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The Best Daytime Talk Shows

Updated May 12, 2021 5.3k votes 760 voters 20.7k views37 items

List RulesVote 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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    PremieredSeptember 9, 2019

    The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC, 2019) is an American musical talk show. Kelly Clarkson presents the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music; as well as emerging new talent and...  more
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    The Oprah Winfrey Show

    Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus

    PremieredSeptember 8, 1986

    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 Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    PremieredSeptember 8, 2003

    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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    35
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    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

    PremieredNovember 3, 1975

    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. The...  more
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    90
    127

    Live with Kelly and Ryan

    Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest

    Premiered2017

    Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC, 2017) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest....  more
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    PremieredJuly 14, 2008

    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 on...  more
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    64
    92

    Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda

    Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb

    Premiered2008

    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 show,...  more
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    Steve

    Steve Harvey

    Premiered2017

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    25
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    PremieredSeptember 14, 2020

    The Drew Barrymore Show (Syndication, 2020) is an American television talk show. Host Drew Barrymore presents human-interest stories, celebrity guests, lifestyle segments and field pieces, all driven...  more
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    78
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    Rachael Ray

    Rachel Ray

    Premiered2006

    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 other...  more
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    28
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    The Phil Donahue Show

    Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr.

    Premiered1967

    The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, is an American television talk show hosted by Phil Donahue that ran for 26 years on national television. Its run was preceded by three years of local...  more
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    Dr. Phil

    Jay McGraw

    PremieredSeptember 16, 2002

    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 the...  more
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    Premiered2009

    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 on...  more
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    The Today Show

    Ann Curry, Anita Colby

    Premiered1952

    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 is the...  more
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    The Real

    Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love
    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 lives. ...  more
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    16
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    Red Table Talk

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith

    Premiered2018

    Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch, 2018) is an American web television talk show. In the spirit of Mother's Day, Jada Pinkett-Smith sits down with her mother Adrienne and daughter Willow to frankly...  more
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    The View

    Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira

    PremieredAugust 11, 1997

    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 by...  more
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    Strahan and Sara

    Michael Strahan, Sara Haines

    Premiered2018

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    The Talk

    Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood

    PremieredOctober 18, 2010

    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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    42
    91

    Maury

    Lawrence Leritz, Thea Vidale

    Premiered1991

    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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    38
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    The Doctors

    Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon

    Premiered2008

    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 is...  more
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    43
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    RuPaul

    RuPaul

    Premiered2019

    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 positivity...  more
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    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 2002,...  more
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    The Jerry Springer Show

    Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly

    Premiered2011

    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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    17
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    Pickler & Ben

    Kellie Pickler, Ben Aaron

    Premiered2017