David Letterman announced on Tuesday that he will return to television—or rather, Netflix—with a new six-episodes series in 2018. According to a press release, the still-untitled hour-long show “has Letterman combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.” In a statement, Letterman added, “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.” Unlike Johnny Carson, who almost fully disappeared from the public eye after leaving The Tonight Show, Letterman, along with his giant beard, has popped up with Jerry Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Al Franken on Funny or Die and most recently on Norm Macdonald Live.
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