A few years after a failed first attempt, Drew Barrymore is finally getting her own daytime talk show. Yes, that Drew Barrymore! Yes, that concept of daytime talk! According to Variety, the Golden Globe winner is going to headline a daily show for CBS, which will be launched in fall 2020, making her the latest actor to take the creative swing into daytime territory.
“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said in a statement, per Variety. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”
“Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air—her show will energize any station’s lineup,” said Steve LoCascio, chief operating and financial officer of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn (CBS Television Stations president) and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020.”
True Barrymore fans know she’s been circling this kind of gig for quite some time. In 2016, she reportedly was in talks to land a talk show, discussing a potential deal with Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres’s A Very Good Production banner. Barrymore later busied herself as the star of the bloody Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, but now that the show is done, the talk show dream is alive again. Now, she must duke it out with Kelly Clarkson to be the One True Crossover Queen. Just kidding, there’s room for everyone! Just kidding, this is daytime TV! It’s cutthroat, baby.
Aside from occasional acting jobs, Barrymore runs a cosmetics company called Flower Beauty, a wine company called Barrymore Wines, and produces a slew of shows and films, from the culinary competition show Knife Fight to the upcoming remake of Charlie’s Angels. Her résumé is full and in possession of a certain Goop-y essence. How that plays into a daytime presence is still unclear…but everyone would probably agree that Barrymore has had a more fascinating life than most, which might make her perfect for the role of just being herself.
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