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Drew Barrymore is staying in the daytime talk show game.
Her self-titled syndicated series has been renewed for a second season, with CBS-owned TV stations serving as the flagship station group. The pickup comes on the heels of a decent ratings bump in the early part of 2021.
“We launched this show in a pandemic, which made for a crazy, wonderful journey I never expected,” said Barrymore, who’s also an executive producer of the show. “This is my dream job, and I feel so lucky to get to do this for another year. I am so grateful to CBS Media Ventures and all our station partners for believing in us.”
The Drew Barrymore Show hasn’t broken into the upper echelon of syndicated talk shows, averaging under 1 million daily viewers most weeks. It has, however, shown improvement recently: Between November and February, it grew by 19 percent in households and 13 percent among women 25-54 in Nielsen’s metered markets.
“Launching a daily syndicated show during a pandemic was a challenge no daytime show has ever had to face, but Drew and everyone on this team turned every obstacle into an opportunity and delivered a big, bright, fun hour of much needed optimism to viewers every day,” said CBS Media Ventures president Steve LoCascio. “The show truly embodies Drew’s spirit, and we’re thrilled to be able to continue to provide our stations and viewers with another high-quality season this fall.”
Barrymore executive produces with Jason Kurtz and Chris Miller.
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