The Drew Barrymore Show promises no “mundane questions” that launched 9/14 – Will it be on CBS All Access?

The Drew Barrymore TV show launched Monday 9/14/2020 — yes, a new show launching during the pandemic, yay! — and she virtually and not-so-virtually had her former Charlie’s Angels Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz on, as well as a video message 50 First Dates style from the sandman Adam Sandler.

The hour long daytime talk show airs daily and you can figure out “where to watch” by clicking a link on Drew’s official website (

Based on her own experience in a ton of interviews, she promises no “mundane questions.”

“People are looking to have a different conversation. I think they are looking to if they are putting themselves out there, I assume, to reveal things about them that are not commonly known,” she says of her guests. “I think it is really weird when people choose to do a profession but you can’t know anything about me. It’s like, well, you took the wrong job, it is fair game. Most people want to present their heart and humor, the same thing on this show.”

Drew Barrymore on What to Expect From Her New Talk Show (Exclusive) | Entertainment Tonight

Is this a shot across the bow to Ellen Degeneres, the queen of daytime TV talk that has been under fire for having an alleged behind the scenes toxic work environment? Or is this just a friendly show description?

Neither of us are big on daytime talk shows. I’ve never watched even one full episode of Ellen — ever, but have watched some of her interviews over the years. She has a comfortable interview style that seems to put her guests at ease and it’s softball stuff. Definitely not the kind of hard-hitting, under the covers Howard Stern interview style (love many of Howard’s interviews!). Not sure how Barrymore will do, but will probably check out some of what she’s up to. I’m a fan of Barrymore and would like to see her succeed, if her show doesn’t suck, it just might.

Marketing a new show in 2020

What is curious about Barrymore’s show from a marketing and distribution standpoint — CBS, looking at you — is why it’s not on CBS All Access? Or is it, and I’m just not finding it?

This is bizarre in 2020. Especially considering CBS is trying to expand CBS All Access and make it a more major player in the streaming market (see: CBS All Access Working on Greatly Expanded Library For Release in 2021). Maybe Drew’s show, if it takes off, will be part of this expansion in 2021(?)

Instead, it seems, to watch the show right now, today, launch week, we’ll forced to watch on live TV? That’s not likely to happen often in our household anyway, even though we can watch via Locast (see: How do you access streaming channels on your TV in July 2020?). This is 2020, why didn’t Drew and CBS take care of the cord cutting streamer audience?

Maybe they’ll eventually go with a schedule like The Talk does and have live episodes on traditional TV and archived episodes on streaming (CBS All Access). There is an official Drew Barrymore YouTube channel to subscribe to (21k+ subscribers as of this writing) that already shares clips from the first show, so this might be the way they’re going to roll for awhile. Full show on live TV (and the commercial love), clips on their official YouTube channel and no archival full episodes on streaming.

For those who watched the debut episode of The Drew Barrymore Show: did you enjoy it? Will you be tuning in regularly? Watch a few episodes here and there? Rather see Drew in movies and don’t care? Your perspective is welcome in the comments below.

FUNNY: Drew Barrymore is cool with Weekend At Bernies style treatment for her corpse – What’s your favorite Barrymore role?

Drew Barrymore chomping down on a finger in Santa Clarita Diet [FIRST LOOK] on Netflix

Haven’t said that much about how cool Drew Barrymore is, but she’s working currently on a talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which could be a counter to Ellen and put her a bit in the Howard Stern realm for shock value. The show starts airing September 14, 2020.

In a recent interview on a YouTube show called Hot Ones (part of the First We Feast channel with 9.2+ million subscribers) where she eats increasingly spicier hot wings and takes tougher questions, she confirms a rumor that her grandfather’s body was stolen from the morgue.

She admitted that John’s three friends — Errol Flynn, W.C. Fields, and Sadakichi Hartmann — took his body and actually propped it up at a poker table.

Drew Barrymore confirms rumor that her grandfather’s corpse was ‘stolen’ | Fox News

What’s awesome about Drew’s response, which you can watch below at the 289 second mark, is how she embraces the idea of celebrating death rather than being sad for it.

Drew has been in some good, bad and ugly films, but she’s one of the very small few actors that successfully transitioned from child actor to adult without a career that spiraled into the dirt. I don’t know if this is because she wisely chose better roles, but Drew has been in everything from E.T sci-fi family alien film to The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates romcom opposite Adam Sandler and a bunch of movies in different genres.

My most recent watch of Drew’s talent came with Santa Clarita Diet, see pictured atop, and if you have Netflix — sure you do! — then watching the first few episodes of that crazy show is entertaining. I got a little bored with it after that, but it puts a humorous spin on zombies and showcases Drew’s often eclectic and bizarre sense of humor.

What’s your favorite Drew Barrymore film?

Barrymore is on my shortlist of actresses that I look forward to seeing in movies, whatever she’s doing. Do you also dig Drew? What’s your favorite film of hers? You can look over Drew’s filmography on Wikipedia. Seems hard to believe she’s been starring in films for 40 years?!?! That’s what starting out young in the business will do…