Talk & Interview TV Shows

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.

Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Maury
Maury
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Friday Night In with The Morgans
Friday Night In with The Morgans
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Talk
The Talk
E:60
E:60
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
UnSung
UnSung
The View
The View
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Revenge Body with Khlo
Revenge Body with Khlo
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
MANswers
MANswers
A Football Life
A Football Life
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Conan
Conan
Container Wars
Container Wars
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
LazyTown
LazyTown
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Soup
The Soup
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Masked Singer: After the Mask
The Masked Singer: After the Mask
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
The Real
The Real
Ellen Degeneres:Relatable
Ellen Degeneres:Relatable
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Urban Tarzan
Urban Tarzan
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Swamp Hunters
Swamp Hunters
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Love Connection
Love Connection
Storage Wars: NY
Storage Wars: NY
Wisdom Teachings
Wisdom Teachings
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
TODAY Third Hour
TODAY Third Hour
Nightly Pop
Nightly Pop
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
E! News: Daily Pop
E! News: Daily Pop
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
All Access
All Access
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
The Writers' Room
The Writers' Room
The Doctors
The Doctors
Raising McCain
Raising McCain
Fox Business Network Live
Fox Business Network Live
Shatner's Raw Nerve
Shatner's Raw Nerve
The Marriage Project
The Marriage Project
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Kids In The Hall
The Kids In The Hall
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
Shine On with Reese
Shine On with Reese
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
First Take
First Take
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas
Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
Vice Live
Vice Live
Tom Green Live
Tom Green Live