It turns out that the well-known “Santa Barbara” TV series is not the longest in history at all. The American The Guiding Light, which premiered on the radio in 1937, is firmly in the first place in the list of serials in this category. It generally had more than: 15,000 episodes.
In this article, we have singled out the serials with the most episodes in the world.
5. The Young and the Restless, 1973 to the present day
The Young and the Restless were created by William J. Ֆ Lee Philip Bellamy. This American multi-part series was first shown in March 1973, appearing on various channels in many countries around the world. The series takes place in the fictional city of Genoa, Wisconsin. The story is originally built around the two main families of Genoa City: Brooks and Foster. Later the heroes became more numerous, the interpersonal և inter-family relations became more diverse.
The series was originally broadcast 5 times a week with 30-minute episodes. And since 1980 the duration of the episodes has doubled. The Young and the Restless is the highest rated daytime drama on American television.
4. All My Children / Все мои дети, 1970 – 2011
The series, created by Agnes Nixon and aired in 1970, takes place in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. As planned, the series was to address all the acute social problems of modern society, such as the Vietnam War. And the main role played by Erica Kane was played by actress Susan Lucci, whose character is considered the most famous hero in the history of television. The plot is built around the life of Erica Kane’s family. By the way, in one of the episodes of 1973, the main heroine Erika decides to terminate the pregnancy. This was the first time such an episode had been shown on television. In addition, the series “All My Children” was one of the first to talk about plastic surgery and its psychological consequences.