Netflix lured David Letterman back to TV (with his beard TBD)

Whether his beard will come with is TBD.
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It's time to add another show to your expansive must-watch Netflix list.

David Letterman signed on for a new six-episode series with the streaming service, Netflix announced Tuesday. The news is so fresh the show doesn't even have a name yet.

But we do know each episode will be an hour long, and the format will follow what Letterman does best: in-depth interviews plus humorous in-the-field segments. A guest list hasn't been revealed yet.

Netflix sounds pretty pumped to land the longest-serving host in U.S. late-night television history.

"Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer said in the release. “David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting. We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”

Ahh yes, the infamous beard. People have been pretty curious about that since Letterman retired from the Late Show about two years ago, with many assuming it was a sign that he was ready to live a "normal" life beyond the cameras.

But apparently the 70-year-old isn't sick of the limelight quite yet.

“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 in the announcement.

His Netflix series is set to debut sometime next year. 

In the meantime, you can check out some of his latest work with Minnesota Sen. Al Franken as part of this Funny or Die series.

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