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The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite talk show that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s talk shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes.  From talk shows that were actually as politically important as any cable news channel could ever hope to be, to late night comedies that upped their games to stay relevant in culture that is increasingly jumping ship from TV to the Internet. 

What are some of the series that you will find on this best 2010s talk shows list? After many years on NBC, Conan O'Brien found a new home in TBS after he was bumped as The Tonight Show host by the recently un-retired, Jay Leno. Since 2010, Conan has been a favorite late-night talk show of viewers across the country. Entertainment talk shows like Extra were also popular in the 2010s.

The greatest minds in politics regularly stopped by Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor during the 2010s. A few other good series on this list include Inside the Actors Studio, The Chew and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Which 2010s talk show is the best? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section
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Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter
Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer ...more
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The Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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 Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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 Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
AndreXD added James Corden, Reggie Watts
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden. The fourth iteration of The Late Late Show, the talk show features popular segments, ...more
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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 Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal ...more
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more
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Sunday Brunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Sunday Brunch is a British television programme presented by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer which is broadcast live on Channel 4 on Sunday mornings, that features cookery and interviews with ...more
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Lights Out With David Spade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
David Spade
Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American satire news television series. Comedian David Spade offers his take on pop culture and current events through the eyes of social ...more
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Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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The Jonathan Ross Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jonathan Ross
The Jonathan Ross Show is a British chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2011 and airs on Saturday evenings following the conclusion of Ross' BBC ...more
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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Frontline is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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The O'Reilly Factor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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 Today Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler | See full cast & crew ยป
The Talk is a talk show created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as the executive producer. The show premiered on October 18, 2010, and airs on CBS as a part of CBS Daytime. Along with ...more
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The View is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Maria Molina
Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues ...more
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Extra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
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