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The Best Talk Shows On TV  

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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 Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Eric Andre Show is listed (or ranked) 8 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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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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A Little Late with Lilly Singh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Lilly Singh
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC, 2019) is an American late-night talk show that will replace Last Call with Carson Daly. Singh is the first woman among the current generation of late-night ...more
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Good Talk with Anthony Jeselni... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Anthony Jeselnik
Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy and interview television series. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik interviews fellow comedians about their careers, ...more
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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 13 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 Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Danny's House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Danny Brown
Danny's House (Viceland, 2019) is an American talk show television series. Hosted by Danny Brown, who invites celebrity friends and unconventional neighbors into his basement for the ultimate ...more
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The Real is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Tamara Mowry-Housley.
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
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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 18 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 Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 19 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 Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Lights Out With David Spade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
David Spade
Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American satire news television series. Comedian David Spade offers his take on pop culture and current events through the eyes of social ...more
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows On TV
RuPaul
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 ...more
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Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Live with Kelly and Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 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 Phil Donahue Show is listed (or ranked) 25 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