Talk & Interview TV Shows

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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
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Talk
The Talk
The View
The View
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Real
The Real
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
UnSung
UnSung
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Maury
Maury
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
The Chew
The Chew
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
A Football Life
A Football Life
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Five
The Five
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
106 and Park
106 and Park
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Doctors
The Doctors
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Knife Fight
Knife Fight
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Threesome
Threesome
At the Movies
At the Movies
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Soup
The Soup
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Pac-12 Football Weekly
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Color TV
Color TV
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
MANswers
MANswers
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Smosh
Smosh
Red Eye
Red Eye
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Electric Playground
The Electric Playground
LazyTown
LazyTown
Feherty
Feherty
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
The Jay Leno Show
The Jay Leno Show
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
VICE News
VICE News
Katie
Katie
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Container Wars
Container Wars
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
The Steve Harvey Project
The Steve Harvey Project
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair