Drew Barrymore is shooting a talk show pilot for CBS, will it get picked up?

Just about every day, I miss Busy Philipps. Her show was a breath of fresh air in a crowded and male-oriented market. She had a more intimate format that seemed both more modern and familiar. It was a delight to watch her and she brought a unique and fun perspective. Plus she knew so many of her guests personally! Busy got such a raw deal from E! I was thinking about that when I read Quimby’s coverage of Kelly Clarkson’s nationally syndicated talk show, coming next month. (Kelly Clarkson, really?) Kelly is friendly enough and people like her, but as Quimby pointed out, what does she bring to the table? Ditto that for this story about Drew Barrymore shooting a talk show pilot. Drew is… Drew. The only new talk show host I’m rooting for is Tamron Hall.

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.

[From Variety]

Drew Barrymore is just not that interesting to me. A lot of people know her from her romcoms and so she has that going for her, along with the fact that she likely has a lot of celebrity connections. In the interviews I’ve seen with her she comes across as a space cadet. Plus she’s so f’ing problematic! She called feminists angry and remember her “MeToo” victims have to be less angry perspective? I guess that appeals to the people who make decisions about who gets chances in her industry though, especially at CBS.

Drew has one of those 25th anniversary interviews with InStyle. She talks about body image and her hair.

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  1. Harryg says:

    Talk shows are all the same. Please have guests who are not promoting a movie or a book or whatever stupid thing and I might watch. Have a guest who founded an elephant sanctuary, or something. It doesn’t have to be all serious, but I’m so sick of most celebrities.

  2. LadyT says:

    Tiiiiiny doses of Drew is plenty.

  3. Mrs. Peel says:

    Lisping her way through awkward meet & greets with lower tier celebs doesn’t sound appealing in the least.

  4. Mee says:

    No to Kelly Clarkson, and no to this one. Sheesh not everyone can do a talk show. And there are too many already.

  5. Nicegirl says:

    Nope. Sorry Drew. I loved Busy’s show, too.

    I’m also rooting for Tamron Hall. I saw a recent interview with Tamron and she was talking about her friendship with Prince and how they both loved fashion together. Apparently he would ask her to send him pics of her outfits almost daily and then used one on one of his albums and she didn’t find out til after.

  6. Fluffy Princess says:

    Nope. I think we have enough talk shows. What could she bring to the arena that’s not already there?

  7. prettypersuasion says:

    Drew is sorely lacking a formal education, and it shows when she opens her mouth. My inner 90s teenager will always love her, but I grew out of her a long time ago.

  8. Julie says:

    Yep, she’s “problematic” and she drinks too much but I LOVED Santa Clarita Diet and I can’t believe it got canceled! It was hilarious! Plus her hair on this show was my absolute #hairgoals

  9. Annaloo. says:

    Ugh, please. No. What, am I supposed to find Drew “relatable” now. Pass. I’d rather watch grass grow. It’s more authentic

  10. Lena says:

    At least kelly can sing and hopefully bring a lot of music friends to the show. Drew was embarrassing in that watch what happens live segment which is the latest thing I’ve seen her in so no.