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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UnSung
UnSung
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Chew
The Chew
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Talk
The Talk
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
All Access
All Access
The View
The View
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Feherty
Feherty
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
A Football Life
A Football Life
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
After the Thrones
After the Thrones
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Conan
Conan
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
LazyTown
LazyTown
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Maury
Maury
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
First Take
First Take
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
The Real
The Real
MANswers
MANswers
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Hannity
Hannity
FABLife
FABLife
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Urban Tarzan
Urban Tarzan
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Larrymania
Larrymania
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Meredith Vieira Show
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Katie
Katie
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
SportsNation
SportsNation
Color TV
Color TV
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Dev
Dev
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
The Key of David
The Key of David
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Doctors
The Doctors
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
ESPN FC
ESPN FC
Bethenny
Bethenny
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
X-Play
X-Play
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley