1 SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.
My seventeen year old self today hears people in school talk about this show and I honestly watch it if it's on don't hate this show pretty much got me threw life
Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as good as it once was. - Garythesnail
The first 3 seasons are timeless, the rest are, for the most part, just kind of forgettable.
Who knew a talking sponge would stay on television for so long. - happyhappyjoyjoy
2 South Park
South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.
Insulting people for over a decade and making the others who get it's a joke laugh for years. Especially, making me laugh that people still watch it. - happyhappyjoyjoy
3 The Simpsons
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.
Is it still going on? Gosh dang it! I wish the Simpsons would just die already so that we can talk about how much of an impact it's had on us.
It's said to last until 2082!
Will it ever end? Will the kids ever grow up? - happyhappyjoyjoy
Longest running show. #1 on toptens best T.V. show list. Hiw can't this be #1!
4 Family Guy
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.
Like another show on this list it got cancelled a few times and survived Fox. - happyhappyjoyjoy
Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
It may have been cancelled for the second third time? But, this show survived being cancelled and 4 years of Fox then ran for 14 years and channel change, and is apparently considered a cult classic. - happyhappyjoyjoy
6 How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
I love this show but it took 8 years to meet the mother and had some loyal fans who stuck along with it. But, this spring will be it's finale. - happyhappyjoyjoy
How I Met Your Mother is here but friends isn't?! How I Met your mother is just a cheap copy of friends.
7 Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2019) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.
I remember watching this when I was super little and as far as I know they still make new episodes. - happyhappyjoyjoy
8 The Price is Right
Although a game show I still believe it belongs here it's the longest running game show. - happyhappyjoyjoy
9 I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning 6 seasons.
Even though it was cancelled many decades ago there is still channels that play it frequently. - happyhappyjoyjoy
10 The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presents a stand-alone story in which characters find themselves dealing with often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described ...read more.
The most intelligent and introspective T.V. series ever, in my opinion.
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. ...read more.
I would have voted doctor who but friends is way too low here
Could this show BE ANY MORE low - MichaelMadden2001
12 Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore is an American reality television series which ran on MTV from December 3, 2009 to December 20, 2012 in the United States.
It didn't run for very long, but the fact it ran at all stood the test of time. - happyhappyjoyjoy
13 Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.
It actually IMPROVES with age. - xandermartin98
14 Doctor Who
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. ...read more.
I mean, this show is the longest running sci-fi series ever, with it recently celebrating its 50 year anniversary and it's still running and immensely popular! If this doesn't prove it stood the Test of Time, nothing does.
15 DragonBall Z
Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.
Come on this is the king of anime
Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.
18 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
19 One Piece
One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.
The plot is great and most animes don't last this long
20 King of the Hill
King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.
21 Fairly OddParents
14 is a long time for a nick show
22 The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
23 Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows (also the creator of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Johnny Test and the head writer of The Fairly OddParents)
24 Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along ...read more.
iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.
27 Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious.
28 Zoey 101
Zoey 101 is an American teen drama television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears), her brother (Paul Butcher), and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional ...read more.
30 Sesame Street
Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.
31 The Nanny
The Nanny is an American television sitcom which originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashion queen from Flushing, New York who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society.
32 Stargate SG-1
Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
35 Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational ...read more.