Comic Eric André hosts a late-night show that parodies low-budget public-access programs and brings the talk genre to another level -- not in a good way. It features interviews with celebrities -- some really are, and others are impersonators -- and what producers describe as "extreme real-life weirdos" interspersed with "deranged" man-on-the-street segments and just general chaos in the studio. Working with André is apathetic sidekick Hannibal Buress, who serves as the straight man to the hyperactive host.
Improv actor and comic Stephen Colbert flexes the hosting muscles he honed over nearly 1,500 episodes of the popular and critically celebrated "The Colbert Report" at the helm of this long-running late-night talk show. Following the genre's classic formula, each show kicks off with a monologue and a look at recent headlines, and features sketch comedy, celebrity interviews and musical performances. Joining Colbert is his bandleader, Julliard-trained Jon Batiste, and house band Stay Human. The show is filmed in New York's famed Ed Sullivan Theater, the longtime home of "The Late Show."
Grammy and Emmy winner Harry Connick Jr. enters the daytime genre with this lighthearted show that puts the focus on family-friendly entertainment rather than the conflict-driven topics of other daytime fare. Connick's stated goal is to "bring the party back to daytime" through a format reminiscent of popular variety shows of yesteryear. Regular segments on "Harry" include man-on-the-street interviews, stunts, audience participation and -- of course -- musical performances, because you can't have a Harry Connick Jr.-hosted show without music. The hour-long series includes a hefty dose of comedy, with brothers Justin and Eric Stangel among the executive producers -- a position they previously held on "Late Show With David Letterman."
Hailing from Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City, Jimmy has made it his mission to make sure viewers end the day with a smile. Each weeknight, he hosts A-list guests, from movie stars to athletes, comedians, public figures and everyone in between. He also delivers a signature nightly monologue, performs in topical comedy sketches, plays fan-favorite games, and presents recurring segments like Thank You Notes. Today's popular musical guests also stop by to perform alongside house band The Roots.
Radio host and author Wendy Williams joins the daytime syndicated talk-show field, bringing her distinctive personality to television. In addition to celebrity interviews, regular segments include Hot Topics, which usually opens the show and features Williams giving her honest, opinionated and often-unpredictable take on the latest pop-culture and entertainment headlines, and Ask Wendy, in which she offers advice to audience members seeking solutions to their problems. The daily, hourlong program is broadcast from a studio in New York City.
When "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels first matched Maya Rudolph and Martin Short together during the late-night sketch show's 40th anniversary episode, the seed was planted for weekly variety program "Maya & Marty" -- which he executive produces. Fellow "Saturday Night Live" icon Kenan Thompson joins the titular entertainers on stage as they host comedy sketches, musical numbers and surprise celebrity guests. Alex Rudzinski serves as director.
Food Network celebrity and chef Rachael Ray brings her brand of food-focused talk show to national syndication, offering a program that is a mix of entertainment, information and cooking. Her spinning set houses the celebrity guest interviews, audience participation and cooking segments that viewers have come to expect from the daily hourlong show that has won multiple Emmy Awards during its run. In addition to the cooking segments the show also features more traditional fare expected of daytime shows.
Digital media stars Benny and Rafi Fine continue to expand into traditional TV by executive producing and starring in "Six Degrees of Everything." The brothers combine sketch comedy, on-the-street interviews, original songs and reality bits in attempts to prove that anything -- and everything! -- in the world can be connected in six degrees. The Fines created the award-winning "React" comedy franchise, which generates millions of monthly views across their network of YouTube channels. A spinoff series called "ReactToThat" premiered on Nickelodeon in 2014.
Heeeere's Conan! The former longtime host of "Late Night" and abbreviated presenter of "The Tonight Show" moves his talk show act to the cable arena, where he becomes the staple of TBS' late-night talk show lineup that began a year earlier with the premiere of "Lopez Tonight." Making the transition to basic cable with Conan is his on-again, off-again sidekick/announcer, Andy Richter. Said O'Brien in his typical dry tone, "In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly."