Some of the longest running TV shows have been entertaining us ever since we can remember. The first TV show premiered all the way back in 1928 and since then many shows have come and gone. But some of the longest running TV shows have stood the test of time and critics. You probably grew up watching one or more of these 5 longest running TV shows still running today.

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The Simpsons

Springfield’s favourite family has been gracing our TV sets since 1989. Not only is it one of the longest running TV shows of all time, The Simpsons hold the number one spot for longest running animated show. The Simpsons has been renewed for a record-breaking 29 and 30th season.

Days Of Our Lives

Your grandmother probably still watches one of the longest running TV shows of all time. And the beauty of Days of our Lives is that you can not watch for 5 years and pick it up within one episode.

Longest Running TV Shows

First airing in 1965, this is one of the longest running TV shows of all time and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. After a brief break, Days of our Lives returned to South African screens in August 2016.

Sesame Street

Many of us grew up watching Sesame Street. Being in its 47th season, Sesame Street has become one of the longest running TV shows of our time. The fun and educational kids show first aired in 1969 and has gotten many different international iterations, with South Africa adapting it to Takalani Sesame.

South Park

Another animation to make it onto the list of the longest running TV shows – South Park. This animation has been around since 1997 and is currently in its 20th seasons, making it one of the longest running TV shows of our time.

7de Laan

South African daily TV show, 7de Laan has been one of the longest running TV shows, first airing in 2000. The show airs daily and has gone through some changes, but maintaining a relatively steady fan base.

Which of these 5 longest running TV shows do you still enjoy watching? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

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