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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Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Talk
The Talk
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
Houston Beauty
Houston Beauty
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
GMA Day
GMA Day
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The View
The View
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Deadliest Catch: The Bait
Deadliest Catch: The Bait
Conan
Conan
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
All Access
All Access
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Maury
Maury
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
Splash
Splash
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Container Wars
Container Wars
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
Nightly Pop
Nightly Pop
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
MANswers
MANswers
Dr. Keith Ablow Show
Dr. Keith Ablow Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Doctors
The Doctors
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Brian Williams: An Interview with Edward Snowden
Brian Williams: An Interview with Edward Snowden
Busy Tonight
Busy Tonight
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Point Taken
Point Taken
Savage U
Savage U
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
First Take
First Take
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
The Real
The Real
UnSung
UnSung
Diamond Divers
Diamond Divers
Feherty
Feherty
Tom Green Live
Tom Green Live
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Color TV
Color TV
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
E:60
E:60
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Chelsea
Chelsea
106 and Park
106 and Park
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Inside Politics
Inside Politics
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Today's Take
Today's Take
Dev
Dev
Squawk Box
Squawk Box
The Mo'Nique Show
The Mo'Nique Show