Drew Barrymore Eying Talk Show Gig – Report
Drew Barrymore is reportedly setting her sights on hosting her own talk show. The Charlie’s Angels star has already added director and producer to her resume, and now sources tell Variety Barrymore is looking to add host by striking a talk show development deal with executives at Warner Bros.
Although there is yet to be a deal in place, Barrymore already has ties to Warner Bros. through her upcoming reality TV series First Dates. She will be the narrator of the program, which follows couples on first dates over the course of one night in a restaurant. At the end of each episode, the ‘daters’ will reveal if they are interested in seeing their partners again. The series, produced by her pal, comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, is based on a U.K. show of the same name. While the potential chat show talks continue, Barrymore is also preparing for another TV role in Netflix’s upcoming comedy Santa Clarita Diet, opposite Timothy Olyphant. The two will play married real estate agents on the series, penned by Better Off Ted writer Victor Fresco. Barrymore is also an executive producer of the show, which is scheduled to debut in 2017. While her professional life is booming, Barrymore’s personal life has gone through a rough patch leading to her divorce from Will Kopelman, her husband for nearly four years. Barrymore and Kopelman, who share daughters Olive, three, and 23-month-old Frankie, announced their split in April.
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