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Production on Barrymore's daytime series halted Sept. 17 amid criticism due to the then-ongoing writers' strike
Following the news of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers' (AMPTP) reaching a tentative deal, effectively ending the ongoing strike, PEOPLE has learned that Barrymore's show is hoping to return in October.
The return of Barrymore's daytime series comes just two weeks after she came under fire for announcing production would resume amid the then-ongoing writers' strike. Barrymore, 48, previously stated on Instagram that her show was "in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind."
"I own this choice," she affirmed.
"I want to be there to provide what writers do so well, which is a way to bring us together or help us make sense of the human experience," she explained. "I hope for a resolve for everyone as soon as possible. We have navigated difficult times since we first came on air. And so I take a step forward to start season 4 once again with an astute humility."
However, amid calls for a decision reversal over concerns the return went against strike rules, production was put on pause.
"I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today," she continued. "We really tried to find our way forward. And I truly hope for a resolution for the entire industry very soon."
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Barrymore's daytime series wasn't the only of the bunch to experience strike-related setbacks. The Talk experienced backlash for planning an early return amid the strike, resulting in an eventual pause in production. Jennifer Hudson also delayed the premiere of her show.
On the other hand, The View has continued without writers. And Sherri Shepherd chose to move forward with her show's return plans, but a COVID-19 diagnosis led to brief production pause, with the show returning less than a week a later on Monday.
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