The Best of 2018 The Best Current Daytime TV Shows  

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As soap operas become less and less fashionable, those home for long afternoons may wonder what to watch on daytime TV now. While some soapy staples - like General Hospital and Days of Our lives - remain on the afternoon airwaves, what else is there to view if you find yourself home on a weekday? Browse this list to find your new daytime go-to!

The Chew - which replaced the defunct All My Children in 2011 - is great for foodies as its full of recipes and chef interviews. If you love legal drama, many popular daytime TV shows are  courtroom dramas that have dominated for decades like The People's Court, and Judge Judy. Daytime talk shows - like The Talk and The View - are still a favorite. If you're in need of these and other current shows to binge during long afternoons, peruse the daytime TV guide below! 

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Judy Sheindlin, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Jerry Bishop Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small ...more

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Live with Kelly and Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Live with Kelly and Ryan Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC, 2017) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more

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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda (NBC, 2007) is the fourth-hour segment of Today, which has its own hosts, opening sequence, theme music, and website. Structured virtually as a standalone talk ...more

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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Drew Carey The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more

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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Days of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Pamela Anderson, Shelley Hennig, Melinda Clarke Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every ...more

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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
The Dr. Oz Show is an American syndicated television talk show, hosted by Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and teaching professor at Columbia University who became famous for his appearances ...more

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TMZ on TV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
TMZ on TV is an American syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that premiered on September 10, 2007. The program is generally aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates, ...more

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Maury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Let’s Make A Deal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Let’s Make A Deal Wayne Brady Let's Make a Deal (CBS, 2009) is a television game show created by Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall. Hosted by Wayne Brady, this reboot of the classic game show features costumed contestants who are ...more

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TMZ Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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Megyn Kelly Today is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Megyn Kelly Today Megyn Kelly Megyn Kelly Today (NBC, 2017) is an American daytime talk show hosted by Megyn Kelly. The program is structured as a talk show with a studio audience.

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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that airs on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by fellow ABC talk show, The View, but The ...more

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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler | See full cast & crew » 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 Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly, Steve Wilkos The 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

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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Davy Jones, Ed Koch, Harvey Levin The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show currently presided over by retired Florida State Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Milian. Milian, the show's longest-reigning ...more

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CBS This Morning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The program, which shares its title with a more traditionally formatted morning program that aired on the ...more

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America's Court with Judge Ros... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
America's Court with Judge Ross America's Court with Judge Ross is a nationally syndicated, nontraditional/dramatized court show that premiered in several major U.S. media markets on September 20, 2010. The Emmy-nominated ...more

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The Bold and the Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Usher, Katherine Kelly Lang, Hunter Tylo The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It premiered on March 23, 1987 as a sister show to the Bells' other soap ...more

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Lauren Lake's Paternity Court is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Lauren Lake Lauren Lake's Paternity Court is a syndicated nontraditional court show/tabloid talk show hybrid, bringing family lawyer and legal analyst Lauren Lake as she hears and rules on paternity cases ...more

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The Steve Wilkos Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos. The show debuted on September 10, 2007, two months after Wilkos' departure as director of security on The ...more

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The Young and the Restless is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Eva Longoria, Shemar Moore, Tatyana Ali The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Wendy Williams The Wendy Williams Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Wendy Williams. The show is produced by Debmar-Mercury, and airs internationally, and is re-broadcast on BET. It premiered ...more

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Judge Mathis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Greg Mathis Judge Mathis is a long-running syndicated arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Superior Court Judge of Michigan's 36th District Court, Greg Mathis. The syndicated series ...more

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The Robert Irvine Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
The Robert Irvine Show Robert Irvine The Robert Irvine Show (The CW, 2016) is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Robert Irvine. The show features Irvine in the traditional conflict-resolution talk format trying to work out ...more

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Divorce Court is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Susan Olsen, Lynn Toler, Mablean Ephriam Divorce Court is an American nontraditional court show that revolves around settling the disputes of couples going through divorces. The current edition of Divorce Court premiered in September ...more

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Justice for All with Judge Cri... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez is an American nontraditional/dramatized court show that debuted in first-run syndication on September 17, 2012. The series, which is created by Byron ...more