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Old 03-01-16, 09:45 PM
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Long-Running Series (Still airing) that you're still watching

Obviously with the hundreds of hours of TV out there, it's so easy to drop/delete and move on from shows when you're overwhelmed, bored or fall massively behind.

But, I wanted to see out of all the long-running series still airing, what are you still watching? I would say long-running should be at least 5 seasons or longer. Something that no matter what you will stay loyal to even if you fall behind and aren't up to date with it currently.

Here's mine:

Castle (All 8 seasons) -- probably ending this May
NCIS: LA (All 7 seasons)
The Voice (I've seen 9 of the 10 seasons)
NCIS (I've seen 12 of the 13 seasons)
Pretty Little Liars (All 7 seasons)
Rizzoli and Isles (All 6 seasons)
Criminal Minds (all 11 seasons)
Shameless (all 6 seasons)
Survivor (25 of the 32 seasons)
Suits (all 5 seasons)
Hawaii Five-O (all 6 seasons)
The Amazing Race (all 28 seasons)
The Good Wife (all 7 seasons) -- ending this May
The Walking Dead (all 6 seasons)
Game of Thrones (all 5 seasons)
Homeland (all 5 seasons)
The Vampire Diaries (all 6 seasons)
New Girl (all 5 seasons)
Modern Family (all 7 seasons)
The Middle (all 7 seasons)
Scandal (all 5 absurd seasons)
Supernatural (all 11 seasons)

I'm watching SVU, but I picked it up late (around season 13 or 14) I haven't followed that since day 1.

I could add 24 to this list if season 10 (or Legacy) gets picked up for next season. I've seen every season of that.

Despite some bumps in the road, I've devoted a lot of time to all of these series and I'll be sticking with them until the very end.

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Old 03-01-16, 09:57 PM
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Re: Long-Running Series (Still airing) that you're still watching

Pretty much the only long running shows I still watch are animated or a couple random reality types that I still enjoy.

American Dad!
American Pickers
Family Guy
Pawn Stars
The Simpsons
South Park
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I've seen every episode since the first one, broadcast first-run.
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Top Chef
Project Runway
Amazing Race
Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Homeland
Shameless
American Idol
The Voice (Only started the past 4 seasons)
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I'd classify the following shows we watch as long running (say at least 7 years):

Bones
Doctor Who
Family Guy
Survivor
Big Bang Theory

(Not going to count X-Files.)
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Amazing Race
Survivor
American Idol
Bill Maher
Walking Dead
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Re: Long-Running Series (Still airing) that you're still watching

I am using Djariya's list to help me remember all the long-running shows I still watch:

Castle (All seasons, will watch until the end)
NCIS: LA (All seasons)
NCIS (All seasons, really nervous that Agent Dinozzo is leaving the show, it may make my resolve to watch wobbly, but I will probably give the post Dinozzo eps a shot)
Rizzoli and Isles (All seasons)
Survivor (At least 30 out of 32 seasons)
Game of Thrones (all 5 seasons)
New Girl (all 5 seasons)
Modern Family (All seasons)
The Middle (All seasons)
The Big Bang Theory (All seasons)
Mike & Molly (All seasons)
Supernatural (At least 8 out of 10 seasons)
Bones (All seasons...will watch the final 12 episodes season)
The X-Files (I think it should count, they did call the latest batch of episodes Season 10...so I have watched all the seasons)

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Re: Long-Running Series (Still airing) that you're still watching

Survivor (every season but the first)
The Amazing Race (only picked it up a few years ago but still)
The Good Wife
Top Chef (picked it up a few seasons into the run)
Food Network Star
Great Food Truck Race
The Walking Dead (sometimes a struggle to keep up with)
Game of Thrones (still love it)
The X-Files (sorry, dstrauss )

And wow, I guess that's it, and hardly any scripted shows. Gave up on American Idol last year. I watch Castle when it's on, but I'm not making an effort to catch up, which is the same as Scorpion in its second season.
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The list these days is short. A lot of long running shows from the mid-00s ended.

Castle (all 7 seasons plus season 8 premier)
Vampire Diaries
Doctor Who (New)

We have watched all seasons of the Voice, but really aren't feeling like watching this season. Doesn't help Christina is back.

We have Castle DVRd. Will probably watch if it turns out to be the end.
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American Dad
The Simpsons
Family Guy*
Bob's Burgers
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Modern Family

* - When the new episodes repeat on Adult Swim or get thrown onto Netflix.

I can't believe Modern Family is in Season 7 or that it's been 11 years since I first stumbled onto It's Always Sunny when it aired on a Friday night spot on Fox as a cross promo. Time is fucking with my head.

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I still watch Bonanza every so often.
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I still watch Bonanza every so often.
You're so not funny.
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Obviously with the hundreds of hours of TV out there, it's so easy to drop/delete and move on from shows when you're overwhelmed, bored or fall massively behind.

But, I wanted to see out of all the long-running series still airing, what are you still watching? I would say long-running should be at least 5 seasons or longer. Something that no matter what you will stay loyal to even if you fall behind and aren't up to date with it currently.

Here's mine:

Castle (All 8 seasons) -- probably ending this May
NCIS: LA (All 7 seasons)
The Voice (I've seen 9 of the 10 seasons)
NCIS (I've seen 12 of the 13 seasons)
Pretty Little Liars (All 7 seasons)
Rizzoli and Isles (All 6 seasons)
Criminal Minds (all 11 seasons)
Shameless (all 6 seasons)
Survivor (25 of the 32 seasons)
Suits (all 5 seasons)
Hawaii Five-O (all 6 seasons)
The Amazing Race (all 28 seasons)
The Good Wife (all 7 seasons) -- ending this May
The Walking Dead (all 6 seasons)
Game of Thrones (all 5 seasons)

Homeland (all 5 seasons)
The Vampire Diaries (all 6 seasons)
New Girl (all 5 seasons)
Modern Family (all 7 seasons)
The Middle (all 7 seasons)

Scandal (all 5 absurd seasons)
Supernatural (all 11 seasons)

I'm watching SVU, but I picked it up late (around season 13 or 14) I haven't followed that since day 1.

I could add 24 to this list if season 10 (or Legacy) gets picked up for next season. I've seen every season of that.

Despite some bumps in the road, I've devoted a lot of time to all of these series and I'll be sticking with them until the very end.
The only ones on the list I've stopped watched are PLL, Vampire Diaries and Hawaii Five Oh. PLL because I got sick of A always being revealed -- and then not. H5O just because I was watching so much it just got left behind. I really would like to catch up on that, as well as Criminal Minds (which I do enjoy when I do watch it) and maybe NCIS -- and someday revisit Vampire Diaries.
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Grey's Anatomy and The Biggest Loser.
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Survivor
Amazing Race
Big Bang Theory
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Amazing Race
Survivor
Big Brother
Modern Family
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Survivor may be the only one at the moment.

There might be a few others I could get to at some point, but nothing that I'm committed to doing.
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I actually watch The Johnny Carson reruns every night on Antenna TV instead of the current LateNight shows.
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My list is not nearly as populated as I thought it would be.

New Girl
Modern Family
Game of Thrones
Walking Dead
Cops (since it's inception)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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