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
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Doctors
The Doctors
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Talk
The Talk
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Houston Beauty
Houston Beauty
Love Connection
Love Connection
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
GMA Day
GMA Day
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View
The View
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
Conan
Conan
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
Deadliest Catch: The Bait
Deadliest Catch: The Bait
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Deep Fried Masters
Deep Fried Masters
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Last Stream on the Left
Last Stream on the Left
Maury
Maury
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Container Wars
Container Wars
Ladylike
Ladylike
Splash
Splash
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Busy Tonight
Busy Tonight
Lift Every Voice
Lift Every Voice
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
The Chew
The Chew
Savage U
Savage U
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Feherty
Feherty
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle
Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?
Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
A YoungArts Masterclass
A YoungArts Masterclass
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Book View Now
Book View Now
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Food Court Wars
Food Court Wars
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
First Take
First Take
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
The Writers' Room
The Writers' Room
NG Live
NG Live
Traci from Nightcap
Traci from Nightcap
My Friends Call Me Johnny
My Friends Call Me Johnny
Dinner for Five
Dinner for Five
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
The Feed
The Feed
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
The Real
The Real
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Fishtank Kings
Fishtank Kings
Pants Off
Pants Off
The Racket
The Racket
The Lylas
The Lylas
Swamp Hunters
Swamp Hunters
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
UnSung
UnSung
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
All Access
All Access
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Color TV
Color TV