Drew Barrymore Eyes Daytime Talk Show – The Hollywood Reporter
Drew Barrymore plans to move into daytime television.
The actress is filming a pilot for a potential talk show this week in New York for CBS Television Distribution, which would likely be under consideration for the 2020-21 season if it goes ahead. She will also serve as the show’s executive producer.
CBS declined to comment.
Driver scores second time Barrymore, who breaks away Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and the CBS Talent Show The best in the world, considered a day gossip. She has had discussions with Warner Bros. TV in 2016 about a series, but the project never materialized.
It’s early days, but if Barrymore and CBS TV Distribution were to move forward, it would potentially add another big name to a booming syndicated market. Several high-profile shows are set to launch in the fall, including guest speakers hosted by NBCUniversal’s Kelly Clarkson, Disney/ABC’s Tamron Hall and Sony’s Mel Robbins, as well as Jerry Springer’s court show. Judge Jerry (NBCU) and game shows 25 words or less (Fox Television Stations), hosted by Meredith Vieira, and America says (Sony).
CBS Television Distribution syndicates talk shows Dr Phil – who was the highest rated daytime speaker for three consecutive years – Rachel Ray and The doctorsas well as court performances Judge Judy and hot benchthe game shows Wheel of Fortune and Peril (both produced by Sony) and newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and DailyMailTV.
Variety reported the news for the first time.