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‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Writers Decline to Return (Exclusive)

The Drew Barrymore Show is once again readying its return — though a trio of WGA writers have chosen not to return to their old gig.  Barrymore found herself in hot water last month when she announced that her daytime talk show would make its fourth-season debut without its striking writers. A week later, after Barrymore faced backlash […]

Drew Barrymore Sets Talk Show Return Date After Writers Strike Controversy

Drew Barrymore is back (again). The actress-host has set Oct. 16 as the return date for the fourth season of her eponymous daytime talk show. After initially announcing, and strongly defending, her show’s plan to return amid the writers strike on Sept. 18, Barrymore (along with those involved with other WGA-covered shows that had planned […]

Daytime Talk Shows, After False Start, Eye October Return

The daytime talk shows sidelined by the Writers Guild of America strike are making moves to resume production now that a tentative agreement has been reached between the writers and the AMPTP. Of the enterprises impacted by their WGA ties — The Talk, The Drew Barrymore Show, The Jennifer Hudson Show and The Kelly Clarkson […]

Inside Daytime TV’s Frantic Week of Restarts and Reversals

After a chaotic week, daytime television is under the biggest spotlight it’s had in some time. Trouble is, the shows making headlines are largely the ones not airing.  Drew Barrymore announced Sunday morning that she was reversing course, pausing her daytime talk show after a week of withering criticism surrounding her return to production, which […]

Drew Barrymore, ‘The Talk’ Pausing Talk Show Returns Amid Strike Pushback

Drew Barrymore has announced she is pausing her self-titled talk show amid the writers strike. Last week, the actress and Drew Barrymore Show host revealed her show would be returning without writers and would abide by strike rules in not discussing struck work. Barrymore apologized after she received pushback and said there was nothing she […]

Drew Barrymore Defends Talk Show Return Amid WGA Strike After Growing Criticism: “There Are Other People’s Jobs on the Line”

Drew Barrymore is explaining why she made the controversial decision to return her talk show to production amid the ongoing Writers Guild strike, telling critics in a now-deleted video that there’s “nothing I can do or say in this moment to make” resuming production without her picketing writers “OK.” In a video statement that was […]

Drew Barrymore Dropped as Awards Ceremony Host Due to Resuming Show Amid Strike

In another example of protest against Drew Barrymore’s decision to resume her daytime talk show, The National Book Foundation has said they’re dropping Barrymore as host of their upcoming awards ceremony. Barrymore was previously announced in July as the host of the ceremony, which takes place in New York on Nov. 15. In a post […]

‘Drew Barrymore Show’ Audience Members Say They Were Kicked Out for Writers Guild Support Amid Picket

Writers Guild of America members and scribes for The Drew Barrymore Show picketed outside CBS Studios in New York on Monday as the daytime talker resumed filming amid the writers and actors strikes.  Two audience members, who had signed up for free tickets to the taping, were handed WGA pins by picketers as they walked […]

Drew Barrymore Announces Talk Show Return Amid Strikes, Says It Will Comply With WGA and SAG Strike Rules: “I Own This Choice”

The Drew Barrymore Show will be returning to TV screens sooner than expected amid the writers and actors strikes, even as the WGA says it will picket the show’s studios Monday and Tuesday as a result. In a lengthy Instagram post, Drew Barrymore announced that her daytime talk show will begin its fourth season soon, […]

Drew Barrymore’s Alleged Stalker Arrested and Charged in New York

Chad Michael Busto, the man who delivered an unsettling message to Drew Barrymore from the crowd at a 92nd Street Y event in New York earlier this week, has been arrested on suspicion of stalking. The 43-year-old resident of Washington, D.C., was arrested Thursday at 11:59 p.m. local time by the Southampton Town Police and […]

Drew Barrymore Rushed Offstage at New York’s 92nd Street Y Following an Unsettling Crowd Disruption

Drew Barrymore was escorted off the stage during a special event Monday night in New York, following a crowd disruption. The talk show host and Santa Clarita Diet star appeared at the 92nd Street Y as part of the Recanati-Kaplan Talks series for a conversation and performance supporting the release of singer-songwriter and actress Reneé […]

Drew Barrymore Drops Out as MTV Movie & TV Awards Host

Drew Barrymore has dropped out as host of the MTV Movie and TV Awards, saying she’s doing so in solidarity with striking writers. The awards are still set to air Sunday, but they’ll now go without a host and without any Writers Guild of America scribes. MTV has also called off the red carpet for […]