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"The Drew Barrymore Show" Kicks-Off "The Art of The Interview" Digital Series with "CBS This Morning" Co-Host Gayle King





The Drew Barrymore Show” Premieres Monday, September 14th



(August 13, 2020, New York, NY) – “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the one-hour nationally syndicated daytime show hosted by Drew Barrymore, kicks-off “The Art of The Interview” digital series with “CBS This Morning” Co-Host Gayle King.


As she steps into her new role as daytime host, Drew sits down for one-on-one in-depth conversations with hosts who inspire her including Gayle King, Andy Cohen, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg and Sean Evans.


Drew and Gayle have a candid conversation about parenting, dating, divorce and more.  Watch the full interview here:

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Drew Reveals Her New Show Will Be Taped Live

Drew: I really fought to be live.

Gayle: Hey are you going to be live? Oh, Drew that’s the best.

Drew: I’m so excited.

Gayle: You know why that’s the best, because it happens in real time. Whatever happens, happens. Even if stuff is going to hell in a hand basket it’s okay. When all else fails you can go to commercial break but I like that you can be topical and there is always something going on in the news to talk about….

Drew: I fought very hard for it. 

Gayle: That shows confidence Drew Barrymore, that you want to be live. That’s confidence girl, I’m impressed.

Drew: Thank you. Gayle’s impressed!

Gayle: I’m impressed. The problem is people are still trying to look at how Oprah did her show and I think you have to throw everything up, start from scratch and come up with something that’s new and different and going live gives you the opportunity to do that. 


Drew on Why Gayle Is One of Her Parenting Icons

Drew: You are one of my parenting icons. 

Gayle: Oh parenting icons. I love being a mother though Drew, you must too. I loved every single stage and still do. 

Drew: You wrote something in your book that made me burst into tears this morning, ‘Maybe you would choose to concentrate on how to manage life’s big relationships. Imagine being able to send that word, that marriage gets complicated and that sometimes the decision to stick it out or to leave is the best one you will make in life.’

Gayle: It’s true.

Drew: I think the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life and ever will was that choice because I too wanted that perfect family. That four top for life. The double date. And so to have the opposite experience for my children then I had and it was as if I made the ultimate promise of my life and I wasn’t keeping it, and it was the hardest decision I’ve ever made in my life. 

Gayle: You know back in the day people would stay together for ‘the sake of the children,’ but what message does that send to the children? That you should be miserable and stay in a relationship? I think everybody deserves to be happy. This is what I realized as long as kids feel love and secure they will be okay. As long as they know they have the both of you and don’t have to choose sides. You never want them to feel they have to choose sides or if they love their dad it’s a slight against you or vice versa. They will really be okay. 


Gayle Reveals ‘Huge Opportunity’ She Passed On For The Sake Of Her Kids

Drew: You also chose to stay in the same city and I have such respect for that. I moved from California to New York so that the girls would be 10 blocks from their dad and not across the country. 

Gayle: I get it. Listen, this is the thing Drew, this was way back when Oprah had her show and she was talking about giving the show up because she wanted to go into acting. She wanted to act full time because she loved acting. Her plan was, ‘You move to Chicago and we will incorporate you into the show for a year, so that at the end of the year then I can sort of pass the baton.’ Imagine, a huge opportunity, I was really excited about that. And the kids were, we were divorced, so the kids were still young and then I realized that that wouldn’t be fair to them. It would be great for me, really great for me but that wouldn’t be fair to them. So in the end I decided to not take her up on that offer. But favorite daughter Kirby and favorite son Will, their well-being to me was more important than whatever career opportunity I could have had at the time, and I don’t regret that. You probably don’t either, do you moving?

Drew: Ultimately, I ended up finding my way, tremendous happiness, a wonderful group of friends, a life that was conducive. The thing that gave me the most happiness was though I couldn’t control making a marriage that didn’t work, work; and the failure and the guilt. It took me down for five years, I couldn’t function. It was as if I was letting them down. 

Gayle: But you’re not letting them down. You know I had a husband that didn’t believe in monogamy, I happen to think that’s important in a marriage. You’re not really letting them down because you’re still their mother, he’s still their father and you are still going to raise them with an abundance of love, so you’re not letting them down. 

Drew: Thank you, it is amazing to hear that from my parenting icon. The one thing I knew I could control was if I put my compass, my north star in their best interest that no matter what happened, everything would be okay.


Gayle & Drew on Dating

Gayle: Do either of you have significant others in your lives?

Drew: I have not recovered…I have the kids at their ages my cup runneth over. I don’t real have the bandwidth or the interest. I’m so exhausted and it’s like kids, work, friends, the OG friends. 

Gayle: I know I go yeah, yeah, yeah but I say it’s hard out here for a pimp in terms of the struggle is real in terms of dating. I always say when you meet the right one, your cup runneth over, your plate is full but I’ll move a little mashed potatoes over and move the string beans over and I will figure it out.

Drew: Well no one has made me want to move my mashed potatoes just yet. 

Gayle: Yeah, me too. 

Drew: But I love dating. I love romance. I am the ultimate non-cynic and I am obsessed with love and relationships because. 

Gayle: Me too, I love love and I love a good love story.



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“The Drew Barrymore Show” is optimism TV, bringing information, inspiration, and entertainment to the daytime audience this fall.  Known world-wide for her infectious brand of humor and positivity, host Drew Barrymore will share her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way. Drew’s creating a movement to march in the army of optimism with a multi-topic format. She will elevate, inspire and entertain in every area and in every segment from human interest stories to happy news to lifestyle segments and celebrity guests.


The one-hour nationally syndicated daytime show is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and filmed in New York City. Drew Barrymore, Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell and Jason Kurtz are executive producers.


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