‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ debuted this past Monday and invited her ‘Charlie’s Angels’ co-stars to share the stage with her for the premiere episode.
Down-to-earth now more than ever! Drew is digging herself in to a new venture– daytime talk show host. The actress, producer and business titan has had this show in the works for the past thirteen months. In ‘The Making of The Drew Barrymore Show‘ on YouTube, Barrymore reflects on how COVID-19 had altered the possibility of launch due to the global pandemic.
Adam Sandler had given his support in a ’50 Firsts Dates’ themed video played on the show. If you’ve seen the romantic comedy, you would remember that *spoiler alert* Drew played a woman whose memory would lapse every 24 hours and Sandler played her love interest that would have to continuously remind her of everyday news and events in. After the comedic bit, he would conclude with a sweet message “You’re going to make people so happy everyday, every time they see you…” Sandler says. “I’m lucky that I know you so well. I love you.”
Barrymore joins a slew of other esteemed hosts like Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson and T.V. veterans Ellen DeGenerees and Rachel Ray. But, the ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ star says she is looking to bring her wonderfully “delightful, shiny, yellow, sunshiny circus” to viewers in a not so encouraging time.
What better way to do that than to reunite the ‘angels’? Coincidentally, marking 20 years since the films release in November, this is a reunion that never gets old. Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu sat down (socially distanced) and shared that they have had an on and off-screen friendship for the past 20 years. They spoke about motherhood, invincibility, and of course ‘Charlie’s Angel’ memories. Liu fondly remembered first meeting her co-stars, she says “You guys were so welcoming, I came in and you guys gave me huge hugs.” Diaz and Liu went on later into the interview to voice their support for Barrymore and announce a surprise twist that one of them was in the studio–virtually.
Drew also introduced segments, ‘Drew’s News’ and ‘Designed by Drew’ to appeal audiences with human interests, commonly done amongst talk show television. Her premiere week is star-studded with appearances by Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, Jane Fonda and Billy Porter to name a few.
Considering the experience she has in the entertainment world on and off screen while having her own life being picked and prodded throughout her career, this maybe a win for CBS Television. Barrymore has notoriety in the acting department, bringing that necessary star power to the show while adding her own experiences of marriage, motherhood, business, and personal growth that audiences can identify with.
‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ will air live on weekdays at 9 A.M. Check your local listings for more details on what channel.