Drew Barrymore to return amid writer's strike. Which other daytime talk shows will follow?

Drew Barrymore is resuming her daytime talk show, even as the Hollywood writers' and actors' strikes show no signs of quick resolution.

New York-based Barrymore, who says she completed last season's episodes on April 20, two weeks before the Writers Guild of America strike began May 2, is back in action this week on new episodes, despite pulling out as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards in May. Now, the syndicated "Jennifer Hudson Show" and CBS' "The Talk" are expected to resume production too, with new episodes airing Sept. 18, say executives familiar with plans who declined to publicly confirm them. All will do so without using WGA writers.

"I own this choice," she wrote in an Instagram post Sunday, for a show "that may have my name on it, but this is bigger than just me," and will put a large production staff back to work, apparently as its star improvises without writers. The WGA announced plans to picket her studio on Manhattan's West 57 Street.

Drew Barrymore, pictured at an awards gala in April 2023, is resuming production on her daytime talk show amid a prolonged Writers Guild of America strike, but says she "owns this choice."

But not all talk shows are the same: Some have remained in production, while others, in both daytime and late night are expected to remain "dark" for the duration. (And "Jeopardy!," which employs WGA writers, will recycle old clues to remain on the air; the show's 40th season begins Monday.)

Here's a look at the status of some of the top talk-show players.

For 'The View,' 'Kelly and Mark' and 'Tamron Hall,' it's business as usual

ABC's female-led panel talk show and Disney's syndicated "Tamron" are produced by ABC's News division, which employs writers under a separate contract that's not affected of the strike. They will continue to produce new episodes. Similarly, Disney-owned "Live with Kelly and Mark" has aired through much of the summer: Its hosts chat off the cuff and do not employ striking workers. "Sherri Shepherd" next week also begins its second season; like the others, she doesn't employ WGA workers.

Jennifer Hudson's daytime talk show, shut down when the WGA strike began May 2, is plotting a return Sept. 18.

'Jennifer Hudson,' 'The Talk' went off the air, but are now planning a return

CBS' panel show "The Talk" and Warner Bros. syndicated show starring singer and actress Jennifer Hudson are planning to resume shows that shut down in May, as the WGA strike began, in the wake of Barrymore's move, said executives familiar with plans who were unauthorized to reveal them publicly. Both are expected to be back on the air next week.

Kelly Clarkson,' planning move to New York, remains shuttered (for now)

No word on the status of NBC Universal's "Kelly Clarkson," whose return in complicated by a planned relocation from Los Angeles to New York amid complaints of a toxic workplace environment.

'Rachael Ray,' 'Dr. Phil' canceled

Rachael Ray and Phil McGraw's long-running daytime talk shows were canceled in May, amid a challenging ratings and advertising climate.

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Jimmy Kimmel, who's hosted ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" since 2003, is among late-night hosts unemployed during a protracted writers' strike. Kimmel and his counterparts have started a Spotify podcast to raise money for their staffs.

'SNL,' Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert and other late-night shows still shut down

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" remains shut down, and canceled three planned May shows as the strike began. Late-night talk shows, including ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," NBC's "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers," CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" all remain off the airThere is precedent for such shows returning amid a strike: In January 2008, during the last WGA strike, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien resumed episodes without their writing staffs, as a way to keep other production staff members employed, while David Letterman and others signed separate agreements with the union that allowed their writers to continue working. But there is no sign of a similar movement this time around. Instead, the five major hosts have banded together to start a Spotify podcast, proceeds from which will go to their unemployed staffs.

Strike rules prevent actors from plugging most TV and movie projects

The strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) prohibits members from plugging any movies and TV shows produced under contracts with major studios, TV networks and streamers, on other TV shows or even on social media. The prohibition is especially crippling to the late-night shows (and publicists) who depend on the free promotion. As a result, talk shows that remain in production have been forced to pivot away from such celebrity interviews to avoid strike rules prohibiting such promotion.

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