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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The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
GMA Day
GMA Day
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View
The View
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Talk
The Talk
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Conan
Conan
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Love Connection
Love Connection
Maury
Maury
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Real
The Real
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
UnSung
UnSung
Deep Fried Masters
Deep Fried Masters
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Larrymania
Larrymania
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
The Doctors
The Doctors
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
First Take
First Take
Color TV
Color TV
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Houston Beauty
Houston Beauty
Pants Off
Pants Off
A YoungArts Masterclass
A YoungArts Masterclass
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
College GameDay
College GameDay
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Song by Song
Song by Song
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Monday Night Countdown
Monday Night Countdown
NFL GameDay Prime
NFL GameDay Prime
Katie
Katie
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Erin Burnett OutFront
Erin Burnett OutFront
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Anderson
Anderson
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Key of David
The Key of David
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
X-Play
X-Play
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Fast Money
Fast Money
Kandi Koated Nights
Kandi Koated Nights
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
MANswers
MANswers
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
The Chew
The Chew
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Live Show
The Live Show
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Un Nuevo Día
Un Nuevo Día
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Good Morning Football
Good Morning Football
Blue Collar TV
Blue Collar TV
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