Drew Barrymore is joining the daytime arena. CBS Television Distribution has given the go ahead for Barrymore's talk show to head to the airwaves in the fall of 2020. Deadline is reporting CBS television stations have signed on to launch the new show, where they represent 38% of the U.S.
This news comes after it was reported in August that Barrymore shot a pilot in New York for a possible talk show. Barrymore said in a released statement,
It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show. I'm truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.
Barrymore's pickup is the second chat fest that is slated for fall of next year. It was announced in September that Nick Cannon nabbed a talk show as well which will join Barrymore's, but under Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, and has yet to reveal the station clearances.
President of CBS TV Stations Peter Dunn stated on Barrymore's show,
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.