- Title: David Letterman returns to television with 2018 Netflix series
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** DAVID LETTERMAN AT RED CARPET EVENT
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 18:16
- Keywords: David Letterman Netflix TV
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- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES/LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/VARIOUS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Television
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- Story Text: More than two years after signing off from CBS' "The Late Show," David Letterman is returning to television with a six-episode talk show on Netflix Inc, the streaming platform said Tuesday (August 8).
Letterman, 70, will host the yet-to-be-titled series, which will feature interviews with "extraordinary people" and segments from the field "expressing his curiosity and humor," Netflix said in a statement. The show will premiere next year.
"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," Letterman 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," he said.
Known for his quick wit, sarcasm, offbeat humor and silly stunts, Letterman interviewed top stars and political figures on more than 6,000 episodes over 33 years in late-night television.
Letterman is just the latest in a long line of big names to join the roster of Netflix's growing original content slate, which includes Chelsea Handler's weekly talk show "Chelsea."
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