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The Best Daytime Talk Shows  

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List Rules Vote up the best talk shows that are part of daytime TV programming.

When you have the day off work or school, there is nothing better than walking around the house in your pajamas while watching some good, old-fashioned daytime TV. No matter which channel you turn to, it seems like most of them have some kind of talk show airing. You can get the latest celebrity gossip or learn about current events around the globe. The choice is yours, and you certainly have no shortage of daytime talk shows to watch on television. 

Perhaps you're a fan of The View. The roundtable switches up from season to season, but you can be certain you will always find some opinionated ladies offering their insight into the news. One of the most popular daytime talk TV shows currently on the air is Dr. Phil. He is a legend in the industry, and he always has interesting people on his show to discuss everything from relationships to medicine. 

What do you think the best TV daytime talk show is? If you need help ranking this list, then just think about what you like to watch when you are stuck at home with the flu. You can make sure the best show ends up at the top of this list.

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah ...more
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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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Steve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Steve Steve Harvey
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The Real is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon
The Real is an American syndicated talk show. The series was developed as a talk show designed to appeal to younger female viewers who, like the co-hosts, were experiencing new events in their
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The View is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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 Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Mehmet Oz
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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Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Rachel Ray
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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Live with Kelly and Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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Strahan and Sara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Strahan and Sara Michael Strahan, Sara Haines
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Larry King Now is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Larry King
Larry King Now is a talk show web series hosted by Larry King on Hulu. Launching on July 17, 2012, Larry King Now is King's first-ever web series, primarily featuring one-on-one interviews with ...more
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
RuPaul
RuPaul (Fox, 2019) is an American daytime talk show hosted by drag queen and television personality RuPaul. The show is a modern take on the talk show format, with host RuPaul focusing on ...more
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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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 Doctors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon
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
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Maury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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The Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Daytime Talk 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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Donahue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
In 2002, Phil Donahue returned to television to host a show called Donahue on MSNBC. Its debut Nielsen ratings were strong, but its audience evaporated over the following months. In late August ...more
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Pickler & Ben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Pickler & Ben Kellie Pickler, Ben Aaron
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El Gordo y la Flaca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
El Gordo y la Flaca Lili Estefan
El Gordo y la Flaca is an American Spanish-language entertainment news show.
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Me Time with Frangela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Me Time with Frangela Frances Callier, Angela Shelton, Adi Jaffe
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The Steve Wilkos Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Steve Wilkos
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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Casos de Familia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Casos de Familia Judith Grace González
Casos de Família is a Latin talk show produced by Venevisión International for Univision. Since January 26, 2004, Univision has broadcast Casos de Familia weekday mornings at 10am. ...more
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Politicking with Larry King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Daytime Talk Shows
Politicking with Larry King Larry King