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Despite Hollywood strikes, Drew Barrymore revives her chat program.

The actress and TV host stated that the show’s resumption would be in accordance with the Sag-Aftra and Writers Guild of America (WGA) strikes.

She stated that the series “may bear my name, but this is bigger than just me.”

The WGA, on the other hand, stated that “the Guild will continue to picket struck shows that are in production during the strike.”

The guild has been on strike since the beginning of May, with actors joining them in July, citing concerns about wages, working conditions, and the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) in the industry.

“The Drew Barrymore Show is a WGA-covered struck television show,” WGA spokesman Jason Gordon told Vanity Fair. It has been off the air since May 2nd, when the strike began, but has now (sadly) decided to return without its authors.”

Although writers will not be working on the show when it returns, Barrymore’s job as a performer on The Drew Barrymore Show is not a breach of current strike guidelines, according to Variety.

This is due to the fact that the CBS show is covered under a different Sag-Aftra contract than the one at issue. Last year, union members renewed and endorsed the deal, which covers talk shows, game shows, variety shows, and soap operas.

When the show returns, Barrymore said it will follow regulations not to “discuss or promote film and television that is struck in any way.”

In May, Barrymore stepped down as host of the MTV Film and TV Awards in solidarity with the WGA strikers.

“It had a direct conflict with what the strike was dealing with, which was studios, streamers, film, and television,” she noted on Instagram.


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