Maybe Drew Barrymore’s legendary flashing of David Letterman 20 years ago was an audition. Sources confirm to Deadline that the actress is in discussion with Warner Bros TV for a talk show that would launch next year, but no deal is in place.
The show would extend Barrymore’s relationship with WBTV. She is set to narrate NBC’s First Dates, an observational docuseries that looks at multiple real first dates happening over one night at the same Chicago restaurant. It will be produced by Shed Media, which is part of Warner Bros. TV’s alternative department, and Ellen DeGeneres’ WBTV-based A Very Good Production. No premiere date is set.
Barrymore also stars with Timothy Olyphant in Netflix’s upcoming Santa Clarita Diet, They play husband-and-wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in an L.A. suburb, until she goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way. It launches next year on the streaming service.
Barrymore also has ventured into TV production recently. She is an EP on Esquire’s cooking competition series Knife Fight and did the same for VH1’s Tough Love franchise. She also was an executive producer on ABC’s short-lived Charlie’s Angels reboot. Her recent film credits include Miss You Already, Blended and Going the Distance.