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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Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
All Access
All Access
The Talk
The Talk
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The View
The View
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
UnSung
UnSung
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Conan
Conan
The Chew
The Chew
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Maury
Maury
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Watch What Happens: Live
The Doctors
Graveyard Carz
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Bellator MMA Live
Charlie Rose
Kocktails with Khloe
Feherty
The Graham Norton Show
Lift Every Voice
The Real
Airplane Repo
The Live Show
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Talking Dead
Salvage Dawgs
Big Brother After Dark
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NBC TODAY Show
PBS Newshour
Urban Tarzan
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Wendy Williams Show
Rachael Ray
The 700 Club
Larrymania
The Dr. Oz Show
The Chris Gethard Show
That Metal Show
Fishcenter Live
Orange County Choppers
The Wanted Life
Alaska Fish Wars
The Big Gay Sketch Show
Ricki Lake
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Robert Irvine Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
First Take
E:60
T.D. Jakes
Color TV
A Football Life
Ladylike
Squawk Box
Un Nuevo Día
Anderson Cooper 360
All In With Chris Hayes
Nancy Grace
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Chelsea
Dish Nation
Tyra Banks Show
Fox Sports Live
Dev
TeenNick Top 10
GMA Live!
TMZ Live
Inside the Actors Studio
VH1 Live!
The Soup
VICE News
Good Morning Football
The Aftermath
The Writers' Room
Behind the Scenes
That's What He Said
Dennis Miller Live
Brilliant Ideas
Long Way Up
Just Josh
106 and Park
Upright Citizens Brigade
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Jonathan Ross Show
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Milton Berle Show