Head writers decline to return to Drew Barrymore Show

Head writers decline to return to Drew Barrymore Show

Three head writers have declined to return to The Drew Barrymore Show, following the end of the WGA strike.

Barrymore attracted heavy criticism for announcing she would resume production during the strike, a stance she did not proceed with after doubling-down and then deleting her social media posts.

“I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over,” she subsequently posted on Instagram. “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.”

Variety reports three writers Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon and Liz Koe – who shared the position of co-head writer- were offered deals after strike ended bt declined to return.

The talk show is set to return to screens on October 16 (USA). New writers are now being interviewed to replace the trio.

It screens in Australia on the Arena channel.