David Letterman is returning to TV in an all-new talk show on Netflix!


Legendary talk show host David Letterman is coming back to television via a new talk show on Netflix.

David Letterman retired from the Late Show on CBS in 2015, but it seems the now bearded wonder couldn’t stay out of the game long, as the New York Times is reporting that he will host an all-new talk show on Netflix.

According to the Times, Netflix made the announcement that Letterman will make his triumphant return for a six-episode slate next year. The show — still untitled —  will allow Letterman to feature what made him so great on CBS:

"two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor."

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That sounds exciting. Each of the six episodes will run for an hour and will see Letterman interview a guest in a “long-form” format, as well as individual featurettes where he explores his interests in the world at large.

David Letterman also released a statement regarding his venture with Netflix:

"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. 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."

Ah, classic Letterman. At age 70, the talk show pioneer has been in the industry for quite some time (33-years). From 1982 to 1993 he hosted Late Night on NBC, and from 1993 to 2015 — when he retired — he hosted The Late Show on CBS.

You can read more of David Letterman’s interview with the New York Times, in its exclusive piece with the host, and stay tuned to Show Snob, as we will keep you posted on the great Letterman’s new show on Netflix, as we learn more.