Netflix comeback for David Letterman

Two years after his departure from late-night television, David Letterman is announcing his own series on the streaming service Netflix.


The as-yet-untitled series of six one-hour episodes is set to premiere next year, Netflix announced Tuesday. In it, Letterman wants to conduct in-depth conversations with one guest at a time, while also pursuing "his curiosity and humor" on outside dates.

Letterman hosted the popular "Late Show" on the CBS network from 1993 to 2015, shaping the genre with new formats and his biting, acerbic style. His announcement of retirement disappointed many fans.

Now he expressed "excitement and happiness" about the new project, saying, "If you're retiring to spend more time with your family, ask your family first."

At CBS and previously on the show "Late Night" on the NBC network, Letterman had done late-night television for a total of 33 years. The 70-year-old native of Indiana lives in New York with his wife and their 13-year-old son Harry. (SDA)

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