Two years after signing off CBS’ The Late Show, David Letterman is returning to the small screen.
The longest-serving host in U.S. late-night TV history is set to topline a new talk show for Netflix. The untitled six-episode series will premiere in 2018.
Unlike The Late Show, each hourlong episode of the Netflix series will be prerecorded and feature Letterman conducting longform conversations with a singular guest as well as exploring topics on his own — outside of the studio. A guest list has not yet been revealed.
Before I shit all over this show, I should probably quickly say that I love David Letterman and he and The Simpsons basically raised me. I wouldn’t know what was funny if it weren’t for him and Conan. He is the GOAT.
Now that that’s out of the way, this show sounds awful. Six episodes where Letterman has in-depth long form interviews? Hard pass. There is nothing about this show that sounds necessary or interesting. Why not just start a podcast or some shit?
Does anyone watch Chelsea Handler’s talk show on Netflix? No? So yea, let’s all get excited for this comedian to have serious interviews. Six of them. Perhaps this is why Netflix is billion dollars in debt.