Letterman Coming Out Of Retirement For Netflix Series

Letterman is back!  Well not yet but soon, like as soon as 2018.  I for one am happy, because I always liked the ol' coot somehow. Especially when he was beloved by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters and Soundgarden, which was largely in part because HE loves THEM.   So score one in the W column for Dave.

Anyway- yeah Dave, coming back to TV, Netflix to be exact, he's planning a long form talk show and has been asked to come up with unattainable guests to interview, in hopes they become attainable.

He's been gone from late night now long enough to not only grow that Duck Dynasty beard but for us to get used to it.  However no official word on whether he will keep it for his new Netflix series.  But he did say this about that...

“Between you and me, the beard is to cover up botched plastic surgery,” he said. “The beard has to stay. It would be hideous. Children would be frightened.”

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

Oh Dave you're so funny, we know the real reason is that you couldn't keep surviving on that fixed income. 😉

“I can’t stop talking, so there’s no time limit,” he said, explaining its format. “I can just talk the ears off people, until they call the police. As with many things, I’m coming from a position of great ignorance, so the well of questioning is pretty much infinite. It’s a perfect fit for me.”

I will admit...I'll be watching.  Will you?

-Amy