“I didn’t like the idea of being attached to unknown material,” Barrymore said. “I thought ‘What if the scripts come in and I hate them?’ ”
Barrymore conquered that fear when she committed to Netflix’s offbeat comedy “Santa Clarita Diet,” which ended after three seasons last year. Now she’s taking the script in to her own hands as the host and executive producer of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” a syndicated daytime talk show from CBS Television Distribution that has been cleared to launch this fall on stations representing 85% of U.S. TV households.
“I keep calling it ‘Optimism TV,’ ” Barrymore told Variety as she took a break from pitching the show to prospective station buyers at the annual Natpe conference in Miami.
She plans to bring “humor and heart” to a