My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (2018)

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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

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My Next Guest may not be groundbreaking, but a more intimate setting provides ample room for intelligent, insightful interviews with interesting subjects that go beyond standard late-night conversations.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 118
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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 12, 2018
2
Air date: Feb 9, 2018
3
Air date: Mar 9, 2018
4
Air date: Apr 6, 2018
5
Air date: May 4, 2018
6
Air date: May 31, 2018

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In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a singular guest - and will also explore topics on his own, away from the studio.

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Critic Reviews for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (17)

If this show continues to live in that gray area, it'll keep what makes it worth watching. It may not be a hit, but it'll still be a distinct pleasure to have it.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But this is clearly a way for the host to keep his hand in the game, while stripping away the less appetizing aspects of his late-night gig -- at least for him -- by letting him spend time talking to people he genuinely enjoys and admires.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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TV needs the curiosity and irreverence of David Letterman, now more than ever.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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But the first hour of "My Next Guest" - Letterman has planned five more monthly episodes - is a frustrating exercise in talking a lot but, ultimately, saying very little.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is pleasant, entertaining, occasionally moving, a little funny, and almost indistinguishable from a standard late-night interview, just stretched out.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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There's no live band, no monologue, and no skits. This is a bare-bones version of the old late night series and it serves the show well.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's not a great interview, but it's a cozy one. The conversation has the easy intimacy that can occur when two famous, successful men have reached points in their lives when they can be slightly less guarded.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

With My Next Guest, it's hard to shake the feeling that we're seeing more of the "real" Letterman than we did in decades of broadcast TV.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Many of us know Letterman to be an intelligent man with views and opinions, but rarely, if ever, has he allowed himself to be so vulnerable, so open without the expectation of a laugh in return.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Now Letterman is back, officially... This show is far more mature, more relaxed, and at many times more touching than his previous one.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Amid the clamor of shows competing for your attention, this is a quiet, unassuming show that is well worth listening out for.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1

  • Nov 15, 2019
    Both seasons are generically interesting, but these interviews could have been done by any number of people and been just as mediocre. Of course everyone changes as they get old, but that's why it's good to retire. David Letterman was interesting and had an edge. My feeling is he's become a better person and we the viewers are worse off for it. These interviews are a boring love fest and not worth watching in the least. Letterman's name gets the wide variety of very cool and intriguing people to show up, but once they do there is no show. It's annoying because one feels hopeful at the start of each interview but then by the end one is certain that it's just ... bleah ... kind of nothing. The Howard Stern one is the only one worth watching in both seasons. On that note Howard has got older and wiser but is still fascinating and entertaining on his show. Howard forever! Hey nowwww.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    David Letterman should have known better. This entire documentary is fiction.
  • Sep 16, 2018
    relaxed, not forced, feels legit
  • Jul 04, 2018
    I love the intimate and heartfelt conversation
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Mildly entertaining at first but then just turned into Trump-bashing. There's enough of that type of "entertainment" out there.
  • May 12, 2018
    Boring and white bread. Can see why he was fired. He is completely out of touch and irrelevant.
  • May 03, 2018
    Letterman jumped the shark years ago
  • Apr 15, 2018
    Letterman is a master of vacuous interviewing. I do enjoy comedy, but that does not describe what occurs during these episodes - he celebrates stupidity. Watch his interview with Malala - it is embarrassing beyond belief.
  • Mar 30, 2018
    Exactly How ‘chat’ shows began. One guest, no books, films, albums to plug. Dave seems genuinely humbled at times. Very moving in places. I can’t wait for the next 3 editions. He’s still got it, and i’m not even an american. The beard is just an added bonus.
  • Mar 16, 2018
    JUst simple interviews with people who ACtually interesting!

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