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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Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
GMA Day
GMA Day
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Talk
The Talk
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The View
The View
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
All Access
All Access
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Houston Beauty
Houston Beauty
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Conan
Conan
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
MANswers
MANswers
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
E:60
E:60
Ladylike
Ladylike
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Maury
Maury
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Busy Tonight
Busy Tonight
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
Road to the College Football Playoff
Road to the College Football Playoff
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson
The Conversation
The Conversation
Dennis Miller Live
Dennis Miller Live
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
First Take
First Take
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Shatner's Raw Nerve
Shatner's Raw Nerve
Because of an Earlier Incident
Because of an Earlier Incident
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
UnSung
UnSung
The Real
The Real
A Football Life
A Football Life
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Breaking Magic
Breaking Magic
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Larrymania
Larrymania
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Color TV
Color TV
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Squawk Box
Squawk Box
VICE News
VICE News
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Song by Song
Song by Song
College GameDay
College GameDay
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Key of David
The Key of David
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Pass Time
Pass Time
The Dan Patrick Show
The Dan Patrick Show
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour