The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)

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Series cast summary:
 Oswald Lee Harvey / ... (217 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Drew Carey / ... (216 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Lewis Kiniski / ... (215 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Mimi Bobeck / ... (213 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Kate O'Brien / ... (182 episodes, 1995-2004)
 Nigel Wick / ... (180 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 <>

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The face of comedy. With a body to match. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drew Carey Show  »

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(233 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series finale's ending is a remake of the pilot's ending but with a small twist. In the pilot Kate, Oswald, and Lewis watch Drew from his kitchen window as he plays pool and in the finale it's Lewis, Oswald, Mr. Wick, Mimi, Kellie, and Drew Jr who are watching Drew. Both endings include Drew playing pool outside in the rain, in his yellow rain jacket, humming "Moon Over Parma". See more »


[Lewis's mother just told Drew that Lewis has an I.Q. of 162]
Drew Carey: I'm going to have to tell him. Maybe now, he'll know why he has so much trouble connecting with people. I just hope he takes it well.
[cut to an outside shot of Drew's house]
[laughs hysterically]
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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 Howard Stern on Demand: Christa Miller (2006) See more »


Cleveland Rocks
(Theme 1997-2001)
Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Written by Ian Hunter
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A Cut Above
31 July 2004 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

I don't usually like shows starring stand-up comics. They end a great comics career and usually aren't acted that well. Drew Carey is different. Every part is played pitch perfect and it has good, plausible storylines.

The show went downhill after Kate and Oswald broke up, but that happens with all shows. The Mimi/Steve pairing was well-played and emotionally fulfilling. I'm not much of a fan of Drew/Kate and the show would have been better without it. Wick is the strongest character, albeit cartoonish. But the whole show is.

My favorite episode would be when they attempted to win an Emmy. It was the epitome of the show-goofy.

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