'The Drew Barrymore Show' Plans Return Following Pause over Strike Backlash

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Production on Barrymore's daytime series halted Sept. 17 amid criticism due to the then-ongoing writers' strike

<p>CBS</p> Drew Barrymore is pictured on the set of her namesake talk show,

Drew Barrymore is gearing up to bring back her talk show after strike-related backlash.

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."

Related: Drew Barrymore Removes Apology Video That Addressed Criticism of Her Talk Show Resuming amid Strikes

<p>Taylor Hill/FilmMagic</p> Drew Barrymore attends the 2023 Time100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023 in New York City.

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Drew Barrymore attends the 2023 Time100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023 in New York City.

However, amid calls for a decision reversal over concerns the return went against strike rules, production was put on pause.

"I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over," Barrymore wrote in her statement.

"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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