Drew Barrymore is speaking out about her decision to resume hosting her daytime talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” in the midst of the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA. Earlier this year, she garnered attention by stepping away from her hosting duties at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in support of the striking writers. Now, she’s addressing her return to her talk show amidst these labor disputes.
Drew Barrymore’s Return to Talk Show Amid Strikes: A Personal Choice for Season 4
Drew Barrymore shared her perspective on participating in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. She clarified that she stepped down from hosting the MTV, film, and TV awards to support the striking writers, aligning with their focus on studios, streamers, and the industry.
While her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” was unaffected by the strike, she made the personal decision to return for Season 4, ensuring compliance with strike rules. Barrymore committed not to discuss or promote any struck film or TV projects. She aims to offer a platform to unite people during these challenging times.
Drew Barrymore Show Production Resumes Amid WGA Strike, Drawing WGAE Protests
CBS Media Ventures, responsible for Drew Barrymore’s talk show, won’t engage in writing work affected by the WGA strike. Meanwhile, WGAE plans to picket the show starting on September 11 when new season tapings begin in New York. The first week’s guest lineup is pending announcement.
The Drew Barrymore Show is a WGA-covered program returning without its writers. The Guild will continue to picket struck shows in ongoing production during the strike.