television history. Grab the remote and take a trip down TV's memory lane.