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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best talk shows ever on TV

The very best talk show shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest talk show shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular talk show TV shows have been a staple of television for years, celebs love to gab and we love to watch them gab. What do you think is the most entertaining talk show show of all time. Don't let your favorite talk show television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of talk show television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This is a list that includes shows like The Ellen Show, Maury, and other TV talk shows. What are your top 10 talk shows?

This list answers the questions, "What is the best talk show show of all time?" and "What are the greatest talk show shows?"
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Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer ...more

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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 Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
jollestudio added The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. It was shown on BBC Two from February 2007 to May 2009 and has been on BBC One since October ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
knittingjunky added James Corden, Reggie Watts 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, ...more

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show that aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show, which premiered on ...more

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, ...more

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The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. ...more

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Patrick Prochazka added John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more

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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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 Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more

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The Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who was the third regular host of the Late Late Show franchise. It ...more

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The Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert.

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The Real is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Real Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Tamara Mowry-Housley.

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The Tonight Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show broadcast from the Rockefeller Center in New York City and airing on NBC since 1954. It is the world's longest-running talk show, and the ...more

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The Dick Cavett Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Leigh French The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including: ABC daytime originally titled This Morning ABC prime time, Tuesdays, ...more

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal ...more

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The Eric Andre Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane, Gary Anthony Williams The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created by Eric Andre. Hosted by Eric Andre with Hannibal Buress, the late night talk show features ...more

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Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Late Night with Seth Meyers is an American late-night talk show that airs at 12:37 am Eastern/11:37 pm Central on NBC in the United States, Monday through Thursday. The hour-long show premiered ...more

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The Montel Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Montel Williams, Sylvia Browne, Maria Setaro The Montel Williams Show is a syndicated talk show hosted by Montel Williams, which ran from 1991 to 2008. On January 30, 2008, it was announced that The Montel Williams Show would stop ...more

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The Phil Donahue Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton 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 ...more

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Ricki Lake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Ricki Lake Ricki Lake is a daytime tabloid talk show hosted by American actress Ricki Lake. The series debuted in syndication on September 13, 1993 and ended first-run episodes on May 21, 2004, though the ...more

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Larry King Live is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher Larry King Live is an American talk show that was hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010. It was CNN's most watched and longest-running program, with over one million viewers nightly. ...more

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The Jim Jefferies Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jim Jefferies The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central, 2017) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, covering politics, pop culture, and anything that bothers him.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler | See full cast & crew ยป 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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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Samantha Bee Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016) is an American news comedy program that airs on Mondays on TBS.

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Sally is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Sally Sally Jessy Raphael Sally is an American syndicated tabloid talk show that was hosted by radio talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael. It originally was a half-hour local St. Louis television program, debuting October ...more

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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ...more

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more

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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Ann Curry, Anita Colby 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 ...more

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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer 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. ...more

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Watch What Happens: Live is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Andy Cohen Watch What Happens: Live is an American pop culture-based late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen that premiered on July 16, 2009. It features Bravo's own reality programming and celebrities ...more

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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on ...more

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The Arsenio Hall Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Bill Murray, Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson The Arsenio Hall Show is an American late-night talk show created and hosted by Arsenio Hall. There are two separate programs that have been titled The Arsenio Hall Show, both airing in ...more

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Maury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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Talking Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Chris Hardwick, Greg Nicotero, Denise M. Huth Talking Dead is a live talk show in which host Chris Hardwick discusses episodes of the AMC television series The Walking Dead with guests, including celebrity fans, cast members, and crew from ...more

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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that airs on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by fellow ABC talk show, The View, but The ...more

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The Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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Space Ghost Coast to Coast is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American animated parody talk show, hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. Though the original 1960s series aired as a standard ...more

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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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The Man Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Angelique Gorges The Man Show is an American comedy television show on Comedy Central. It was created in 1999 by its two original co-hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, and their executive producer Daniel

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Chelsea Lately is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, Mike Rock Chelsea Lately is an American late night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler which was broadcast on E!. The show debuted on July 16, 2007, and was produced by Handler's ...more

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Comedy Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Scott Mescudi Comedy Bang! Bang! is a television series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, featuring his co-host/bandleader Reggie Watts. The show airs weekly on IFC and is a spin-off of his successful ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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