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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Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Conan
Conan
The View
The View
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Five
The Five
The Talk
The Talk
UnSung
UnSung
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
The Chew
The Chew
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Maury
Maury
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Real
The Real
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
A Football Life
A Football Life
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Soup
The Soup
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Top 100 Players of 2013
The Top 100 Players of 2013
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Larrymania
Larrymania
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
MANswers
MANswers
Feherty
Feherty
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Threesome
Threesome
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
The Live Show
The Live Show
LazyTown
LazyTown
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
Red Eye
Red Eye
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
Katie
Katie
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Live From the Red Carpet
Live From the Red Carpet
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
On Cinema
On Cinema
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Song by Song
Song by Song
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Smosh
Smosh
Live From E!
Live From E!
Fashion Queens
Fashion Queens
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
College Basketball on ESPN
College Basketball on ESPN