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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Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Tiny Tonight
Tiny Tonight
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Chew
The Chew
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
UnSung
UnSung
The View
The View
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Maury
Maury
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Real
The Real
Live with Kelly & Michael
Live with Kelly & Michael
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
A Football Life
A Football Life
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
The Talk
The Talk
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
First Take
First Take
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
At the Movies
At the Movies
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Threesome
Threesome
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Hannity
Hannity
Larrymania
Larrymania
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Conan
Conan
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Doctors
The Doctors
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
FABLife
FABLife
The Live Show
The Live Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Live From the Red Carpet
Live From the Red Carpet
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
VICE News
VICE News
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
MANswers
MANswers
The Kids In The Hall
The Kids In The Hall
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The Key of David
The Key of David
Hannity & Colmes
Hannity & Colmes
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Katie
Katie
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
The Soup
The Soup
Feherty
Feherty
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
Urban Tarzan
Urban Tarzan
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Banks Show
The Five
The Five
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
106 and Park
106 and Park
Lift Every Voice
Lift Every Voice
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show