Before Netflix was turning out binge-able content by the truckload, we had television shows. They're still around, of course, but since the first television drama aired in 1928, things have changed. Sometimes shows are only meant to last one season — or three. But since the concept of the TV show really took off after World War II some, TV programs have shown some real staying power.
Although many news programs and soap operas have lasted longer, here's a list of the longest-running dramas and sitcoms in United States television history.