Drew Barrymore got her own talk show, do you think it will be decent?


Every time I watch Kelly Clarkson’s talk show I come away annoyed by how bad she is at interviewing people. I don’t even like watching clips on YouTube because she talks over people, she makes it about herself, and it’s so awkward I get secondhand embarrassment for her. Her show was playing in the locker room and I talked about Kelly being a terrible host with a woman getting ready whom I’d just met. She totally agreed with me that Kelly has no business having a talk show. That’s my lead-in to this story about Drew Barrymore getting a talk show. Drew is personable enough, but she’s a bit spacey. I’ve never seen a Drew Barrymore interview and thought “wow, she’s got a great personality, she would do well on the other side of the table,” but that’s what’s happening. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this. In August we heard that Drew was shooting a talk show pilot for CBS. Well it got picked up and it’s launching next fall.

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 fall 2020, it was announced Thursday.

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.”

Added CBS Global Distribution Group COO and CFO Steve LoCascio, “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 [CBS TV Stations president] 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. “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.”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

You know who needs a talk show? Busy Philipps. Her E! Show was amazing and so much fun, plus she had an incredible team working for her. Instead we’re hearing that Drew freaking Barrymore got a show. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson is running a show. Oh now I get it. The people making these decisions want the “let’s all get along” women to get shows. Both Kelly and Drew have said sh-t like that, with Drew throwing feminists under the bus and calling MeToo victims angry. Kelly’s statement was less controversial and some of you may agree with her. While she was interviewing Christina Aguilera she said “I wanted to do this show because we all have more commonalities than differences. That’s what I want to focus on because everyone is so divided now and I don’t understand.” Then you have someone like Busy, who is unapologetically liberal and feminist, who gets less chances because she makes her viewpoint clear. Didn’t anyone see Late Night? Or just look at the men with popular shows now. Colbert, Meyers and Kimmel all have strong opinions and are good Democrats. I just don’t know what to expect from Drew except her nonsense about being friendly with everyone. Go ahead and yell at me about how awesome Drew is and how I’m being unfair. It’s Friday I can take it.

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  1. SJR says:

    Nope. Not at all interested.

    I like Drew. Santa Clarita Diet was very original and I really enjoyed it.
    But, Drew as herself? Not for me.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, that’s where I am. I enjoy her in roles a lot more than I enjoy her in interviews. I find her kind of grating. She seems to pick decent projects, though – her makeup line seems to do well. I don’t find most of it is a good match for my skin tone or whatever – but I think a lot of people love it.

    • Nahema says:

      Santa Clarita Diet was great but it was all a story. This will be real life Drew and while I think she seems like a kind and well meaning person, I think she lives in her own bubble and I can imagine that lots of accidental and unfortunate moments will come out of this talk show. Keep in mind that her best friend is Nancy Juvonan (Jimmy Fallon’s wife) and they all seem on about the same page in life.

  2. Chelsey says:

    Nah. But SNL could make a decent sketch about it! Who was the one that did a really good impression of her? Do a sketch of Drew being quirky and having her own talk show and call it a day.

    • Carol says:

      Ha!! Well I guess that could be the silver lining. An SNL sketch with Drew, Busy, and Kelly characters. I’d watch that.

      As much as I love Drew, I wouldn’t want to watch a live show with her. I think she would give me a headache. And Busy Phillips show was awful. And Clarkson’s show sounds awful.

  3. StormsMama says:

    Drew is no dummy. She has had successful venture after successful venture. Her makeup, her Netflix show, her home line. She wants to be like Martha Stewart.
    She’s had the same people working with her at flower for over 20 years. Additionally her genius producing partner Nancy is married to Jimmy Fallon (and I am quite sure SHE is why he got that job and figured out how to be good at it). This is not a Kelly Clarkson vanity project. I guarantee you Drew has researched this, studied her role models, and mapped out at least 2-3 seasons of this show. My guess is tho at about 3-5 years (as she is with all projects) she’ll move on bc she’ll get restless. But it’ll be another feather in her cap.
    I think the CBS execs are callling it fresh bc she probably has a fresh take on things and has hired smart forward thinking people to help; along with her existing tight knit group.

    So to summarize: I think this could be good. At least it’ll be exciting and have lots of big names and cross promotion with her other ventures. I think she’ll surprise us. And it’ll work.

  4. AppleTartin says:

    I think Drew is charming and turned her life around (ahem Lindsay) and came out on the other side a strong, successful beautiful woman and mother. I think her show will do well. I will watch it.

  5. Rose says:

    I like her fine but she has that annoying, baby talk, lispy, speech affect. Who wants to listen to that for an hour?

  6. What. . .now? says:

    Nope. Not interested.

  7. Jensies says:

    Hard pass. She’s irritating, with a complete lack of self-awareness or awareness of her privilege. She’ll get cancelled right quick.

  8. olive says:

    nope. she’s pretty obnoxious.

  9. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    Drew Barrymore is my I-do-not-know-why-I-hate-her-celebrity. And I don’t watch talk shows so this is a hard pass for me. I think CB is onto something with the idea that celebrities who are peacemakers and don’t rock the boat are getting these opportunities.

  10. MC2 says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think Drew has been extra spacey, to the point of loopy, lately. This is going to be like Chevy Chase’s show 2.0. Hard pass.

  11. Lena says:

    I remember seeing her on what what happens live and she was a complete embarrassment. Any time I’ve seen or read an interview with her she was completely uninteresting to me so hard pass. Busy Phillips is trying to get someone to pick up her talk show but I’m pretty sure she wants to stay late night and for some reason that has always been a tough slot for women.

    • Mee says:

      Late night is tough slot because networks are run by white men….still. So they think only people who look like them can do late night shows. Women can get on the daytime merry go round where they’ll eventually get knocked off

  12. Nyxcherryzoda says:

    Omg you freakin nailed this! I cannot stand Kelly Clarkson, her, or her show. She’s so ridiculous singing songs for any little thing and acting like she’s got so much advise — like c’mon how dare you even talk over Christina Aguilera. Yes, I was shocked Busy didn’t get a show because she was amazing— her show was so cute and she was always super interested in the guest — genuine interest — not oh-look-at-me-singing-your-song-and-being-you-because-I’m-awesome (Kelly). I hope they cancel her garbage show so that I can stop seeing these cringeworthy videos pop up on my feed. End of rant.

  13. Kate says:

    Love drew, and always have! Super disappointed Santa Clarita diet was cancelled for her to explore these other routes, that show was amazing with so much dynamic character development that blended together in such a funny way. I feel like I need Santa Clarita diet closure! Lol

  14. Meg says:

    Good points
    Women are supposed to be agreeable accommodating and nice, don’t you know? 😠

  15. jenner says:

    Drew has not grown up yet. Hard pass.

  16. Valerie says:

    I’ve always liked her, except for when she made those stupid MeToo comments about being scrappy enough to never be messed with. But I wouldn’t watch this. Just because you like to talk a lot, like Kelly Clarkson, doesn’t mean you’ll make a good host. A good host listens and lets their guest talk!

  17. serena says:

    I totally agree, I wish Busy would get her show back.. it was so good! Meanwhile Drew Berrymore… no, no and no.