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 Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Talk
The Talk
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
UnSung
UnSung
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Chew
The Chew
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Conan
Conan
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
The Graham Norton Show
The View
Love Connection
Maury
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Wendy Williams Show
The Doctors
The Whitest Kids U Know
Last Call with Carson Daly
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Airplane Repo
The Dr. Oz Show
Feherty
PBS Newshour
StarTalk
All Access
The 700 Club
That Metal Show
The Big Interview
The Real
NBC TODAY Show
T.D. Jakes
Container Wars
The Big Gay Sketch Show
First Take
The Oprah Winfrey Show
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NBA Tonight
Mollie B Polka Party
Anderson Cooper 360
Rachael Ray
Fast Money
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Tavis Smiley
Kocktails with Khloe
Star Stories
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
E:60
Color TV
A Football Life
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Dick Cavett Show
Un Nuevo Día
kennedy
Inside the Actors Studio
Hannity
MichaeLA
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Squawk Box
Ricki Lake
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Award Season
Attack Of The Show
Harry
The Writers' Room
Wild 'N On Tour
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Upright Citizens Brigade
Dish Nation
ESPN FC
Sports Dads
Milton Berle Show
Larry King Now
John Gray World
Pac-12 College Football
Late Show with David Letterman
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Erin Burnett OutFront
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Live! with Kelly
The Robert Irvine Show
Tattoo Nightmares
The Aftermath
That's What He Said
Dennis Miller Live
Brilliant Ideas
Anderson
Imus at Night