The Drew Barrymore Show is returning, but at least three writers won’t be joining the staff.
The show will return on October 16, and the show’s three WGA writers, Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon and Liz Koe, turned down an offer to return with the show, via THR.
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The production is now interviewing new writers and will comply with the guild, the outlet adds.
The trio of women share the title of co-head writer and have been on the series since its first season, and were seen picketing outside Drew’s Manhattan studio for several days, holding signs that read, “Honk if you want.” . [love] union work” or “Drew’s News: Strikes.”
Drew’s initial decision to return sparked a lot of backlash. And after a tearful apology video, which he quickly deleted, he finally decided to halt production of the show until the strikes were over.
“I have listened to everyone and I am making the decision to pause the premiere of the program until the strike is over,” he said at the time.