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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
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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The Tonight Show with Conan O'... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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
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
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
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 Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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
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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The Tyra Banks Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Tyra Banks, Carolyn London, Toccara Jones
The Tyra Banks Show, also known as and shortened to Tyra or The Tyra Show, is an American talk show hosted by Tyra Banks. While Banks's show covered a variety of topics, there was a ...more
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Frontline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
AshishAggarwal added 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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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Soap Talk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Soap Talk Ty Treadway
Soap Talk is a television talk show on SOAPnet hosted by Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway. It debuted in 2002 and ended in 2006. The reason for the show's cancellation was due to SOAPnet expanding ...more
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Maury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
Lawrence Leritz, Thea Vidale, Carey Torrice
Maury 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
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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Entertainment Tonight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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 O'Reilly Factor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2000s
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