Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #143


I read that two of the most-hyped shows of the 2011-12 season won't see 2012. Charlie's Angels and The Playboy Club have already been canceled. And I never saw either one!

Instead of thinking about TV failures, let's toss the spotlight on the successes. Here are 13 of the longest running shows of all time. I've seen at least one episodes of each of them (and so, most likely, have you!)

1) The Today Show 1952-present 17,800+ episodes

2) Guiding Light 1952-2009 15,762 episodes

3) The Tonight Show 1954-present 10,400+ episodes

4) The Price Is Right 1956-65; 1972-present 7,400+ episodes

5) Meet the Press 1947-present 5,000+ episodes

6) Gunsmoke 1955-1975 635 episodes

7) Law & Order 1990-2110 456 episodes

8) The Real World 1992-present 450+ episodes

9) ABC Monday Night Football 1971-1997 413 episodes

10) Cheers 1982-1993 271 episodes

11) Murder, She Wrote 1984-1996 264 episodes

12) MASH 1972-1983 251 episodes

13) 24 2001-10 192 episodes

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  1. Spotlighting the success sounds always nice and better. I watched The Price is Right when I was a kid. Murder, She Wrote - is the show I'd like to watch if I get the chance and time.

  2. Price Is Right just isn't the same without Bob Barker. I've seen most of these.
    Happy T13!

  3. The Real World...that brings back memories! I never saw Charlie's Angels, but The Playboy Club had potential. Aw well.

    Happy T13,

    A Way To A Dragon's Heart

  4. I watched a couple of the new Charlie's Angels. It wasn't bad but I could tell it wouldn't last.

    Positive is always good!

  5. Seriously? The Real World is that old? Wow.

    Enjoy your Thursday!


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