David Letterman Makes Chat Show Comeback With Obama Interview

David Letterman is the host of a new longform interview show on Netflix

David Letterman is the host of a new longform interview show on Netflix. Jesse Dittmar The Washington Post

David Letterman is out of retirement and returning to television with a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

Letterman will interview movie stars George Clooney and Tina Fey, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and radio host Howard Stern for subsequent episodes that will be released on a monthly basis.

In addition, part of each episode will take place outside of the studio, with Letterman attempting to "dig deeper" into topics related to his guests.

Letterman quit "The Late Show" in 2015 following a 22 year run.

"You never know when you might learn something", Letterman said of his new show. The six-episode, 60-minute talk show series is set to debut January 12, with a new episode released each subsequent month. "These are people that I admire".

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman is directed by Michael Bonfiglio, executive produced by Justin Wilkes, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen, and Aaron Bergeron serves as the series producer for RadicalMedia. Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told Variety that the company wants to increase its original offerings until it makes up half of the service's entire library.

"Some people will join Netflix to watch that", Sarandos told New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles, according to Yahoo Finance. It will be Barack Obama's first late-night appearance since he left office, and really one of his first few interviews in general. I was content, and then a couple of days ago Donald Trump said he was running for president.

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