FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JASON KURTZ NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
OF ‘THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW’
NEW YORK – APRIL 23, 2020 – Veteran producer Jason Kurtz has been named executive producer of CBS Television Distribution’s “The Drew Barrymore Show,” the new, syndicated daytime talk show debuting in Fall 2020, it was announced today by Elaine Bauer Brooks, Executive Vice President of Development, CTD.
“We are thrilled to have Jason on board ‘The Drew Barrymore Show,’” Bauer Brooks said.
“He not only has an enormous amount of daytime experience, but Jason is an incredibly creative producer, who immediately connected with the unique spirit of this show.”
“It’s an honor to join Drew, CBS Television Distribution and this incredible team,” Kurtz said. “From my first meeting with Drew, I totally understood her vision and immediately saw the successful path ahead. Drew’s talent, perspective, and passion will make this show a destination for daytime viewers.”
Kurtz, who will also serve as showrunner, joins “The Drew Barrymore Show” from NBCUniversal Entertainment where he spent the last three years creating and piloting several first-run, cable and digital concepts under a development deal. Previously, he was the showrunner and executive producer of “Harry,” the daytime talk show hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. from NBCUniversal Domestic Television.
An award-winning producer, Kurtz has had a long career in daytime television. He was the co-creator and co-executive producer for NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s daytime show, “Steve Harvey,” launching the show in 2012. During his four seasons there, “Steve Harvey” won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Talk Show Informative.
Kurtz began his career as a talent assistant on the Emmy Award-winning “Rosie O'Donnell Show,” and boasts credits including “The Nate Berkus Show,” “The Queen Latifah Show,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and “The Tony Danza Show,” amongst others.
“The Drew Barrymore Show” will launch nationwide in Fall 2020 on local television stations. Anchored by the CBS Television Stations, the show is sold to all major station groups in more than 95 percent of the country. The daytime talk show, hosted by actress Drew Barrymore, will be produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Drew Barrymore, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are also executive producers.
About CBS Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library. CTD handles the domestic television distribution of popular off-network product from CBS Television Studios, CBS News and Showtime. The division also handles national barter advertising sales for Debmar-Mercury's and Fox's first-run syndicated programming, and operates Dabl, the new multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network (www.dabl.com). CTD is part of the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
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