Netflix to launch TV series starring Letterman


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, and said that Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump would be top of his wish-list.

The still-untitled series will allow Letterman to express his "curiosity and humor" through a mix of in-depth interviews and reporting from outside the studio, Netflix said in a statement announcing Letterman's TV project. He ended a storied 33-year run in late-night TV that began with his 1982-1993 residency on NBC's "Late Night". Andy Lau promotes movie post-accident Hong Kong star Andy Lau has made his first public appearance after his filming accident early this year, at a Beijing press conference to promote The Adventurers. "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".

The six-episode first season is expected to air in 2018. He started off with the show "Late Night" on NBC network and went on to CBS.

Letterman said Trump not only didn't like being called racist, he also told him he wouldn't return to the show without an apology. The 70-year-old said he "feels like exactly what I want at this stage of my life", in an interaction with The New York Times. "It's a ideal fit for me". Or will Dave keep the Santa Claus beard he was wearing at the Reds game Sunday that he attended with Bill Scheft, his long-time comedy writer?

Last year he was a celebrity correspondent on Years of Living Dangerously, a climate-change documentary series on the National Geographic Channel, for which he traveled to India and met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Between you and me, the beard is to cover up botched plastic surgery", he joked to the The New York Times. "Children would be frightened".