While many shows don’t make it past the first season, others have been on the air for so long that it looks like they’ve always been there. With that, these series collect several seasons and episodes . And today, we have separated the 7 longest series that are still in the air.
Almost always without spending a year failing to win over the loyal audience, these are series that still manage to win new fans . In addition, because they have been in the air for so long, many characters have undergone major evolutions and stories are always renewing themselves. After viewing this list, you will notice that even after so many episodes, some of these series maintain the same quality and justify the time on the air.
1 – Supernatural (15 seasons and 327 episodes)
The brothers Dean and Sam Winchester have been investigating supernatural phenomena since 2005 , such as monsters, supernatural beings and demons. So, already in its 15th season, the series is getting ready to say goodbye to the fans. That’s because this will be his last season.
2 – Family Guy (18 seasons and 350 episodes)
Also known in Brazil as “Uma Família da Pesada” , the series tells the story of a completely dysfunctional family that even owns a talking dog. That said, there have been 18 seasons and 350 episodes since 1999, when the series debuted. However, even after so long, the series remains firm and strong, with the 19th season confirmed to open in September this year.
3 – Grey’s Anatomy (16 seasons and 364 episodes)
On the air since 2005, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is close to breaking big records in the series world. Thus, there are already 16 seasons and nothing less than 364 episodes. In addition to this, a plot confirmed for the 17th season. However, it is rumored that this is the last season of the series.
4 – NCIS – Naval Investigation (17 seasons and 399 episodes)
In 2003, the series ‘NCIS – Naval Investigation’ premiered, which is still being produced to this day. Thus, there are already 17 seasons and 399 episodes in the curriculum. Therefore, the series has it all and one more season confirmed, totaling 18 seasons. In the plot, we follow the work of a special navy agent and his criminal investigation team. With such success, in addition to longevity, the series also won two spin-offs: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans’.
5 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (21 seasons and 481 episodes)
Derived from the ‘Lei & Ordem’ series , the spin-off that surpassed the original has been in the air since 2009. In history, we have followed detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, and their investigation into crimes of a sexual nature. Unlike the original series, ‘Special Victims Unit’ has a more adult and heavy character in the plot.
6 – The Simpsons (31 seasons and 684 episodes)
Even after so many years, ‘The Simpsons’ remains original and that explains why the series has been on the air since 1989. Anyway, if the series continues to be renewed, more records will be broken. And of course, we will continue to follow the adventures of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie and Bart Simpson.
7 – Doctor Who (38 seasons and 861 episodes)
Doctor Who is a more than classic series and has fans around the world. However, its trajectory is somewhat complicated. That’s because the series premiered in 1963 and ran until 1989, totaling 26 seasons and 891 episodes. However, the series was never canceled and, in 2005, it returned with a new footprint, but that did not neglect everything that had come before. Since then, there have been 190 episodes and 12 seasons of New Who (“New Doctor”, in free translation), as rated by fans. However, technically it is the same series, just Doctor Who , totaling 38 seasons and 861. In fact, it is no small feat.
For those interested in entering the world of the Doctor who, in the current season, for the first time, is a woman, need not be frightened. This is because, it is possible to watch the series from its resumption in 2005. And of course, get to know the entire universe, time and space visited by the Doctor and her companions. But, I guarantee that, after watching some episodes, you will want to marathon the whole series, its spin-offs, audio-dramas, books, comics and even the movie , released in 1996.