Foxtel has announced that it has secured the Australian rights to The Drew Barrymore Show, which will bring viewers optimism, information, and inspiration to Fox Arena, weeknights from Monday February 1. The rights for the show were acquired through a deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
In a world where the news cycle can feel overwhelming, The Drew Barrymore Show strives to be a place viewers can find light and laughter. Barrymore hosts the show, with segments that reflect her personal passions including upbeat news, human interest stories, lifestyle segments, and celebrity guest interviews.
As a lead in to the Express episodes and to kick off the series on Fox Arena, the premiere episode will air February 1 at 7.30pm AEDT, featuring a “Charlie’s Angels” reunion with guests Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu reuniting with host Drew Barrymore, nearly 20 years since the blockbuster film premiered. Drew also reunites with long-time friend and co-star Adam Sandler.
“From news to pop culture, human interest to comedy- we can have those amazing discussions that we need to have in order to grow,” Barrymore said. “I love exploring everything and finding our way to beauty and wisdom as well as to the heart and humour in life. I want to reach for an intelligent optimism and just have some fun while doing so.”
Group General Manager of LifeStyle and Fox Arena, Wendy Moore, said that “Drew Barrymore is loved by Australian women, her honest, authentic, and down-to-earth approach to her life has endeared her to all of us. The Drew Barrymore Show reflects what women want for ourselves today and we are so excited that we can bring the show to Australia for our Foxtel viewers.”
The Drew Barrymore show features segments, “Designed by Drew”, one of the show’s signature segments and “Drew’s News,” a topical segment where Barrymore and her guest break down some of the day’s stories from pop culture to human-interest. Funny, informative and inspiring, these stories are curated and shared through Barrymore’s personal lens of heart, humour and optimism.