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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UnSung
UnSung
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The View
The View
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Larrymania
Larrymania
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Conan
Conan
The Chew
The Chew
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
First Take
First Take
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Five
The Five
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Real
The Real
Knife Fight
Knife Fight
Maury
Maury
The Soup
The Soup
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
MANswers
MANswers
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Doctors
The Doctors
Feherty
Feherty
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
The Talk
The Talk
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Failosophy
Failosophy
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Threesome
Threesome
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
LazyTown
LazyTown
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Smosh
Smosh
VICE News
VICE News
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Diamond Divers
Diamond Divers
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Katie
Katie
Container Wars
Container Wars
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Live Show
The Live Show
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Early Show
The Early Show
X-Play
X-Play
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
The Electric Playground
The Electric Playground
UFC on Fuel TV
UFC on Fuel TV
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
Live From E!
Live From E!
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
StarTalk
StarTalk