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The Best Daytime TV Shows Airing Now

Updated February 17, 2021 4.6k votes 496 voters 20.9k views30 items

List RulesVote up your favorite TV shows that are currently airing new episodes during the late-morning and afternoon.

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 Show1
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    The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    Premiered2003

    NetworkNBC

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen...  more
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  • Judge Judy2
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    Judge Judy

    Judy Sheindlin, Petri Hawkins-Byrd

    Premiered1996

    Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired...  more
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  • The Price Is Right3
    104
    107

    Premiered1956

    NetworkCBS, American Broadcasting Company, NBC

    The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill...  more
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  • Let’s Make A Deal4
    74
    96

    Let’s Make A Deal

    Wayne Brady

    Premiered2009

    Let's Make a Deal (CBS, 2009) is a television game show created by Stefan Hatos and Monty...  more
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  • Dr. Phil5
    88
    138

    Dr. Phil

    Jay McGraw

    Premiered2002

    NetworkSyndication

    Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The...  more
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  • The Today Show6
    51
    88

    The Today Show

    Ann Curry, Anita Colby

    Premiered1952

    NetworkNBC

    Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program...  more
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  • Good Morning America7
    72
    123

    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

    Premiered1975

    NetworkABC News, American Broadcasting Company

    Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by...  more
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  • The View8
    93
    162

    The View

    Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira

    Premiered1997

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

    The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC...  more
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  • Days of Our Lives9
    48
    90

    Days of Our Lives

    Kristian Alfonso, Matthew Ashford

    Premiered1965

    NetworkNBC

    Days of Our Lives (NBC, 1965) is an American daytime soap opera created by Ted and Betty...  more
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  • The People's Court10
    46
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    The People's Court

    Davy Jones, Ed Koch

    Premiered1981

    The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show currently presided over...  more
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  • Live with Kelly and Ryan11
    69
    127

    Live with Kelly and Ryan

    Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest

    Premiered2017

    NetworkABC

    Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC, 2017) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by...  more
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  • Rachael Ray12
    53
    101

    Rachael Ray

    Rachael Ray

    Premiered2006

    Rachael Ray, also known as The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray...  more
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  • The Wendy Williams Show13
    88
    165

    Premiered2008

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company, Black Entertainment Television, BET International

    The Wendy Williams Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Wendy Williams. The show...  more
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  • Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda14
    55
    109

    Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda

    Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb

    Premiered2008

    NetworkNBC

    Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda (NBC, 2007) is the fourth-hour segment of Today, which has its...  more
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  • Homes Under the Hammer15
    1
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    Homes Under the Hammer

    Jacqui Joseph, Tommy Walsh

    Premiered2003

    NetworkBBC One

    Homes Under the Hammer is a British factual renovation and auction series that originally...  more
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  • The Dr. Oz Show16
    48
    100

    Premiered2009

    NetworkSyndication

    The Dr. Oz Show is an American syndicated television talk show, hosted by Mehmet Oz, a...  more
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  • TMZ Live17
    45
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    TMZ Live

    Sergio Michel

    Premiered2012

    TMZ Live (Fox, 2012) is a live-chat program from TMZ that features Levin and fellow TMZ...  more
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  • Judge Mathis18
    41
    90

    Judge Mathis

    Greg Mathis

    Premiered1999

    Judge Mathis is a long-running syndicated arbitration-based reality court show presided over...  more
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  • The Young and the Restless19
    40
    90

    The Young and the Restless

    Eva Longoria, Shemar Moore

    Premiered1973

    NetworkCBS

    The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and...  more
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  • General Hospital20
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    95

    General Hospital

    Eva Longoria, James Franco

    Premiered1963

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

    General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness...  more
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  • CBS This Morning21
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    CBS This Morning

    Gayle King, Anthony Mason

    Premiered2012

    NetworkCBS

    CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The...  more
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  • TMZ on TV22
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    TMZ on TV

    Harvey Levin

    Premiered2007

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company

    TMZ on TV is an American syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that...  more
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  • The Bold and the Beautiful23
    30
    81

    The Bold and the Beautiful

    John McCook, Katherine Kelly Lang

    Premiered1987

    NetworkCBS

    The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS, 1987) is an American television soap opera created by William...  more
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  • Maury24
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    Maury

    Lawrence Leritz, Thea Vidale

    Premiered1991

    Maury is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich. When the series first...  more
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  • The Talk25
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    The Talk

    Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood

    Premiered2010

    NetworkCBS

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