Looks like David Letterman's retirement beard will need to suspend its Twitter account because he's (Letterman and his beard) coming out of retirement to make his official return to TV.
Two years after resigning from his 22-year post as host of CBS’s The Late Show, Letterman announced this morning that he's working on a new, six-episode series in collaboration with Netflix. The longest-serving talk show host in American late-night history will dust off his interview skills and engage in long-form conversations with a single guest each episode. Letterman will even leave his desk (gasp!) to dig into topics he finds interesting out in the real world.
In a statement released to the media, Letterman said, “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix.” Ever the comedian, the iconic host continued on to share the major lesson he learned in retirement: “If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.” Wise words from a very funny man.
Letterman is set to return to the small screen in 2018. Just one more year until we hear him say, “Hello everyone, my name is Dave, the most powerful man in American Broadcasting” again. Ah, memories.