Over the summer, the actress had filmed a pilot for the syndicated show, which is set to launch in fall of 2020.
Drew Barrymore is officially coming to daytime TV.
The actress will headline and executive produce a syndicated talk show for CBS Television Distribution, set to launch in the fall of 2020, it was announced today.
The news comes after Barrymore, who recently starred on Netflix’s zombie comedy Santa Clarita Diet and was one of the judges on CBS’ talent competition The World’s Best, filmed a pilot for the potential program in August.
“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said in a statement. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”
Steve LoCascio, CBS Global Distribution Group chief operating and financial officer, added, “Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air — her show will energize any station’s lineup. We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020.”
The CBS Television Stations group has signed on to anchor the launch of the show and will air it in markets such as WCBS-TV in New York and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
“We are very excited to be in business with Drew Barrymore and have our stations serve as the launch group for a show that is the brightest prospect I have seen in many years,” said Dunn, CBS TV Stations president. “We look forward to giving Drew and our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution our full support to help this show strike gold with our audience and advertisers.”
Barrymore joins a star-studded syndication market that this season launched daytime talkers hosted by Kelly Clarkson (from NBCUniversal), Tamron Hall (Disney/ABC) and Mel Robbins (Sony) as well as Jerry Springer court show Judge Jerry (NBCU), the Meredith Vieira-hosted game show 25 Words or Less (Fox TV Stations) and America Says (Sony).
Nick Cannon is also set to launch a syndicated talk show next year from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
Joining Barrymore as executive producers on her show are Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell, who also executive produced Santa Clarita Diet. Barrymore is also an executive producer on Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie and stars in and executive produces the rom-com The Stand-In.
The actress previously had discussions with Warner Bros. TV in 2016 about a daytime talker, but the project never came together.
CBS TV Distribution also syndicates talk shows Dr. Phil — which has been the top-rated daytime talker for three years — Rachael Ray and The Doctors, along with court shows Judge Judy and Hot Bench, game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (both produced by Sony) and newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and DailyMailTV.
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I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 2,000 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2003 as well as 2003 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,400 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2004 as well as 2004 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,400 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2006. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I’ve sorted through more of Drew’s older red carpet appearances and added over 1,500 high quality photos from all of her appearances from 2005 as well as 2005 talk show stills. I have many more photos to sort through so keep checking back. Enjoy!
Drew Barrymore is eyeing a move into the daytime talk show arena.
The actress, who recently wrapped three seasons of the Netflix comedy “Santa Clarita Diet,” is shooting a pilot this week in New York for CBS Television Distribution.
Details of the hourlong show are still sketchy. Barrymore is among the executive producers of the pilot, likely through her Flower Films banner. Sources said there is no showrunner formally attached as of yet.
Barrymore circled a talk show deal with Warner Bros.’ Telepictures in 2016, but a pilot never came to fruition, in part because of a lukewarm response from prospective station groups at the time. The new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have high hopes for the show and faith in Barrymore’s appeal as a daytime TV personality.
After a few thin years of new entries, the first-run syndication market is getting a jolt this fall with the launch of three new strips with notable names.
Former “Today” anchor Tamron Hall is hosting a talker for Disney/ABC that bows next month. Kelly Clarkson is taking up the talk-variety mantle for NBCUniversal and Meredith Vieira will front game show “25 Words or Less” for Fox Television Stations. Jerry Springer is also back, this time in a court show dubbed “Judge Jerry” for NBCUniversal.
CBS Television Distribution has stayed on the sidelines for the past few years with no first-run launches other than projects it distributed for production partners such as Jay McGraw (“Daily Mail”) and Judith Sheindlin (“Hot Bench”).
Barrymore has become active as a TV producer and personality in recent years. In addition to “Santa Clarita Diet,” she was a judge on CBS’ reality show “The World’s Best” and she provided the voice-over for NBC unscripted dating show “First Dates.” Through her Flower Films she was an exec producer on unscripted series including TLC’s “Rattled” and VH1’s “Tough Love.”
CBS Television Distribution declined to comment.
“I was overworked, stressed, and fantasizing about what a different life would be. Shortly thereafter I started having kids. That’s one way to have a major life change.”
My first InStyle cover was in 1999, and I remember that day so well. I was having the worst hair day, but we finally got it to a better place. I actually had a date that night with an actor. I was so excited to go on a date with this guy with good hair, but it turned out that the hair was much better than the date.
September 2000 was my second InStyle cover. My hair had grown out. Hair is obviously a very big thing with me. That time it was red; I just love red-toned hair. It’s so flattering to the skin. If I ever see a redheaded girl, I’m like, “She’s so hot.” Matthew Rolston shot that cover. He was a good friend of mine, and I think it’s nice when a photographer makes you look like yourself. It’s always alarming when you see photos and think, “That doesn’t look like me.”
InStyle gave me the best arms, though. [laughs] The photoshopping department must see my arms and be like, “Oh, Jesus, we need to go to work on those things.” I got photoshopped arms in my September 2006 shoot with Ellen von Unwerth, although I was thinner then. Younger, thinner — that’s how it goes. I love Ellen’s photography; she knows how to make a woman her very sexiest without ever looking trashy or slutty. She makes everything highly sexualized with a wink and a lick and a deliciousness where women get to celebrate who and what they are.
By the time of my fifth InStyle cover, in October 2009, I had just directed Whip It, really the only film I’ve made, and I was filming Going the Distance. I said I was thinking about quitting the business. I had just done Grey Gardens too. I was overworked, stressed, and fantasizing about what a different life would be. Shortly thereafter I started having kids. That’s one way to have a major life change. The best one I’ve ever had in my life.
When I had my first daughter, Olive [in 2012], I was terrified all the time. I wanted everything to be perfect. It’s the most high-wire, high-stakes, scariest, beautiful, important thing you’ll ever do. I couldn’t sleep or eat. I’ve never cared so much about anything. I’ve got two daughters now [Frankie was born in 2014], and they’re very different. You realize this is about their journey, and you’re there to keep them safe, keep them laughing, and help them figure out who they want to be. I still feel like I have so much to learn, but we’re having the time of our lives. Maybe they’re just getting better, or maybe I am.
I felt the most beautiful right after the birth of my daughters. My 2015 cover reminds me to be bold and expressive and not too body-conscious. My daughters are 5 and 7, so they love their bodies at this point. I think we all did at that age because we weren’t inundated with societal messages or comparisons. I was built to have these girls, and I have never fallen prey to the Hollywood stigma about how a woman is supposed to look. That’s the dumbest thing. I love girls and women. They rule my universe.
I didn’t know who I was yet in those earlier covers. I still had so much to learn. It’s cool if you can look at your life and be excited about where you’re going and where you’ve been. If you can realize that you’ve fucked up and made good things happen along the way. If you can reflect on bad romances or good romances, all of them fun. Seeing your life through photography, social media, fashion — it’s not supposed to look perfect. It’s supposed to reflect who you are. If I could go back to my first InStyle cover shoot and tell myself one thing, it would probably be: “It’s not going to work out on that date tonight.”
How I’d describe myself:
In 1999: Love junkie, Dog lover, No idea where it was all headed
Today: Phew, Yay, And Still a Nerd