Air-time legends: the longest-running TV series ever

Over a decade after going off the air, the original 'Law & Order' is returning to NBC for its 21st season

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29/09/21 | StarsInsider

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Big news arrived for 'Law & Order' fans on September 28, as NBC announced that the original series will be revived for a 21st season at the Peacock network. The announcement comes 11 years after the police procedural, which first premiered in 1990, went off the air.

The creator of the series, D i c k Wolf, said in a statement, "There are very few things in life that are literally dreams come true. This is mine." As per the announcement, the reboot will pick up where the show left off in 2010, with a closer look at "the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders." No word yet on which of the original cast members will return. 

Even though the show will span an incredible 21 seasons, it's not the only series out there that has been on the air for an impressively long time. Click through this gallery to see the world's longest-running TV shows.


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