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Drew Barrymore postpones talkshow’s return amid writers’ strike backlash

Actor’s decision to halt daytime show until labour issues are resolved has snowball effect, with The Talk and The Jennifer Hudson Show also postponing restart

Drew Barrymore, who drew criticism for taping new episodes of her daytime talkshow despite the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes, now says she’ll wait until the labour issues are resolved. Hours later, another CBS talkshow, The Talk, also decided to delay its return.

“I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over,” Barrymore posted on Instagram on Sunday. “I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today. We really tried to find our way forward. And I truly hope for a resolution for the entire industry very soon.”

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