Top Ten TV Shows That Have Stood the Test of Time

Some T.V. shows seem like they'll never get cancelled.

The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show 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 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 The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer and his family Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie going through a long series of misadventures.

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 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 more.

Like another show on this list it got cancelled a few times and survived Fox. - happyhappyjoyjoy

5 Futurama Futurama 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 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 Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2015) is an American 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

Even though it was cancelled many decades ago there is still channels that play it frequently. - happyhappyjoyjoy

10 The Twilight Zone

The Contenders

11 Friends Friends F•R•I•E•N•D•S 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. 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 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 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 more.

It actually IMPROVES with age. - xandermartin98

14 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since 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 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 more.

Come on this is the king of anime

16 Seinfeld Seinfeld 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.
17 Gunsmoke
18 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
19 One Piece 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 749 episodes to date.

The plot is great and most animes don't last this long

20 King of the Hill 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.
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