What Are Some Good TV Talk Shows?

Some of television's popular talk shows include "The Ellen Degeneres Show," the daytime hit hosted by Ellen Degeneres that focuses on funny, feel-good episodes. On the serious side, Dr. Phil McGraw therapeutically tackles psychological problems, relationship and family issues, and controversial topics related to current news headlines on "Dr. Phil."

Evening hours offer an even wider variety of choices, albeit most geared toward comedy segments and celebrity interviews, as of 2015. On NBC, "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" features the former "Saturday Night Live" star chatting it up with a variety of guests, and playing original games or new versions of old favorites such as "Password." "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" finds the former basic cable host in the spot vacated by retired David Letterman. Colbert's CBS show is slightly more politics-focused as opposed to strictly celebrity-driven, coupled with an emphasis on absurdist humor. Other hosts, such as ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and James Corden add to the abundance of talk show choices on television.