Writers for ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Decline to Return After WGA Strike Controversy
The Drew Barrymore Show is once again eying a return, but this time its writers will not be coming back.
All have declined an offer to come back to the show. The show is now looking for other writers to take their place, but the publication notes that the show will comply with the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
Previously, Kinon spoke out about Barrymore's decision to return to filming before the writer's strike had ended. She called the decision "frustrating" and noted that it would only "prolong the strike" at the time.
"I don't see how what I do is different from writing for a scripted show, or writing feature films... which I also do. We're all trying to make a career out of writing, and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) is trying to slowly chip away at that. And they wouldn't have anything without writers; writers are the seed of all of creation," Kinon said.
Barrymore announced that her talk show would be returning before the writer's strike was over in a statement to her Instagram account.
"I own this choice. We are in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind. We launched live in a global pandemic. Our show was built for sensitive times and has only functioned through what the real world is going through in real time," Barrymore shared.
"I want to be there to provide what writers do so well, which is a way to bring us together or help us make sense of the human experience. I hope for a resolve for everyone as soon as possible. We have navigated difficult times since we first came on air. And so I take a step forward to start season 4 once again with an astute humility," she explained.
Her decision was met with a large amount of backlash and the show postponed its return.
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