LeoGlossary: Television Show

How to get a Hive Account


A television show, also known as a TV program, is a planned and produced sequence of moving images and sound that is broadcast on television. Television shows can be either fictional or non-fictional, and they can be produced by a variety of entities, including television networks, cable television providers, and streaming services.

The history of television shows can be traced back to the early days of television. In 1947, the first regular television show, DuMont Television Network Presents, aired on the DuMont Television Network. The show was a variety show that featured a mix of music, comedy, and drama.

In the 1950s, television shows began to become more popular. Some of the most popular shows from this era included I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and Leave It to Beaver. These shows were all sitcoms, which are comedies that focus on the lives of ordinary people.

In the 1960s, television shows began to become more diverse. In addition to sitcoms, dramas, and westerns, new genres of television shows began to emerge, such as science fiction shows, cartoons, and educational shows.

In the 1970s, television shows began to become more realistic and gritty. Some of the most popular television shows from this era included All in the Family, MAS*H, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. These shows dealt with difficult and controversial topics, such as war, racism, and sexism.

In the 1980s, cable television began to become popular. Cable television providers offered a wider variety of channels than broadcast television, and they also offered premium channels that were not available on broadcast television. This led to the development of new types of television shows, such as music videos, reality shows, and talk shows.

In the 1990s, satellite television began to become popular. Satellite television providers offered a even wider variety of channels than cable television providers, and they also offered channels that were not available on cable television. This led to the development of even more new types of television shows, such as foreign-language shows and sporting events.

In the 2000s, digital television began to become popular. Digital television offers a number of advantages over analog television, including better picture quality, more channels, and interactive features. This led to the development of new types of television shows, such as high-definition shows and on-demand shows.

Today, television shows are more diverse than ever before. There are television shows for every age group and interest. Shows are also produced in a variety of formats, including sitcoms, dramas, reality shows, talk shows, and game shows.

Television shows have had a significant impact on society. They have changed the way that people consume news and entertainment. They have also played a role in shaping popular culture. Television shows have been used to promote social and political change, and they have also been used to spread hatred and propaganda.

Longest Running Television Shows

Here are the top ten longest running television series of all time:

  • Meet the Press - 75 years, 70 seasons, NBC

  • CBS Evening News - 73 years, 72 seasons, CBS

  • Music and the Spoken Word - 71 years, 69 seasons, Syndicated

  • Hallmark Hall of Fame - 70 years, 69 seasons, NBC

  • The Victory Hour - 70 years, 33 seasons, WTVR/WWBT

  • Today - 70 years, 69 seasons, NBC

  • Law & Order - 20 years, 20 seasons, NBC

  • Grey's Anatomy - 19 years, 19 seasons, ABC

  • Family Guy - 23 years, 21 seasons, FOX

  • Lassie - 19 years, 588 episodes, CBS

  • NCIS - 21 years, 21 seasons, CBS

  • South Park - 25 years, 25 seasons, Comedy Central

  • Supernatural - 15 years, 15 seasons, CW

  • The Simpsons - 34 years, 34 seasons, FOX

  • The Big Bang Theory - 12 years, 12 seasons, CBS

  • Modern Family - 11 years, 11 seasons, ABC

  • Criminal Minds - 15 years, 15 seasons, CBS

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 15 years, 15 seasons, CBS

  • King of the Hill - 13 years, 13 seasons, FOX

  • How I Met Your Mother - 9 years, 9 seasons, CBS

General:

H2
H3
H4
3 columns
2 columns
1 column
Join the conversation now
Ecency