On May 20, 2015, 13.76 million people watched the final episode of The Late Show hosted by David Letterman.
Netflix announced that the 70-year-old comedian will return to the small screen and host a six-episode, hour-long series. Letterman will do what he does best and conduct “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people.”
After stepping down as the host of The Late Show, Letterman hinted earlier this year in an interview that he might return to television after taking a break from his 33 years as a late-night host. In the same interview he added that his interests has shifted and if he returns to do comedy, he won’t be interested in replicating what he had done in the past.
Letterman has already proved to fans that he hasn’t lost his touch; when speaking of his exciting new project with Netflix he said, “… if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.”