15 Reasons We're Watching Daytime TV

Daytime TV is more than diverse than ever. According to Entertainment Weekly, five of the 10 most popular daytime shows now include a multiethnic cast. With the likes of Queen Latifah, Michael Strahan and Steve Harvey at the helm, daytime talk has never been saucier. Soap operas and game shows have also followed suit, adding more faces of color to their rosters. With all this flavor on our screens, we give you 15 reasons we're keeping our tellies on during the workday.

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Tell us you weren't pleasantly surprised when NFL Super Bowl Champion and Fox NFL Sunday co-host Michael Strahan replaced Regis Philbin on the top-rated talk show Live with Regis and Kelly. As co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael Strahan fits right in with Kelly Ripa. And ratings continue to soar. Every morning we're tuning in for an hour of fun, and eye candy.

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Like it’s host, The Wendy Williams Show is a bit more controversial and juicy than it’s counterparts. The former radio host is loved for her willingness to “go there” in celebrity interviews and give her uncensored take on celebrity hot topics.

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With his trademark tell-it-like-it-is advice and comedic charm, it’s no surprise that Steve Harvey continues to top talk show ratings every week. We're tuning in to see Harvey entertain, inform and inspire.

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5 of 15 The Queen Latifah Show

One of the most beloved names in entertainment is now being dubbed the new queen of daytime TV thanks to the Queen Latifah Show. Whether she’s making guest stars rap with her or dressing up as different characters, we're loving every minute of being in Queen Latifah's world. Of course it doesn't hurt that Jada Pinkett Smith is the executive producer. Or that Will Smith was one of the first guests on the show.

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The View has won 29 Daytime Emmy Awards and is arguably one of the most popular talk shows ever on daytime television. We’re glad to see not one, but two Black women representing our views and voice on such an influential platform. You go Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd!

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Many of us know Chef Carla Hall from Bravo's Top Chef. The top contendor was known for her fun "hootie hoo" catchphrase and philosophy to always cook with love. Now we're loving her fun spirit (and food) on The Chew.

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Cedric The Entertainer took over as the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host this year to much success. His sense of humor and comedic flair breathes fresh air into the game shows 12th season—and the ratings prove it.

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Oprah may no longer be on daytime TV but her BFF Gayle King is. If you care less about celebrity interviews and more about news King's (pictured here with co-host Charlie Rose and filmmaker Spike Lee) CBS This Morning is the show for you.

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This show is perfect for those us of us who miss daytime TV because of work. Every Saturday and Sunday MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion on political, cultural, and community issues.

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If you're looking for some laughs during the day, Wayne Brady's your guy. As host of Let's Make a Deal, Brady—like Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer—brings his comedy chops to the floor.

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Although it may be hard to tell it apart from The View, The Talk’s twist is that it tackles its topics from the perspective of a mother. Co-hosts Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler bring a sister-girl familiarity we love.

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Author and pundit Toure and the team on MSNBC’s The Cycle bring a young perspective on topics ranging from the economy and politics to sports and popular culture.

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“America’s most trusted weatherman” Al Roker hosts both NBC's Today and Wake Up with Al on the Weather Channel.