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
UnSung
UnSung
Conan
Conan
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
The View
The View
Maury
Maury
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
The Talk
The Talk
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
The Five
The Five
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
The Chew
The Chew
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Threesome
Threesome
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
VICE News
VICE News
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
A Football Life
A Football Life
Red Eye
Red Eye
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Savage U
Savage U
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Katie
Katie
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Feherty
Feherty
MANswers
MANswers
The Soup
The Soup
The Live Show
The Live Show
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Why It Crackles
Why It Crackles
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Live From the Red Carpet
Live From the Red Carpet
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Diggers
Diggers
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
Color TV
Color TV
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Fight Night
Fight Night
Fishtank Kings
Fishtank Kings
Bubba-Q
Bubba-Q
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Splash
Splash
Friday Night Fights
Friday Night Fights
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
LazyTown
LazyTown
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting