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The Best Talk Shows in LA 

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Updated July 26, 2019 36 votes 18 voters 1.3k views 11 items

List Rules Vote up the best talk shows filmed in Los Angeles County, California.

After you spend a week in Los Angeles, you'll see why so many people choose to live here 365 days out of the year. It is a gorgeous city with so much to do and see. Ultimately, many people just seem happier here. However, you probably could've guessed that yourself if you watched one of the many talk shows that film in L.A. frequently. With chipper smiles and sunny dispositions, you can tell these Los Angeles hosts know how to live it up. Some of the best talk shows are filmed in Los Angeles and the gargantuan sprawl of the surrounding area, where studios take up as much space as small towns. Which ones do you watch often?

You only need to watch one episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden to realize he's filming out of Los Angeles. On Carpool Karaoke, you can often see him and whatever singer he is with drive past some amazing L.A. landmarks. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for many years now, and she resides in the glorious Hollywood Hills. It may be a pricey zip code, but when you have your own talk show, it's easy to afford.

These are the best late night shows filmed in LA of all time. Vote for the ones you would love to see live (even if they're no longer on the air).

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The Late Late Show with ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS

Filmed at: CBS Television City

City: Los Angeles, CA

Actors: James Corden, Reggie Watts

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Talk-Show

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  The Ellen DeGeneres Show/The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Filmed at: Warner Bros. Studios

City: Burbank, CA

Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  Dr. Phil/OWN

Filmed at: Paramount Studios

City: Los Angeles, CA

Actors: Jay McGraw

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  Jimmy Kimmel Live!/ABC

Filmed at: El Capitan Theater

City: Los Angeles, CA

Actors: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Variety show, Comedy, Late night television

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