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
A Football Life
A Football Life
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
All Access
All Access
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The View
The View
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
UnSung
UnSung
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Chew
The Chew
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Real
The Real
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
After the Thrones
After the Thrones
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Conan
Conan
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Maury
MANswers
Salvage Dawgs
L.A. Hair
Undeniable with Joe Buck
The Doctors
First Take
The Talk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Container Wars
The Big Interview
LazyTown
The Huckabee Show
Color TV
The Steve Wilkos Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Love Connection
Airplane Repo
That Metal Show
The Mind of a Chef
Graveyard Carz
The Whitest Kids U Know
Lift Every Voice
Feherty
Fishcenter Live
The Golf Fix
Kocktails with Khloe
Orange County Choppers
Second Opinion
Comedy Central Roast
T.D. Jakes
NBC TODAY Show
Larrymania
The 700 Club
College GameDay
The Wendy Williams Show
TEDTalks
Fox Sports Live
Live! with Kelly
Anderson Cooper 360
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Dick Cavett Show
The Kids In The Hall
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Harry
Inside the Actors Studio
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Ricki Lake
Behind the Scenes
Rachael Ray
At the Movies
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
Dennis Miller Live
VICE News
The Writers' Room
Long Way Up
All In With Chris Hayes
Just Josh
106 and Park
Upright Citizens Brigade
The Morning After
The Jonathan Ross Show
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Milton Berle Show
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
Larry King Now
Talking Dead
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Key of David
GMA Live!
TMZ Live
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
IndyCar Chronicles
PBS Newshour
Tavis Smiley
E:60
Watch What Happens: Live
Dish Nation
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon