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Series cast summary:
 Oswald Lee Harvey / ... (219 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Drew Carey / ... (217 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Lewis Kiniski / ... (216 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Mimi Bobeck / ... (214 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Kate O'Brien / ... (183 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Nigel Wick / ... (181 episodes, 1996-2004)


Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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It's like real life. Just a whole lot funnier. See more »


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Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Drew Carey Show  »

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(233 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the "Live" episodes, the cast members performed twice, once for the East coast, and once for the West coast. See more »


Mimi Bobeck: You're late.
Drew Carey: I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.
Mimi Bobeck: Remember, lift with the knees.
Drew Carey: You know, I had such a great time with my band last night that even seeing you couldn't affect it. OK, that's not true.
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Crazy Credits

In the eighth season the theme song was performed with a different musical style before each episode. See more »


Referenced in I'm the One That I Want (2000) See more »


Five O'Clock World
(Theme 1996-1997, 2002)
Written and Performed by The Vogues
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28 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show used to one of the best satires of office life, ironically being aired the same year The Kids In The Hall ended. But at some point I watched it and said to myself "what happened?". It was innovative as a comedy, especially the shows where they purposely had something wrong. It was by far the best sitcom I've ever seen, which is saying a lot because I'm not much of a fan of American comedy. But mixing it with Whose Line Is It Anyway ruined it for both shows a bit. Then it became all the things it was set out to make fun of in the first place. Drew accidentily became a bygamist which led to Kate leaving- which is irritatingly stupid of the writers because in the same episode she would not quite belly-aching because she knew Drew would do something foolish. What, she wasn't expecting that?? The worst was the total change in the company. Now that it is the new millenium, it is no longer a satire for office jobs in the nineties, but office jobs in the new millenium. So it changed to having teen owners and Drew having no idea what his job really is. This was where it became the worst sitcom, because it didn't have any good ideas anymore. It used plots which were used by most other sitcomes that didn't even last two seasons: Steve cheated on Mimi, the new owners were fresh out of college, Drew went looking for marriage... on and on. It lost its edge and it stopped being funny. Drew Carey is one of my favorite American comedians, but he really needs to take a break and get that edge back or else his career will be on a decline.

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