Late-night icon David Letterman, who exited his CBS job back in May, has his next TV gig lined up. Writing in Variety, Brian Steinberg reports that Letterman will put in some hosting time as part of a docuseries on climate change for National Geographic.
“The veteran late-night comedian will in 2016 journey to India to examine how that nation is trying to bring solar power to its entire population within the next decade,” Steinberg reports. “It’s a far cry from rattling off the popular Top Ten Lists and Stupid Pet Tricks that were so much a part of his more than three decades of wee-hours television for CBS and NBC. But it’s a chance for Letterman to give voice to the issue of climate change on a new, albeit temporary, home: National Geographic Channel.”
Letterman will be a part of season two of the climate change-focused documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” — an Emmy winner in 2014 for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Other stars who will be involved in the season, the report notes, include Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson , Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong.
Letterman declined to comment for the story.