Talk & Interview TV Shows

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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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Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Conan
Conan
UnSung
UnSung
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Talk
The Talk
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The View
The View
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Maury
Maury
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Chew
The Chew
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Larrymania
Larrymania
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
The Five
The Five
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
106 and Park
106 and Park
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Why It Crackles
Why It Crackles
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Threesome
Threesome
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Doctors
The Doctors
Red Eye
Red Eye
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
MMA Uncensored Live
MMA Uncensored Live
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Electric Playground
The Electric Playground
Savage U
Savage U
The Soup
The Soup
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
MANswers
MANswers
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
VICE News
VICE News
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Feherty
Feherty
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Diggers
Diggers
Maltin on Movies
Maltin on Movies
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Katie
Katie
LazyTown
LazyTown
HitFix
HitFix
Live From the Artists Den
Live From the Artists Den
Splash
Splash
Spoilers with Kevin Smith
Spoilers with Kevin Smith
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Swamp Hunters
Swamp Hunters
Smosh
Smosh
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
Fight Night
Fight Night
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
Bubba-Q
Bubba-Q
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Bethenny
Bethenny
Fishtank Kings
Fishtank Kings
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
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NFL Preseason Whiparound Coverage