about The View, The Talk, The Real, The Kitchen

The format that has endured decades of television viewers is the talk show. For whatever reasons, these kinds of shows remain popular with sizable audiences. Most of the talk show format have a single host (the likes of Oprah, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Stephen Colbert). Television networks broadcast these in daytime and late night time slots (ed.note: even though we’re in an on-demand streaming world.)

Then, there’s a smaller subset that have a small group of co-hosts. The genesis of this panel talk show format was The View, which has aired for 22 seasons and over 4,000 episodes. This format has inspired other shows too, as listed below.

The View on ABC

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network’s daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. The show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day’s “Hot Topics” such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]

Official site @ abcnews.go.com/TheView + Read the back story of The View, How Barbara Walters and ‘The View’ Beat the Odds

The Talk on CBS

The Talk

The Talk debuted on October 18, 2010, on CBS. The show features a panel of five women discussing the day’s latest headlines, while usually tying in the show’s theme of motherhood or at least parenthood, such as by giving their opinions “through the eyes of mothers.” It also contains celebrity interviews and segments for mothers and parents in general. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]

Official site @ cbs.com/shows/the_talk/

The Real on Fox

The Real

The Real is an American syndicated talk show that initially started on Fox-owned markets in the summer of 2013. 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 lives. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]

Official site @ thereal.com

The Kitchen on Food Network

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a cooking-themed talk show that airs on Food Network. The series is presented by chefs Sunny Anderson, Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The series premiered on January 4, 2014. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]

Official site @ foodnetwork.com/shows/the-kitchen

Man Enough

“Man Enough is a disruptive social movement ignited by a dinner conversation series that explores the heart of traditional masculinity in America. Man Enough is a unique space where men, no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation and identity, political stance or socio-economic status can come together to express their thoughts and feelings freely — something men have been socialized to cut off in America.” [Retrieved from wearemanenough.com/about]

Official site @ wearemanenough.com

Other Panel Talk Shows

The Five is an American panel talk show on Fox News Channel featuring a panel who discusses current stories, political issues, and pop culture. The show premiered on July 11, 2011. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]

Official site @ foxnews.com/shows/the-five

The Chew was an American cooking-themed talk show that aired for seven seasons from September 2011 to June 2018, on ABC network’s weekday daytime lineup. The name was inspired by fellow ABC talk show The View, but The Chew centered on food and lifestyle topics rather than the news of the day. [Retrieved from Wikipedia on January 5, 2019]


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