Drew Barrymore lit up the Empire State Building last week to mark the debut of her new talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show.

Barrymore celebrated the moment on her first episode, during the “Drew’s News” opening segment of the show.

“Even though I’m a Cali girl at heart, and I’m thinking of all you West Coasters during these fires, New York is now my adopted home, and this honor means so much to us. Thank you, New York,” she said with an emotional smile.

The show itself has gotten mixed reviews from its first set of viewers – while everyone seems to appreciate Barrymore’s wild authenticity on the show, whether the show tries too hard to be quirky and optimistic has already come into question.

In New York City, the show is airing weekdays on WCBS at 9 a.m. and on WLNY at 8 p.m.