David Letterman returns to TV for Netflix talk show

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Reuters,
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Entertainment,
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7:57AM
David Letterman speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images.
David Letterman speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images.

More than two years after signing off from The Late Show, David Letterman is returning to television with a six-episode talk show on Netflix.

Letterman, 70, will host the yet-to-be-titled series, which will feature interviews with "extraordinary people" and segments from the field "expressing his curiosity and humour," Netflix said in a statement. The show will premiere next year.

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

"Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely."

Known for his quick wit, sarcasm, offbeat humor and silly stunts, Letterman interviewed top stars and political figures on more than 6000 episodes over 33 years in late-night television.

Letterman, who has grown a large white beard since leaving The Late Show in May 2015, was succeeded on the CBS show by Stephen Colbert.

Netflix last month reported second-quarter revenue of $2.79 billion and net income of $65.6 million.

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