'THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW' CLEARED IN 85% OF THE COUNTRY
New Daytime Talk Show To Launch in Fall 2020
MIAMI - JANUARY 21, 2020 - CBS Television Distribution has cleared "The Drew Barrymore Show" in 85 percent of the country, it was announced today by Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating Officer of CBS Television Distribution.
The daytime talk show, hosted by actress Drew Barrymore, will launch nationwide in fall 2020. Joining the CBS Television Stations, which had previously signed on to anchor the launch of the new show in major markets, are stations from the Nexstar, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Weigel Broadcasting, Scripps, Gray Television, Tegna, Meredith and Mission Broadcasting station groups.
"The response from the station community has been overwhelming," said Jonathan Bingaman, Executive Vice President of Sales, CTD. "Stations have really stepped up to support 'The Drew Barrymore Show,' and we can't wait to bring the show to life this fall."
"The Drew Barrymore Show" will be produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Drew Barrymore, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers.
About Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore was born in Culver City, Calif., into a revered acting family that includes, among many others, her grandfather John Barrymore. She started performing in commercials before her first birthday. At age 6, she was chosen by director Steven Spielberg to co-star as Gertie in "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial."
In 1995 she created her own production company, Flower Films, with partner Nancy Juvonen. Their first film was the 1999 comedy "Never Been Kissed," followed by the box office hit "Charlie's Angels" in 2000. Firmly established as a production powerhouse, Flower Films subsequently produced the features "50 First Dates," cult favorite "Donnie Darko," "Duplex," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Music and Lyrics," "Fever Pitch," "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Whip It" (which she directed and appeared in).
Barrymore won a 2009 Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as fallen heiress Edith Bouvier Beale in the lauded HBO production of "Grey Gardens." Most recently, she starred in and executive produced the Netflix original series "Santa Clarita Diet" for three seasons.
In addition to her lengthy entertainment career, Barrymore is also an entrepreneur who created a successful lifestyle brand, Flower by Drew, in 2013 that has grown to include beauty products, a home line, and an eyewear collection.
About CBS Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library. CTD handles the domestic television distribution of popular off-network product from CBS Television Studios, CBS News and Showtime. The division also handles national barter advertising sales for Debmar-Mercury's and Fox's first-run syndicated programming, and operates Dabl, the new multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network (www.dabl.com). CTD is part of the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.