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Barack Obama, Tina Fey, Howard Stern booked on David Letterman's new Netflix show

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Karen Butler
David Letterman's new show is to debut on Netflix Jan. 12. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
David Letterman's new show is to debut on Netflix Jan. 12. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Netflix released a trailer for David Letterman's new chat show Friday, as well as a list of the first, high-profile guests he has booked.

"David Letterman is out of retirement and returning to television with a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix series -- My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman," said the synopsis that accompanied the 45-second preview clip on YouTube.

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The first episode will debut Jan. 12. Fresh installments will stream monthly after that from February through June. The former Late Show host has already confirmed as interviewees George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and Barack Obama.

Letterman, 70, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October during a special event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2015 after 33 years of hosting a nightly television program.

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