2000s TV The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s  

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Talk shows have been a television staple for decades, and these are the best 2000s talk shows, ranked by fans. Some of these talk shows aired in late-night, while others are daytime mainstays. A few of the best talk shows of the 2000s even went on to break the mold and become true cultural phenomenons.

What series will you find on this best 2000s talk shows list? The 2000s saw the rise of the Jimmys, Jimmy Fallon with Late Night and Jimmy Kimmel with Live!. Both men brought their own unique vision to the talk show landscape and they are now considered two of the best hosts in the business. Dr. Phil is another good talk show that aired in the 2000s.

Dancing became fun again when The Ellen DeGeneres Show premiered in 2003. Other great series featured on this top 00's talk show list include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The O'Reilly Factor.

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard Late 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, ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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The Tonight Show with Conan O'... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show that featured Conan O'Brien as host from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010 as part of NBC's long-running Tonight Show ...more

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Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter Late 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 ...more

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more

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The Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who was the third regular host of the Late Late Show franchise. It ...more

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show that aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show, which premiered on ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj The 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

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The Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Graham Norton Show The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. It was shown on BBC Two from February 2007 to May 2009 and has been on BBC One since October ...more

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Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Inside the Actors Studio James Lipton Inside 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

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall The 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 ...more

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
AshishAggarwal added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more

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Frontline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Frontline Will Lyman, Arun Rath, Sarah Childress Frontline is a public affairs television program that produces and broadcasts in-depth documentaries about various subjects. Produced at WGBH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts and distributed through ...more

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Entertainment Tonight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Entertainment Tonight Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Paris Hilton Entertainment 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 ...more

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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Today Show Ann Curry, Anita Colby Today 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 ...more

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Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is syndicated on PBS and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose ...more

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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Dr. Phil Jay McGraw Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in ...more

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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Doctors The Doctors is an American syndicated talk show airing daily in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. It debuted on September 8, 2008. The hour-long daytime program ...more

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Last Call with Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Last Call with Carson Daly Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney Last Call with Carson Daly is an American late night television program hosted by Carson Daly and broadcast on NBC. Formerly a traditional talk show, the half-hour program consists of several ...more

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Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Face the Nation Howard K. Smith, Lesley Stahl, Martin Agronsky Face the Nation is an American Sunday morning political interview show that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Created by Frank Stanton in 1954, it is one of the longest-running news ...more

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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Good Morning America Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer Good 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. ...more

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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The Oprah Winfrey Show Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King The 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

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The O'Reilly Factor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The O'Reilly Factor Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams The O'Reilly Factor, originally titled The O'Reilly Report from 1996 to 1998 and often called The Factor, is an American television talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by political ...more

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Extra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Extra Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero, Mark McGrath Extra 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 ...more

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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Live! with Kelly and Michael Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
The View Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more

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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Rachael Ray Rachael Ray, also known as The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006 and also airs in ...more