Several weeks into the TV-produced-from-home phenomenon, a few things are becoming clear: The closer a show’s format is to a couple of people talking, the better it generally fares in this environment, while others don’t translate nearly as well.

Late night talk shows have adapted the most seamlessly, in what feels like a throwback to earlier days of broadcasting, which relied on pioneers like Jack Paar and Steve Allen to hold the viewer’s attention minus any modern frills.

Granted, the hosts have missed having audiences and the energy they derive from appreciative laughter, but they’ve been broadly effective.

In some cases, the conversations in venues like “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” — where the host’s dog has become an occasional co-star — even feel more intimate and relaxed, like being privy to a private chat between two famous people than the usual appearance. That might be due, in part, to the fact there’s less promotion involved, since shilling for upcoming movies or TV shows feels like a little awkward.

The at-home approach is also compelling the hosts to reveal more of themselves — and their families. The same goes for guests, such as Jason Bateman’s young daughter essentially photo-bombing him this week during “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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