"The Drew Barrymore Show" Secures Fifth Season Renewal

CBS-owned stations the flagship group for syndication officially renewed "The Drew Barrymore Show" for its fifth season.

The renewal for the 2024-25 season comes three months into the show's fourth run.

Four months prior to the renewal, Drew Barrymore faced criticism for announcing plans to restart the show during the Writers Guild of America Strike.

Barrymore initially declared that the fourth season would begin production without writers, aiming to connect with the audience by providing insights similar to what writers bring.

Facing backlash from Hollywood writers and pickets outside the New York studio, the decision to produce without writers was reversed.

Production was delayed until after the writers' strike concluded.

The fourth season premiered on October 16 without the three Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers from the previous season, who chose not to return.

Since the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike in November, the show featured A-list guests such as Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman.

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