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
UnSung
UnSung
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Talk
The Talk
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The View
The View
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Chew
The Chew
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
Conan
Conan
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Maury
Maury
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
The Doctors
The Doctors
Salvage Dawgs
Salvage Dawgs
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Feherty
Feherty
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
All Access
All Access
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Whitest Kids U Know
Container Wars
Container Wars
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Guy Code vs. Girl Code
Talking Dead
Talking Dead
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
The Real
The Real
StarTalk
StarTalk
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Fishcenter Live
Fishcenter Live
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
First Take
First Take
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
MichaeLA
MichaeLA
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The 700 Club
The 700 Club
Fast Money
Fast Money
Ricki Lake
Ricki Lake
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The Robert Irvine Show
The Robert Irvine Show
Harry
Harry
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Color TV
Color TV
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray
Award Season
Award Season
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Hannity
Hannity
The Kids In The Hall
The Kids In The Hall
The Key of David
The Key of David
Un Nuevo Día
Un Nuevo Día
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Talking Dead: Fear Edition
Talking Dead: Fear Edition
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Tyra Banks Show
Tyra Banks Show
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Katie
Katie
John Gray World
John Gray World
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Comedy Club
Comedy Club
The Soup
The Soup
College Basketball on ESPN
College Basketball on ESPN
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Pass Time
Pass Time
Today's Take
Today's Take
Attack Of The Show
Attack Of The Show
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
MANswers
MANswers
Anderson
Anderson