David Letterman's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" Returns for Season 5

"My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" is making comeback on Netflix with its fifth season.
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This season, however, brings a unique twist. It consists of only two episodes. The guests for this season are musician Miley Cyrus and former basketball player Charles Barkley. The announcement of the fifth season marks a notable shift from the show's traditional multi-episode format. Previous seasons typically featured a series of episodes. Released either weekly or all at once. This abbreviated season follows an extended hiatus. It comes after special episodes that included special interviews with comedian John Mulaney and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Miley Cyrus Episode

In her episode Miley Cyrus engages in candid conversation. She speaks with Letterman. Miley discusses multifaceted career. She shares personal experiences. The evolution of her music is a key topic. Cyrus is known for her bold personality and artistic versatility. She promises to bring vibrant insightful dialogue to the show.

Charles Barkley Episode

Charles Barkley former NBA star and current television analyst, joins Letterman. They engage in an in-depth discussion about his sports career. They also talk about life after basketball. Barkley's candid views on various societal issues are discussed. His forthrightness and his humor are expected to make the episode engaging.

Series Background

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction premiered in January 2018. It quickly gained acclaim. The show is known for deep thoughtful interviews with high-profile guests. The format allows Letterman to explore the personal and professional lives of guests. Over the years, the series has featured diverse range of guests such as Barack Obama. George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and other celebrities as well.

Special Episodes

The recent standalone episodes with John Mulaney and Volodymyr Zelenskyy have continued to showcase Letterman's ability to engage with guests on profound levels. The Mulaney episode was released ahead of the season. It generated significant buzz possibly intended to promote the comedian's new talk series Everybody's in LA.

Both episodes of the fifth season were made available on Netflix on June,12 2024. Despite a shorter season, the show continues to maintain its reputation it delivers compelling content and offers insightful interviews.

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