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
UnSung
UnSung
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
The Talk
The Talk
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Chew
The Chew
The View
The View
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
A Football Life
A Football Life
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Maury
Maury
Feherty
Feherty
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Real
The Real
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
MANswers
MANswers
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Live with Kelly & Michael
Live with Kelly & Michael
Conan
Conan
106 and Park
106 and Park
In Performance at The White House
In Performance at The White House
The Nightlife
The Nightlife
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Hannity
Hannity
At the Movies
At the Movies
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Meredith Vieira Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Urban Tarzan
Urban Tarzan
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Lewis Black's Root of All Evil
Movies 101
Movies 101
The Electric Playground
The Electric Playground
LazyTown
LazyTown
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
First Take
First Take
The Doctors
The Doctors
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
FABLife
FABLife
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Larrymania
Larrymania
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
All Access
All Access
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
SEC Now
SEC Now
SportsNation
SportsNation
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Mo'Nique Show
The Mo'Nique Show
The Live Show
The Live Show
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Banks Show