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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Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The View
The View
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Failosophy
Failosophy
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
UnSung
UnSung
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Real
The Real
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Why It Crackles
Why It Crackles
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Diamond Divers
Diamond Divers
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
MANswers
MANswers
Maury
Maury
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Conan
Conan
The Chew
The Chew
The Talk
The Talk
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Five
The Five
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
A Football Life
A Football Life
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
SEC Now
SEC Now
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Soup
The Soup
Threesome
Threesome
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Larrymania
Larrymania
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Feherty
Feherty
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
First Take
First Take
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Doctors
The Doctors
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Fashion Queens
Fashion Queens
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
The Jay Leno Show
The Jay Leno Show
LazyTown
LazyTown
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao
Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Steve Harvey Project
The Steve Harvey Project
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
The Live Show
The Live Show
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
All Access
All Access
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
Live From E!
Live From E!
Red Eye
Red Eye
YH Buzz Meter
YH Buzz Meter
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Banks Show
UFC on FX
UFC on FX
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz