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Drew Barrymore might be one of the most beloved figures in Hollywood, but this week, her reputation has taken a scabby turn.
As confirmed by its host on Tuesday, The Drew Barrymore Show is set to return to CBS Monday, September 18, in spite of the fact that its unionized writers have been on strike since May 1. Some of those writers are now picketing outside the show’s production studio in New York. (A representative for Barrymore did not respond to the Daily Beast’s request for comment.)
This about-face feels especially surprising coming from Barrymore, who bowed out of hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards ceremony this spring in deference to the strike. “We were really proud of that decision,” Drew Barrymore Show head writer Cristina Kinon told the Daily Beast. In light of that former solidarity, Kinon added, the show’s impending Season 4 return came as a surprise.