The best '90s talk shows came in all shapes and sizes and played in vastly different arenas of subject matter. Some of the best 1990s talk shows were late-night sensations, while others gave everyone that was home during the day something to watch. This list of the best talk shows of the '90s has been voted on a ranked by your votes.
What are some the series TV fans can expect to find on this best 1990s talk shows list? Though The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted in 1986, Winfrey truly became the queen of talk in the 1990s. The show received 47 Emmy Awards and helped to make history, when future talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, came out as a lesbian during a 1997 appearance. The View was another popular talk show that aired in the '90s. The Daily Show premiered with its original host, Craig Kilborn in 1996, but the show really hit its stride when Jon Stewart took over in 1999. Some other great series that are featured on this list include Entertainment Tonight, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The O'Reilly Factor.
What are the best '90s talk shows? Did the shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 1990s talk shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the talk shows of the '90s you loved to watch rank.
Premiered: October 1, 1962The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For... more
Premiered: September 13, 1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity... more
Premiered: September 16, 1991The Jenny Jones Show was an American syndicated daytime tabloid talk show that was hosted by comedian/actress/singer Jenny Jones. It was produced by Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment and... more
Premiered: September 13, 1993Ricki Lake is a daytime tabloid talk show hosted by American actress Ricki Lake. The series debuted in syndication on September 13, 1993 and ended first-run episodes on May 21, 2004, though the... more
Premiered: August 30, 1993Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. Late Show with David Letterman first aired in August 1993 with host David Letterman, who previously hosted Late Night with... more
Premiered: June 6, 197820/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes in... more
Premiered: January 3, 1989The Arsenio Hall Show is an American late-night talk show created and hosted by Arsenio Hall. There are two separate programs that have been titled The Arsenio Hall Show, both airing in syndication.... more
Premiered: September 9, 1991Maury is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich. When the series first aired in 1991, the show was called The Maury Povich Show and was produced by MoPo Productions in... more
Premiered: September 30, 1991The Jerry Springer Show, also known as Jerry Springer, or just Springer, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. It is recorded at the Stamford... more
Premiered: June 12, 1994Inside the Actors Studio is an American television show on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. It is produced and directed by Jeff Wurtz; the executive producer is James... more
Premiered: September 8, 1986The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah... more
Premiered: July 22, 1996The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news... more
Premiered: January 7, 1991Talk Soup was a television show produced for cable network E! that debuted on January 7, 1991, and aired until August 2002. Talk Soup aired selected clips of the previous day's daily talk... more
Premiered: May 25, 1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending... more
Premiered: September 14, 1981Entertainment Tonight, is a daily tabloid entertainment television news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States, in Canada on Global, and in many countries... more
Premiered: April 15, 1994Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American animated parody talk show, hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. Though the original 1960s series aired as a standard... more
Premiered: June 12, 1992The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from... more
Premiered: November 3, 1975Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach, and Ginger Zee. The... more
Premiered: January 9, 1995The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. It first aired in January 1995, with host Tom Snyder, followed by Craig Kilborn, Craig Ferguson and James Corden.... more
Premiered: April 12, 1999The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn is a comedy TV program.... more
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Premiered: September 5, 1994Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted on September 5, 1994 in syndication. It was initially produced at Victory Studios in Glendale,... more
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Premiered: November 6, 1947Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program that is broadcast on NBC. It is the longest-running program in American television history, though its current format bears... more
Premiered: January 14, 1952Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and is the... more