David Letterman announces Obama, Clooney as guests on new Netflix show

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New 1-hour episodes of the talk show are set to be released monthly.

The former "Late Show" host comes out of retirement for his Netflix show on January 12 and his first guest will be former president Barack Obama, the streaming company announced on Friday.

In this image released by CBS, President Barack Obama, left, appears with host David Letterman during a taping of "Late Show with David Letterman", on Monday, May 4, 2015, in NY. Each episode is 60-minutes.

NFLX 1.26%had the nation at "David Letterman".

Although this will be Obama's first talk show interview since leaving the Oval Office, he did sit down for an interview with Prince Harry in September. Beginning next week, David Letterman-Indiana's native son and the longest-serving host in US late-night television-is set to return to our screens. He will also host Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney, Tina Fey, and Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafza.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman premieres Friday, Jan. 12 on Netflix.

The series will be produced by RadicalMedia (The Fog Of War) and Letterman's own Worldwide Pants studio.

The Late Show standby is back for a six-episode series with some of his most impressive friends.

This is the first time Letterman has led a series in over two years.