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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Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
Live with Kelly & Michael
Live with Kelly & Michael
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Maury
Maury
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Talk
The Talk
UnSung
UnSung
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Chew
The Chew
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Real
The Real
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View
The View
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Conan
Conan
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
A Football Life
A Football Life
Threesome
Threesome
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Hannity
Hannity
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Feherty
Feherty
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
The Five
The Five
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
First Take
First Take
Katie
Katie
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Golf Fix
The Golf Fix
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
At the Movies
At the Movies
SEC Now
SEC Now
FABLife
FABLife
MANswers
MANswers
Larrymania
Larrymania
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
All Access
All Access
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Tom Sullivan Show
The Tom Sullivan Show
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Soup
The Soup
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
LazyTown
LazyTown
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Live Show
The Live Show
Tattoo Rescue
Tattoo Rescue
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The Early Show
The Early Show
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson