The first television drama aired in 1928, but it wasn’t until after World War II that TV really took off. Check out the longest running TV shows of all time:
THE SIMPSONS (1989-present)
This American sitcom series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomised by the Simpson family. Its 29th season began on October 30, 2017, making it the longest running scripted prime-time TV series to ever air. The show has got an extension till 2019.
Running for 588 episodes, Lassie centred around a loyal canine companion who rescued her human family from various predicaments. Over the years, Lassie was portrayed by nine different male dogs, all descendants of the original Lassie. Lassie also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The show aired on CBS from September 10, 1955 to March 31, 1975. Over those two decades, the series aired a total of 635 episodes. That makes it the second longest running prime-time series in US…