WGA Slams Drew Barrymore for Talk Show Return Amid Strike

“I want to be there to provide what writers do so well, which is a way to bring us together or help us make sense of the human experience,” she wrote. “I hope for a resolve for everyone as soon as possible. We have navigated difficult times since we first came on air. And so I take a step forward to start season 4 once again with an astute humility.”

However, the WGA spoke out against the decision, stating that the actress’ show is “a WGA covered, struck show that is planning to return without its writers.”

“The Guild has, and will continue to, picket struck shows that are in production during the strike,” their Sept. 10 statement shared to X, formerly known as Twitter, read. “Any writing on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ is in violation of WGA strike rules.

A spokesperson also told The Hollywood Reporter that union members will picket outside of the show’s studios in New York City on Sept. 11 and 12.

The fourth season of the Drew Barrymore Show is set to premiere on Sept. 18.


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