The Best Talk Shows in LA  

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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).

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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, including stations owned by NBCUniversal, in the United States and Canada. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. It later moved to Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has been broadcast in high definition. The show has won 36 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2013. It was announced on March 11, 2013 that the show had been renewed through 2017, which would extend the show through its 14th season. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

Premiered: 2003

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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 2 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

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden. The fourth iteration of The Late Late Show, the talk show features popular segments, such as Carpool Karaoke, Drop the Mic, and Flinch. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Corden, Reggie Watts

Premiered: 2015

Network: CBS

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The Jay Leno Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  The Jay Leno Show/NBC

Filmed at: NBC Studios

City: Burbank, California

The Jay Leno Show is an American comedy show created by and starring Jay Leno, that aired at 10 p.m. from September 14, 2009, to February 9, 2010, on NBC, after Leno's initial retirement from hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In January 2010, NBC announced that due to affiliate concerns about its effect on their newscasts, The Jay Leno Show would be shortened to 30 minutes and moved from primetime to 11:35 p.m., the timeslot that had been occupied by The Tonight Show for nearly 60 years. The Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien released a public statement saying that he would not participate in moving Tonight to 12:05 a.m., asserting that it would damage the highly respected franchise. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jay Leno, Keven Eubanks

Premiered: 2009

Network: NBC

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Lopez Tonight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows in LA
Photo:  Lopez Tonight/TBS
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Filmed at: Warner Bros. Studios

Location: Burbank, California

Lopez Tonight is an American late-night television talk show that was hosted by comedian George Lopez. The hour-long program premiered on November 9, 2009, on cable network TBS. Lopez was the first Mexican-American to host a late-night talk show on an English-language network in the United States. The show featured audience interaction using a high-energy format. The program aired Monday through Thursday at midnight Eastern and Pacific, immediately following Conan. On August 10, 2011, TBS announced Lopez Tonight would be cancelled. The final episode aired the following night. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: George Lopez

Premiered: 2009

Network: TBS

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