‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Season 4 Premiere Date Announced After Strike Delay, WGA Writers Refuse to Return
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The Drew Barrymore Show is gearing up for its highly anticipated Season 4, but not without its fair share of twists and turns. Fans of the daytime talk show were initially thrilled when Drew Barrymore announced a premiere date of September 18. However, things took an unexpected turn when she decided to postpone the return until the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike concluded.
Drew Barrymore Announces The Drew Barrymore Show Premiere Date
Recently, Drew Barrymore took to Instagram to share the news of the show’s new premiere date, October 16. This decision comes after she received strong backlash for her initial plan to return to the airwaves before the strike had officially ended. In her defense, she had initially stated that the decision was “bigger than me,” but the controversy only escalated.
The backlash intensified as the WGA and fellow actors criticized her move, leading Barrymore to issue a tearful apology video on Instagram, expressing deep remorse for her actions. However, even this gesture faced criticism, causing her to eventually take the video down.
“I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over,” Barrymore wrote. “I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today.”
Despite the turbulence surrounding the show’s return, fans can look forward to a fresh season with exciting additions to the cast. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton will join Barrymore’s News as Co-Anchor alongside Ross Mathews, interior designer Mikel Welch, chef Pilar Valdes, and sustainable living guru Danny Seo.
Writers Decline Return Offers For The Drew Barrymore Show
As The Drew Barrymore Show gears up for its highly-anticipated return on October 16, a significant development has emerged. Three former WGA staffers, Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon, and Liz Koe, who were part of the show’s writing team in the previous season, have declined offers to rejoin the series upon its return.
The show’s management offered new contracts to all three writers as soon as the WGA strike concluded, but their declination forced the show to seek new talent to fill these critical positions. The recruitment process will adhere to the guild’s standards, ensuring compliance with industry norms.
Barrymore’s initial decision to resume the show while the strike was ongoing drew intense criticism from the WGA and the affected writers. Kinon expressed frustration, emphasizing the importance of writers in the industry and their desire to bring the strike to an end. The WGA officially concluded its five-month strike last week, and its members are currently voting on the approval of a new minimum contract, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing industry labor negotiations.