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.

About This Genre
All Access
All Access
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Talk
The Talk
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The View
The View
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
UnSung
UnSung
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
E:60
E:60
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Chew
The Chew
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
Charlie Rose
Jerry Springer
Airplane Repo
Conan
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Feherty
Maury
Salvage Dawgs
Undeniable with Joe Buck
Talking Dead
Bellator MMA Live
Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian
The Whitest Kids U Know
The Chris Gethard Show
PBS Newshour
The Graham Norton Show
The Doctors
The Real
Kocktails with Khloe
Graveyard Carz
Lift Every Voice
Big Brother After Dark
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Larrymania
That Metal Show
Urban Tarzan
The Live Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Ricki Lake
NBC TODAY Show
The 700 Club
TMZ Live
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
T.D. Jakes
Fishcenter Live
Container Wars
The Big Gay Sketch Show
The Robert Irvine Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Chelsea
Anderson Cooper 360
Rachael Ray
First Take
Color TV
Dev
The Soup
All In With Chris Hayes
Squawk Box
Inside the Actors Studio
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Kids In The Hall
A Football Life
Fashion Police
Behind the Scenes
Fox Sports Live
GMA Live!
The Five
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
The Aftermath
The Writers' Room
Wild 'N On Tour
That's What He Said
Tavis Smiley
Dennis Miller Live
Brilliant Ideas
Long Way Up
Just Josh
Upright Citizens Brigade
Nancy Grace
The Jonathan Ross Show
Dish Nation
Clean Break
Tyra Banks Show
Sports Dads
Milton Berle Show
GimmeMo' with Monique Coleman
Ladylike
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