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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The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Talk
The Talk
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The View
The View
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
A Football Life
A Football Life
All Access
All Access
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Conan
Conan
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
UnSung
UnSung
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Jerry Springer
Watch What Happens: Live
Larrymania
The Chris Gethard Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Hit The Floor
Maury
That Metal Show
Container Wars
Undeniable with Joe Buck
MANswers
StarTalk
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
The Doctors
T.D. Jakes
Charlie Rose
The Real
ACC Championship Game
Bellator MMA Live
Salvage Dawgs
L.A. Hair
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Love Connection
First Take
The 700 Club
The Wendy Williams Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Chew
Color TV
Rachael Ray
All In With Chris Hayes
Ricki Lake
Pac-12 College Football
The Jonathan Ross Show
Larry King Now
Anderson Cooper 360
Flea Market Flip
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Tyra Banks Show
The Marilyn Denis Show
TMZ Live
Live! with Kelly
VICE News
Inside the Actors Studio
Tavis Smiley
Top 25 College Football Games
The Huckabee Show
Apollo Live
106 and Park
Dev
Un Nuevo Día
The Five
The Robert Irvine Show
The Aftermath
Harry
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Writers' Room
That's What He Said
Dennis Miller Live
E:60
Long Way Up
Just Josh
Upright Citizens Brigade
Nancy Grace
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Clean Break
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
History of the Eagles
Milton Berle Show
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
John Gray World
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Kids In The Hall
After the Thrones
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Praise the Lord
Fashion Police
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed