David Letterman Is Returning to TV
Netflix plans a series in which he'll do in-depth interviews
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2017 11:15 AM CDT
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David Letterman watches a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 6, 2017, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

(Newser) – David Letterman is coming back to your TV. He has signed a deal with Netflix for at least six shows in which he'll conduct in-depth interviews along with "in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor," per a Netflix release picked up by the New York Times. The format is still being developed, but Variety reports that at least some of the interviews were expected to be conducted in front of an audience.

"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," Letterman, 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." Filming is expected to start in the fall, and the show will debut sometime in 2018. No word yet on a title—or whether the host's new trademark beard will be in place.

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