David Letterman to appear in climate change series in first TV gig post-'Late Show’

David Letterman will appear in National Geographic's "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary series on climate change, his first television job since ending his run on "Late Show" in May.

David Letterman will appear in National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously” documentary series on climate change, his first television job since ending his run on “Late Show” in May.

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David Letterman has lined up his first television gig since retiring from “Late Show” in May.

The comedian will appear as a correspondent in the second season of the climate change documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” which will premiere on National Geographic in October 2016, just ahead of the presidential election.

“By combining the access and reputation of National Geographic with Hollywood’s brightest minds and journalism’s heaviest hitters, we plan to create even greater impact with the new season and awaken all of us to the reality of our global situation,” said Courteney Monroe, chief executive of National Geographic Channels, in a news release.

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The first season of the Emmy-winning program aired on Showtime in 2014 and featured celebrity correspondents exploring the effect of climate change around the world. James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub served as executive producers along with veteran “60 Minutes” producers David Gelber and Joel Bach and climate expert Daniel Abbasi.

The upcoming season of the series will focus on “solutions that individuals, communities, companies and even governments can use to address worldwide climate change,” said Bach in a statement from NatGeo.

Other Hollywood names attached to Season 2 include Joshua Jackson (“The Affair”), Jack Black (“The Brink”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) and Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”). In addition to his role as an executive producer, Cameron will also serve as a correspondent.

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