Drew Barrymore will soon be bringing her star power to daytime television screens, as she jumps into the daytime talk show arena.
The 44-year old actress and producer is getting her own daytime talk show on CBS Television Distribution after she hit New York to film a pilot for the show back in mid-August. The series is set to launch in the fall of 2020.
“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said in a press release. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”
It sounds as if CBS is just as thrilled to have Barrymore joining the network.
When announcing the news on Thursday, CBS’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer Steve LoCascio called Barrymore “a breath of fresh air” and a “huge star” whose show will “energize” their station’s lineup.
Peter Dunn, CBS’s President of Television Stations, also added, “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.”
Although they have revealed that they are planning to launch the show in the fall of 2020, an actual premiere date or title for the show has not yet been announced.
Aside from headlining, Barrymore will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell.
The news of her new talk show couldn’t have come at a better time. It comes only four months after the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet was canceled following its third season. Barrymore both starred in and executive produced the show.
With this show, Barrymore is the latest star to join other big names that are translating their Hollywood fame into this type of programming.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has already been stocking the green room with snacks and bottled water over at NBC, as she dove into the daytime talk show arena in September with “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” It’s debut earned the highest ratings of any syndicated show in seven years.
Drag queen and television personality RuPaul has also tried his hand at a daytime talk show, when “RuPaul” premiered on selected Fox TV stations in June. The test run lasted for three weeks, but the show has not joined regular daily programming yet.