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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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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 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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Conan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Conan 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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 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 Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 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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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 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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The Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
jollestudio added The Graham Norton Show 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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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 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 Late Late Show With James ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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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 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 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 Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Colbert Report 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 Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Daily Show 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 Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 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 Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Oprah Winfrey Show 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 Tonight Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Tonight Show 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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3 people agree with you!FaceTi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
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The Dick Cavett Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Dick Cavett Show 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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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Dr. Phil 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) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 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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Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Late Night with Seth Meyers 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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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Real Time with Bill Maher 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) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Today Show 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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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Live! with Kelly and Michael 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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Space Ghost Coast to Coast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 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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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Good Morning America 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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Talking Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Talking Dead 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 Doctors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Doctors 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 Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Wendy Williams Show 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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The Man Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Man Show 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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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Chew 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) 30 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Jerry Springer Show 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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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Dr. Oz Show 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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Chelsea Lately is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Chelsea Lately 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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Maury is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Maury 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 Arsenio Hall Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The Arsenio Hall Show 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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Comedy Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Comedy Bang! Bang! 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) 36 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
The View 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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Vampire Knight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
KinqUniaquino(KinqUni) added Vampire Knight Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey Vampire Knight is a shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and has officially ended. Chapters are collected and published in ...more