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The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s

Updated November 19, 2019 1.9k votes 233 voters 3.2k views42 items

List RulesVote 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, talk shows remained just as relevant throughout the 2010s even as social media began to take over.

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 on TBS after he was bumped as The Tonight Show host, and recently he reformatted the entire show to fit modern tastes. All the while new powerhouse hosts emerged in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Entertainment talk shows like Extra were also popular in the 2010s, while smaller cable shows like The Jim Jefferies Show and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee provided scathing and hilarious critiques on pop culture and politics alike.

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!

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    Conan

    Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin

    Premiered2010

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  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2
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    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens

    Premiered2005

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  • Late Show with David Letterman3
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    Late Show with David Letterman

    David Letterman, Paul Shaffer

    Premiered2011

    Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. Late Show with...  more

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  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon4

    Premiered2014

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy...  more
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  • The Late Late Show with James Corden5
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    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    James Corden, Reggie Watts

    Premiered2015

    The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by...  more
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  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show6
    50
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    The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    Premiered2003

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen...  more

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  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!7
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    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III

    Premiered2003

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy"...  more

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  • Norm Macdonald Has a Show8
    13
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    Norm Macdonald Has a Show

    Norm MacDonald, Adam Eget

    Premiered2018

    Norm Macdonald Has a Show (Netflix, 2018) is an American television talk show based on Norm...  more
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver9
    14
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    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    John Oliver, David Kaye

    Premiered2014

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire...  more

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  • Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis10
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    Premiered2018

    My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix, 2018) is an American web...  more
  • The Daily Show12
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    The Daily Show

    Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah

    Premiered1996

    The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire...  more

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  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee13

    Premiered2012

    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle, 2012) is an American web series talk show directed...  more
  • Inside the Actors Studio14
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    Premiered1994

    Inside the Actors Studio is an American television show on the Bravo cable television channel,...  more
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    A Little Help with Carol Burnett

    Carol Burnett, Russell Peters

    Premiered2018

    A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television series hosted...  more
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale16

    Premiered2018

    The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television talk show...  more

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  • Lights Out With David Spade17

    Premiered2019

    Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American satire news television...  more
  • The Jim Jefferies Show18
    6
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    Premiered2017

    The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central, 2017) is an American late-night talk show hosted by...  more
  • Good Morning America19
    15
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    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

    Premiered1975

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    The O'Reilly Factor

    Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham

    Premiered1996

    The O'Reilly Factor, originally titled The O'Reilly Report from 1996 to 1998 and often called...  more
  • Real Time with Bill Maher22
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    Real Time with Bill Maher

    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington

    Premiered2003

    Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, 2003) is an American talk show series created by Bill Maher....  more

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  • Extra23
    13
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    Extra

    Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero

    Premiered1994

    Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities...  more
  • The Eric Andre Show24
    5
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    The Eric Andre Show

    Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane

    Premiered2012

    The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created...  more
  • The Talk25
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    The Talk

    Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood

    Premiered2010

    The Talk is a talk show created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as the executive...  more

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