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Drew Barrymore defies Hollywood cancel culture and resumes talk show

Drew Barrymore will resume her daytime talk show despite the ongoing strikes in Hollywood.

In a statement shared to social media, the actress justified her decision, writing, “To be clear, our talk show actually wrapped on April 20th so we never had to shut down the show. However, I am also making the choice to come back for the first time in this strike for our show, that may have my name on it but this is bigger than just me,” the actress shared.

“I own this choice,” she continued. “We are in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind. We launched live in a global pandemic. Our show was built for sensitive times and has only functioned through what the real world is going through in real time.”

Wendy McMahon, president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures, was pleased by the announcement, sharing in a statement to Fox News Digital, “I am so excited to see what Drew has in store for season four.”

“From launching during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to successfully pivoting to a groundbreaking half-hour format, this show has demonstrated spectacular resilience and creative agility on its journey to becoming the fastest-growing show in daytime. We couldn’t have a better partner in Drew Barrymore and look forward to bringing our fans and station clients alike new episodes this fall,” she added.

A representative for Barrymore did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Fox News Digital’s Julia Bonavita contributed to this report.

Caroline Thayer is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Follow Caroline Thayer on Twitter at @carolinejthayer. Story tips can be sent to


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