Drew Barrymore Daytime Talk Show – Pilot filming in New York
Another big name could enter the daytime arena, as Drew Barrymore is reportedly filming a pilot for a new talk show in New York this week.according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, for CBS Television Distribution, would potentially premiere during the 2020-2021 television season. In addition to hosting, Barrymore would produce the show.
Best known for her work on the big screen, Barrymore also has a handful of TV credits to her name, most recently with Netflix’s Timothy Olyphant. Santa Clarita Diet, which lasted three seasons (2017-2019). She also provided the voice of Brian’s longtime girlfriend, Jillian Russell, on Fox’s family guy (2005-2013). On the reality side, she recently served as a judge on CBS’ 2019 talent show series The best in the world.
Like THR reports, Barrymore previously attempted to launch a daytime talk show with Warner Bros. TV in 2016, but it never got past early talk.
If Barrymore’s latest attempt airs in 2020, it could face plenty of competition in the already crowded arena. In total, there are over 17 non-soap opera series currently in syndication, with several new ones – including The Kelly Clarkson Show, Judge Jerry and Tamron Hall — join the fray this fall.
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