He just couldn't stay away! David Letterman is gearing up for a return to television with a new show on Netflix, Entertainment Weekly announced on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The upcoming talk show — yet-to-be titled and set to air in 2018 — will reportedly feature "in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor."
Each show in the six-episode series will include one, long-form interview with a single guest, unlike most typical, quick talk show sit-downs. "I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," David, 70, said in a statement. "Here’s what I have learned — if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely."
Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, similarly gushed about the former Late Show host's new series in a statement. "Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together. [He] is a true television icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting. We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard."
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