Daytime Talk Shows are Pushing Their Premiere Dates Due to Writers Stike

Drew Barrymore at the Los Angeles Beautycon Festival in 2008
Drew Barrymore at the Los Angeles Beautycon Festival in 2008. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9761844gk)

Many highly-anticipated TV shows and movies were put on hold due to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood, and daytime talk shows are now following suit. Despite their initial plans to return this fall, several daytime talk show hosts announced their decision to stay off the air out of solidarity with striking writers.

The Drew Barrymore Show

Drew Barrymore came under fire after it was announced her talk show would return this fall without the writers, but she quickly changed her tune. Barrymore recently released an official statement, saying she’ll pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over.

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Jennifer Hudson is another celebrity with her own talk show who’ll take a break from hosting this fall. Hudson’s talk show was supposed to return on September 18, just like Barrymore’s, but she also decided to pause production and push the show’s premiere date due to the strike.

The Talk

The Talk is one of CBS’s most popular daytime talk shows, but it won’t be around this fall—at least until the WGA strike is over. The network released an official statement announcing they’re pushing the show’s release date and said they “will continue to evaluate plans for a new launch date”.