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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.

About This Genre
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Talk
The Talk
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
UnSung
UnSung
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Conan
Conan
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Chew
The Chew
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Doctors
Maury
Love Connection
The Graham Norton Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Dr. Oz Show
All Access
The Chris Gethard Show
Airplane Repo
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
PBS Newshour
StarTalk
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Tavis Smiley
Feherty
The Real
The View
Salvage Dawgs
Tattoo Nightmares
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Fishcenter Live
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The 700 Club
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Big Interview
Container Wars
That Metal Show
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
E:60
Fast Money
T.D. Jakes
Harry
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Ricki Lake
A Football Life
Color TV
The Ricki Lake Show
NBC TODAY Show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
First Take
Wild 'N On Tour
Rachael Ray
Upright Citizens Brigade
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
Milton Berle Show
The Kids In The Hall
Ladylike
Mollie B Polka Party
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Hannity
Late Show with David Letterman
TMZ Live
Anderson Cooper 360
Un Nuevo Día
Bellator MMA Live
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
VICE News
The Robert Irvine Show
The Aftermath
The Writers' Room
Inside the Actors Studio
MANswers
That's What He Said
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Dennis Miller Live
Pac-12 College Football
Brilliant Ideas
Long Way Up
All In With Chris Hayes
Just Josh
Award Season
Pyramid
Threesome (2011)
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Jonathan Ross Show
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman