Entertainment 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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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The View is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Live with Kelly and Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 9 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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TMZ Live is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
Sergio Michel
TMZ Live (Fox, 2012) is a live-chat program from TMZ that features Levin and fellow TMZ executive producer Charles Latibeaudiere.
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TMZ on TV is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Let’s Make A Deal is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Maury is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Days of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Judge Mathis is listed (or ranked) 19 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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CBS This Morning is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Young and the Restless is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Megyn Kelly Today is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Daytime TV Shows
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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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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Divorce Court is listed (or ranked) 25 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