Talk & Interview TV Shows


About Talk & Interview

In its most basic sense, a TV talk show involves a host who interviews a series of guests. The talk show is one of the oldest of TV genres, and some of today's talk shows still resemble the talk shows of TV's early days. Over the decades, however, the talk-show genre has splintered and evolved along several different tracks, so that now there are several distinct varieties of talk show.

"The Tonight Show" on NBC has aired continuously since 1954, making it the longest-running talk show on TV. "The Tonight Show" is responsible for developing the format of the late-night talk show, which typically includes an opening monologue, interviews, musical performances and comedy skits. This format is still followed by most late-night talk shows, including those hosted by David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

Early-morning talk shows are typically more news-oriented, although they traditionally also include interviews, musical performances and lifestyle features; "Today" and "Good Morning, America" are popular examples of this subgenre. Talk shows that air later in the day are less likely to delve into news or current events, instead focusing on celebrity interviews, lifestyle features and self-help topics; Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres have hosted immensely popular examples of this subgenre.

Politically-oriented talk shows on cable news networks - and on Sunday morning on broadcast networks - usually stay away from entertainment and lifestyle topics and stick to serious matters. Politically-oriented comedy talk shows, like "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report," however, bridge the gap between entertainment and political talk.

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Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Talk
The Talk
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
All Access
All Access
The View
The View
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
A Football Life
A Football Life
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Conan
Conan
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
NBC TODAY Show
Jerry Springer
The Steve Wilkos Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
That Metal Show
The Chris Gethard Show
L.A. Hair
Undeniable with Joe Buck
The Doctors
MANswers
Bellator MMA Live
Kocktails with Khloe
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Larrymania
The Real
T.D. Jakes
ACC Championship Game
Container Wars
PBS Newshour
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Maury
The Chew
The Wendy Williams Show
First Take
The 700 Club
UnSung
Live! with Kelly
All In With Chris Hayes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Dr. Oz Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
Clean Break
Larry King Now
Anderson Cooper 360
Color TV
King of the Cage
Rachael Ray
TMZ Live
Ricki Lake
Inside the Actors Studio
E:60
106 and Park
Tyra Banks Show
Later with Jools Holland
Squawk Box
Fashion Police
The Dan Patrick Show
The Aftermath
The Writers' Room
Fantasy Football Now
That's What He Said
Dennis Miller Live
Long Way Up
Last Call with Carson Daly
Just Josh
Upright Citizens Brigade
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
History of the Eagles
Milton Berle Show
Dev
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Kids In The Hall
After the Thrones
GMA Live!
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Praise the Lord
The Five
Good Morning Football
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Dish Nation
Fox Sports Live
TeenNick Top 10
The Marilyn Denis Show
John Gray World