Whereas CBS lately introduced that “The Drew Barrymore Present” will likely be returning with new episodes on September 18, host Drew Barrymore took to Instagram to clarify her stance on the continuing Writers Guild of America, or WGA, strike.
The discuss present host defined in her social media publish that whereas she backed out of internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards a number of months in the past, she’s decided to go forward with the brand new season of her present as a result of “that is greater than simply me.”
Drew Barrymore Speaks Out On Her Choice To Cross The Picket Line
Barrymore addressed the scenario and why she’s determined to return again through the strike.
“I made a option to stroll away from the MTV, movie and tv awards as a result of I used to be the host and it had a direct battle with what the strike was coping with which was studios, streamers, movie, and tv. It was additionally within the first week of the strike and so I did what I believed was the suitable factor on the time to face in solidarity with the writers,” her Instagram announcement reads.
“And to be clear, our discuss present really wrapped on April twentieth so we by no means needed to shut down the present. Nonetheless, I’m additionally making the selection to return again for the primary time on this strike for our present, that will have my title on it however that is greater than simply me.”
The “50 First Dates” actress continued to clarify why she’s determined to “take a step ahead to begin season 4.”
“Our present was constructed for delicate instances and has solely functioned by means of what the actual world goes by means of in actual time,” she continued. “I wish to be there to supply what writers accomplish that effectively, which is a method to carry us collectively or assist us make sense of the human expertise.”
Shortly after Barrymore shared her announcement, many took to the feedback to go away their ideas. At fast look, nearly all of feedback are constructive, supportive, and grateful.
“MOTHER DREW DOES IT AGAIN!” one remark reads.
One other follower shared, “You’re serving to maintain your staffs’ rents paid and meals on the desk! Good for you! 👏👏👏”
One other individual thanked Barrymore by writing, “Thanks for sticking by your morals and beliefs it doesn’t matter what!”
One fan reminded the discuss present host that she’s wanted throughout robust instances. “We want you on TV Drew…you assist get us all by means of the robust instances. 💗💗💗”
WGA Spokesperson Speaks Out On “The Drew Barrymore Present” Return Regardless of The Strike
Jason Gordon, WGA spokesperson, lately spoke with Vanity Fair about “The Drew Barrymore Present” returning to tv through the strike.
“‘The Drew Barrymore Present’ is a WGA-covered struck tv present. It has stayed off the air for the reason that strike started on Might 2nd, however has now (sadly) determined to return with out its writers,” he informed Vainness Truthful. “The Guild has, and can proceed to, picket any struck present that continues manufacturing through the length of the strike.”
Writers will likely be current on the CBS Broadcast Middle in New York Metropolis beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 when viewers members will likely be welcomed into Barrymore’s studio for tapings. Barrymore, her workers and viewers members must cross a WGA picket line to attend the tapings.
What in regards to the present’s celeb visitors? Members of the Display screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have been on strike since mid-July, however they’re allowed to seem on discuss reveals so long as they don’t promote any work distributed, produced, or financed by studios or streaming platforms which might be a part of the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP).
Whereas it hasn’t been introduced which celeb visitors will likely be on Barrymore‘s present this season, it’s been reported that her co-hosts will likely be returning. Ross Matthews, chef Pilar Valdes, sustainable life-style knowledgeable Danny Website positioning, inside designer Mikel Welch will likely be returning, in addition to some new additions to the present together with celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton.
There will even be a brand new section specializing in ladies’s well being titled, “Take Care All over the place.” Barrymore and The Menopause Bootcamp founder Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz will reply questions that individuals could also be too embarrassed to debate with their medical doctors.
The primary episode of season 4 of “The Drew Barrymore Show” airs on CBS on Monday, Sept. 18.