David Letterman headed back to talk TV with Netflix series

David Letterman poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York on May 21, 2016.
David Letterman poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York on May 21, 2016. –Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix.

Netflix announced Tuesday that the six-episode series has Letterman combining two primary interests: in-depth conversations, and in-the-field segments sparked by his curiosity and humor. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a single guest, and explore topics of his own outside the studio.

The as-yet-untitled series is set to premiere in 2018.

In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of NBC’s “Late Night” and CBS’ “Late Show,” and is the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. He stepped down from “Late Show” in May 2015.

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