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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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Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Talk
The Talk
Conan
Conan
The View
The View
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
UnSung
UnSung
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Maury
Maury
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
The Chew
The Chew
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
The Real
The Real
The Five
The Five
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Threesome
Threesome
The Doctors
The Doctors
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
At the Movies
At the Movies
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
Beyond Candid With Giuliana
Beyond Candid With Giuliana
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
106 and Park
106 and Park
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Soup
The Soup
The Live Show
The Live Show
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Why It Crackles
Why It Crackles
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Swamp Hunters
Swamp Hunters
VICE News
VICE News
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
All Access
All Access
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Sunday NFL Countdown
Sunday NFL Countdown
The Top 100 Players of 2013
The Top 100 Players of 2013
MANswers
MANswers
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Steve Harvey Project
The Steve Harvey Project
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Feherty
Feherty
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Fight Night
Fight Night
Smosh
Smosh
College Football on CBS
College Football on CBS