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David Letterman Plots Season Two of ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’

Five-episode run will premiere May 31st on Netflix

UPDATE: The second season of David Letterman’s Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, will feature interviews with Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Melinda Gates and Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton.

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David Letterman’s interview series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will return to Netflix for its second season May 31st. All five episodes of the new season will premiere at once, as opposed to Season One, which was released monthly. Each episode will feature Letterman in conversation with a person he finds fascinating, though the Season Two lineup has yet to be announced.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction premiered on Netflix last January and marked Letterman’s first TV project since leaving The Late Show in 2015. The show’s first season featured interviews with Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Malala Yousafzai.

In a review of the first season of My Next Guest for Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield celebrated how the show allowed Letterman to embrace his old school “Cranky Dave” persona while conducting interviews that weren’t necessarily hard-hitting, but “weren’t idle banter, either.”

“Letterman’s always been the workaholic, and his life’s work happens to be conversation,” Sheffield wrote. “What sports cars are to Jay [Leno] and Jerry [Seinfeld], grouchy throat-clearing is to Dave. So My Next Guest is an ingenious way for him to get back to work, with no pressure to entertain and no pretense of starting a new career. And with its ornery edge, it definitely feels like vintage Dave.”

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