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.

The Real
The Real
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
The View
The View
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Revenge Body with Khlo
Revenge Body with Khlo
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Conan
Conan
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Talk
The Talk
MANswers
MANswers
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
LazyTown
LazyTown
Larrymania
Larrymania
Maury
Maury
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Upright Citizens Brigade
Upright Citizens Brigade
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
UnSung
UnSung
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Love Connection
Love Connection
Inside College Football
Inside College Football
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Container Wars
Container Wars
Deep Fried Masters
Deep Fried Masters
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Tattoo Rescue
Tattoo Rescue
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
First Take
First Take
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Color TV
Color TV
The Doctors
The Doctors
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
All Access
All Access
Chelsea
Chelsea
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Diamond Divers
Diamond Divers
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Last Call Food Brawl
Last Call Food Brawl
Swamp Hunters
Swamp Hunters
Failosophy
Failosophy
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
TODAY Third Hour
TODAY Third Hour
At the Movies
At the Movies
Good Morning Football
Good Morning Football
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
College GameDay
College GameDay
E:60
E:60
GMA Day
GMA Day
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Squawk Box
Squawk Box
106 and Park
106 and Park
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Pass Time
Pass Time
Un Nuevo Día
Un Nuevo Día
kennedy
kennedy
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
The Live Show
The Live Show
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down