Drew Barrymore is, allegedly, having second thoughts about her upcoming talk show.
A spokesperson for The Drew Barrymore Show, reportedly, confirmed that the program will still premiere in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. But since Barrymore won’t have live audiences in the studio, the former child star is, allegedly, worried that her show won’t be successful. However, no concrete pieces of evidence can confirm that these hearsays are correct as of this writing.
“Drew went into this with high hopes until the Hollywood shutdown banished live audiences from all the talk shows. Test shows proved Drew’s big secret weapon was her heart-to-heart interactions with her studio audience, who were die-hard fans!” the source told National Enquirer.
Drew Barrymore won’t have live audiences
The insider also claimed that Barrymore’s interactions with her fans were what made for some great TV moments.
“But it’s now looking like she’ll have no audience when she starts filming her real shows on Aug. 1, thanks to COVID-19 guidelines. Drew’s afraid the interviews will be lame. She knows she doesn’t have the same gift of gab that Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Clarkson are known for and is afraid she’ll come off looking boring!” the source said.
The insider also said that no one knows how Barrymore’s show will look, sound, or feel like without a studio audience.
However, one should take the claims about Drew Barrymore and her talk show with a grain of salt. After all, the actress hasn’t said anything about her alleged worries.
Barrymore has been in the industry for decades. And she also has a dedicated fan base. As such, it is unlikely for her to be comparing herself with DeGeneres and Clarkson.
Everyone’s excited to work with Drew Barrymore
Earlier this year, Steve LoCascio, the chief operating and financial officer of CBS Global Distribution Group, released a statement about Barrymore.
“Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air – her show will energize any station’s lineup. We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020,” he said via Variety.
Peter Dunn, the president of CBS Television Stations, is also excited to work with the 50 First Dates star.
“We are very excited to be in business with Drew Barrymore and have our stations serve as the launch group for a show that is the brightest prospect I have seen in many years. We look forward to giving Drew and our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution our full support to help this show strike gold with our audience and advertisers,” he said.
Drew Barrymore also said that the opportunity to headline her talk is beyond her wildest dreams. This statement proves that she’s excited about her upcoming gig.