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David Letterman Is Coming Out Of Retirement To Host A Netflix Show

His six-episode interview series will launch in 2018.

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David Letterman, America's longest-serving host in late night television, is coming out of retirement to host a new, not-yet-named show on Netflix.

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“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said in a statement.

Letterman retired on May 20, 2015 after 33 years and 6,000 late night episodes between NBC's Late Night and CBS's Late Show.

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In his statement about the Netflix series, Letterman joked: "Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first."

The six-episode series will debut in 2018. And, as Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos joked in the press release, “We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”

Marcus Jones is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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