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
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Talk
The Talk
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
UnSung
UnSung
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The View
The View
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
All Access
All Access
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Chew
The Chew
Conan
Conan
Maury
Maury
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Love Connection
Love Connection
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Feherty
Feherty
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
StarTalk
StarTalk
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
The Real
The Real
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
First Take
First Take
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Color TV
Color TV
MichaeLA
MichaeLA
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Just Josh
Just Josh
The Jonathan Ross Show
The Jonathan Ross Show
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Fast Money
Fast Money
The Robert Irvine Show
The Robert Irvine Show
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Harry
Harry
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Larrymania
Larrymania
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
The Aftermath
The Aftermath
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
That's What He Said
That's What He Said
Dennis Miller Live
Dennis Miller Live
Brilliant Ideas
Brilliant Ideas
Long Way Up
Long Way Up
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Threesome (2011)
Threesome (2011)
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Clean Break
Clean Break
Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Banks Show
Sports Dads
Sports Dads
Milton Berle Show
Milton Berle Show
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
The Kids In The Hall
The Kids In The Hall
Ladylike
Ladylike