Nothing has been signed yet, but a new syndicated talk show starring Drew Barrymore is reportedly close to a deal with Hearst Television to carry the show on many of its stations. The project is in the works at Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
“Multiple sources say Hearst Television has agreed, or is close to agreeing, to carry the syndicated Drew Barrymore vehicle on ‘a large number’ of its stations,” TVNewsCheck reports. “While a syndicated weekday talk show headlined by Barrymore has been talked about for months, it has now moved closer to reality since WBDTD is out there pitching it, sources tell TVNewsCheck.”
Hearst wasn’t commenting, but the report notes: “Hearst’s interest in a Barrymore talk show could stem from her long association with Hearst as a celebrity who has been covered by — and appeared on covers of — the company’s women’s magazines, one source speculated. In addition to acting in movies, Barrymore, 41, runs her own cosmetics company, Flower Beauty.”