18 December 2012 9:03 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

They should all be dead by now.

None of the following shows were expected to survive this long. But these TV hits have defied the odds and still trounce rivals despite having passed the usual age of retirement. Below are 10 prime time and late-night shows across several genres that chase the young hipsters off their lawns. Plus we reveal how long each show is expected to continue.

Let’s start with the newest title on the list and work our way up to the oldest (and no, they’re not all on CBS, but the first three are).

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- James Hibberd

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