We remember back in 2015 when CBS decided to part ways with David Letterman. As soon as he stepped down, CBS didn’t even want to rerun his old shows during his run with “that Crazy Eye.” Letterman was replaced with repeats of CBS’s top prime-time dramas, and that is what aired until Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show was up and running including the new set in the famed Ed Sullivan Theater.
Well, Letterman has committed to a six-episode (by the month) run of hour-long interviews called, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman;” with the first program featuring the progressive’s favorite president of all time (or is it the second fav I don’t know), Barack Obama. That program was released on January 12, 2017 on Netflix. The other guests in no certain order include; George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.
I can’t blame Letterman for wanting to stay active, but can it be something else other than a TV talk program of some kind? Maybe working on another sitcom like “Everybody Love Raymond” or maybe trying your hand in investing in a drama? After Mr. Letterman, your pants apparently span the globe. Get it? “Worldwide Pants?”
That title suggests a show that’s setting a high bar for booking celebrities with name recognization and Letterman’s first guest certainly qualifies: The show will launch with the first post-presidency TV talk show interview with Barack Obama.
So the hour-long premiere will have two firsts: The former CBS Late Show host emerging from retirement and the former president giving his first on-camera talk-show chat of the Trump era.