Letterman Is Returning to TV and Bringing Obama With Him

Obama will be guest on 1st episode of Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 2:38 PM CST

(Newser) – Handsome Santa Claus and one-time Late Show host David Letterman has a new talk show on Netflix, and his first guest truly needs no introduction. The Hollywood Reporter reveals the first guest on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will be none other than Barack Obama. The episode, which hits Netflix Jan. 12, is notable for two reasons: It will be Obama's first talk show appearance since becoming a former president, and it marks Letterman's first return to a regular TV gig since leaving The Late Show in 2015.

EW.com quotes Netflix on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: "The conversations are intimate, in-depth, and far-reaching, with the levity and humor Dave’s fans know and love." A new episode will be available every month. Other confirmed guests include Malala Yousafzai, George Clooney, and Jay-Z—but not President Trump, who Letterman had said he hoped would be his first guest. (Read more David Letterman stories.)

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