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
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
All Access
All Access
A Football Life
A Football Life
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Talk
The Talk
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The View
The View
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Chew
The Chew
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Undeniable with Joe Buck
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
LazyTown
LazyTown
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Maury
Watch What Happens: Live
At the Movies
Love Connection
The Real
The Wendy Williams Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Larrymania
Jerry Springer
Talking Dead
Salvage Dawgs
Orange County Choppers
The Mind of a Chef
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Doctors
Feherty
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Tattoo Nightmares
Urban Tarzan
Container Wars
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
The 700 Club
The Dr. Oz Show
The Robert Irvine Show
Harry
Bellator MMA Live
All In With Chris Hayes
The Big Interview
First Take
VICE News
Dennis Miller Live
The Huckabee Show
Rachael Ray
The Jonathan Ross Show
Fox Sports Live
Larry King Now
The Kids In The Hall
After the Thrones
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
The Ricki Lake Show
NBC TODAY Show
TMZ Live
Fight Night
L.A. Hair
Color TV
The Key of David
GMA Live!
Saturday College Football
T.D. Jakes
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Squawk Box
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Anderson Cooper 360
The Chris Gethard Show
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons
The Graham Norton Show
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Writers' Room
UnSung
TEDTalks
Long Way Up
Just Josh
Upright Citizens Brigade
The Morning After
Clean Break
Graveyard Carz
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
Milton Berle Show
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
Later with Jools Holland
The Marilyn Denis Show
Hannity
College GameDay
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Late Show with David Letterman
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
IndyCar Chronicles
Behind the Scenes
PBS Newshour