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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Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
UnSung
UnSung
All Access
All Access
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Talk
The Talk
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Love Connection
Love Connection
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Chew
The Chew
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The View
The View
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Conan
Conan
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
MANswers
MANswers
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
E:60
E:60
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
StarTalk
StarTalk
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
The Doctors
The Doctors
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Maury
Maury
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Feherty
Feherty
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Real
The Real
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Storage Wars: NY
Storage Wars: NY
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
First Take
First Take
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Color TV
Color TV
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
The Kids In The Hall
The Kids In The Hall
Squawk Box
Squawk Box
The Robert Irvine Show
The Robert Irvine Show
LazyTown
LazyTown
Hannity
Hannity
John Gray World
John Gray World
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Pass Time
Pass Time
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
106 and Park
106 and Park
Fast Money
Fast Money
The Five
The Five
Attack Of The Show
Attack Of The Show
Inside Politics
Inside Politics
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
The Marilyn Denis Show
The Marilyn Denis Show
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
BCS Countdown Show
BCS Countdown Show