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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.

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Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The View
The View
The Chew
The Chew
UnSung
UnSung
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Talk
The Talk
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Feherty
Feherty
Conan
Conan
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Love Connection
Love Connection
Song by Song
Song by Song
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
Maury
Maury
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
All Access
All Access
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Dennis Miller Live
Dennis Miller Live
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
E:60
E:60
First Take
First Take
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
A Football Life
A Football Life
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Erin Burnett OutFront
Erin Burnett OutFront
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Color TV
Color TV
The Real
The Real
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour
106 and Park
106 and Park
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
The Five
The Five
MANswers
MANswers
Katie
Katie
The Key of David
The Key of David
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
Ladylike
Ladylike
Larrymania
Larrymania
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Pass Time
Pass Time
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Larry King Live
Larry King Live
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
The Robert Irvine Show
The Robert Irvine Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno