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If you do your research, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" ran from 1952 to 1966, so TBBT will simply be tied with "Two and a Half Men" which also ran for 12 seasons.  FYI for those who beg to differ, "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live" don't count, as "American Comedy Series" does not apply to animated or sketch comedy.  But more to the point, is there some sort of unwritten rule where anything in Hollywood can be dethroned if they haven't been relevant in years?  I'm merely speculating because Sasheer Zamata was crowned the first African American female cast member on "Saturday Night Live" upon joining in 2014.  However, African American comedienne Ellen Cleghorne joined the cast of SNL in 1991.   

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If you do your research, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" ran from 1952 to 1966, so TBBT will simply be tied with "Two and a Half Men" which also ran for 12 seasons.  FYI for those who beg to differ, "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live" don't count, as "American Comedy Series" does not apply to animated or sketch comedy.  But more to the point, is there some sort of unwritten rule where anything in Hollywood can be dethroned if they haven't been relevant in years?  I'm merely speculating because Sasheer Zamata was crowned the first African American female cast member on "Saturday Night Live" upon joining in 2014.  However, African American comedienne Ellen Cleghorne joined the cast of SNL in 1991.   

The Simpsons is an Animated Sitcom. Hoever Ozzie and Harriet is the  longest-running LIVE ACTION Sitcom. It was not a multi-camera though. Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show is the longest-running multi-camera sitcom. The Big Bang Theory will be tied for second with TAAHM. 

Longest-running Sitcoms

The Simpsons 30 seasons 662 Episodes Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current)

Family Guy 17 Seasons 329 Episodes Second Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current)

American Dad! 16 Seasons 269 Episodes (Moved to TBS in 2014) Third Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current) 

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 14 Seasons 435 Episodes Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom)

My Three Sons 12 Seasons 380 Episodes Second Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom 

Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show 11 Seasons 344 Episodes Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Third Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 8 Seasons 291 Episodes Fourth Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory 12 Season 279 Episodes Second  Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Fifth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom (Ending 2019)

Cheers 11 Seasons 275 Episodes Third Longest-running Multi-camera Sitcom and Sixth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom 

The Donna Reed Show 8 Seasons 275 Episodes Sixth Longest Running Live action Single camera Sitcom  

The Beverly Hillbillies 9 seasons 274 Episodes Seventh Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom 

Frasier 11 Seasons 264 Episodes Fourth  Longest-running Multi-camera Sitcom and Eight Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

Two and a Half Men 12 Seasons 262 Episodes Fifth  Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Ninth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom 

 

 

The Big Bang Theory os longest running live action multi camera sitcom currently on the air

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2 hours ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

The Simpsons is an Animated Sitcom. Hoever Ozzie and Harriet is the  longest-running LIVE ACTION Sitcom. It was not a multi-camera though. Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show is the longest-running multi-camera sitcom. The Big Bang Theory will be tied for second with TAAHM. 

 

Longest-running Sitcoms

The Simpsons 30 seasons 662 Episodes Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current)

Family Guy 17 Seasons 329 Episodes Second Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current)

American Dad! 16 Seasons 269 Episodes (Moved to TBS in 2014) Third Longest-running Animated Sitcom (Current) 

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 14 Seasons 435 Episodes Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom)

My Three Sons 12 Seasons 380 Episodes Second Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom 

Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show 11 Seasons 344 Episodes Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Third Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 8 Seasons 291 Episodes Fourth Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory 12 Season 279 Episodes Second  Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Fifth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom (Ending 2019)

Cheers 11 Seasons 275 Episodes Third Longest-running Multi-camera Sitcom and Sixth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom 

The Donna Reed Show 8 Seasons 275 Episodes Sixth Longest Running Live action Single camera Sitcom  

The Beverly Hillbillies 9 seasons 274 Episodes Seventh Longest-running Live Action Single-camera Sitcom 

Frasier 11 Seasons 264 Episodes Fourth  Longest-running Multi-camera Sitcom and Eight Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

Two and a Half Men 12 Seasons 262 Episodes Fifth  Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Ninth Longest-running Live Action Sitcom 

 

 

The Big Bang Theory os longest running live action multi camera sitcom currently on the air

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Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show 11 Seasons 344 Episodes Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Third Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

There are some that argue this stat.  Some consider them two different shows, due to the network change and name change.

Make Room For Daddy ran 90 episodes on ABC.

The Danny Thomas Show ran 254 episodes on CBS.

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15 minutes ago, vonmar said:

Make Room For Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show 11 Seasons 344 Episodes Longest-running Multi-Camera Sitcom and Third Longest-running Live Action sitcom 

There are some that argue this stat.  Some consider them two different shows, due to the network change and name change.

Make Room For Daddy ran 90 episodes on ABC.

The Danny Thomas Show ran 254 episodes on CBS.

The two shows were the same show but changed the title after Season 4 when the Mother left.  was originally Make Room for Daddy. 

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11 minutes ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

The last two were the same show but changed the title after Season 4 when the Mother left. 

I'm sorry, "the last two" what?

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