David Letterman Is Returning To The Entertainment Industry

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David Letterman is returning to the entertainment industry after a two-year hiatus, but not to rejoin the late-night show circuit.

The former “Late Show” host is joining up with Netflix to create six, hour-long episodes for a show that is expected to debut next year, according to Variety. The series is yet to be named, but will be produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants banner.

The streaming service announced that the show will consist of “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.”

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The 70-year-old comedian spent 33 years on late-night television before retiring from “The Late Show” in May of 2015.

“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said of the upcoming project. “Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.”

Production for Letterman’s six-episode series is expected to begin in the fall and will debut sometime next year.