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
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
A Football Life
A Football Life
UnSung
UnSung
The Talk
The Talk
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The View
The View
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Chew
The Chew
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Larrymania
Larrymania
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
LazyTown
LazyTown
Maury
Maury
MANswers
MANswers
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Conan
Conan
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Real
The Real
Feherty
Feherty
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Harry
Harry
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
After the Thrones
After the Thrones
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Urban Tarzan
Urban Tarzan
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
SEC Now
SEC Now
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Hannity
Hannity
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
First Take
First Take
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
FABLife
FABLife
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Fantasy Football Live
Fantasy Football Live
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Color TV
Color TV
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
All Access
All Access
Amber Rose Show
Amber Rose Show
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Katie
Katie
College Football on CBS
College Football on CBS
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Key of David
The Key of David
Squawk Box
Squawk Box
NFL Fantasy Live
NFL Fantasy Live