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The Drew Carey Show 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Drew Carey ...  Drew Carey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Diedrich Bader ...  Oswald Lee Harvey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Kathy Kinney ...  Mimi Bobeck Carey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Ryan Stiles ...  Lewis Kiniski / ... 232 episodes, 1995-2004
Craig Ferguson ...  Nigel Wick / ... 185 episodes, 1996-2004
Christa Miller ...  Kate O'Brien / ... 184 episodes, 1995-2004
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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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The face of comedy. With a body to match. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Drew Carey Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(233 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In one episode, Greg Clemens said to the gang, "Even the Clampetts picked up and moved to Beverly". Diedrich Bader played Jethro and Jethrene in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993). See more »

Quotes

[Mimi is wearing a Medieval dress]
Drew Carey: Well, well, well. If it isn't queen Isafella.
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In the eighth season the theme song was performed with a different musical style before each episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

The episode "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk Into a Bar" was deemed offensive to Polish people due to its storyline where Mimi prepares to meet the king of Poland. The syndicated version of this episode cuts Mimi's storyline entirely and reuses an intro from an older episode to fit the time missing. See more »

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Cleveland Rocks
(Theme 1997-2001)
Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Written by Ian Hunter
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ABC killed this show
3 February 2005 | by udkyleSee all my reviews

I was a big fan of the show when it was on, and I've been watching a lot of the episodes again in syndication. Drew Carey was always a funny stand up. The cast was great...Ryan Stiles and Diedrich Baker are two very underrated guys in playing comedy, and Craig Ferguson was always fun to watch.

Maybe the show ran its course and it was smart for Drew to close it out on a high note, and wrap the series up nicely with a final episode, but I can't help but think that ABC killed this show.

The show was a staple of the network for so many years, and it finally began to slip in the ratings a little and ABC got worried to quickly and juggled it around to a bunch of different time slots. Add that with the reality TV craze, and a show like the Drew Carey Show which I think cost quite a bit to produce became obsolete very quickly.

That's a nice thank you after the show and the show's main actor did a lot to help the network.

A lot of people peg Christa Miller leaving the show as the down turn. I don't think so. Cynthia Watros was did a decent job for having to come in 7 years into a series and take over the lead actress role. The series was still funny and could have been had ABC left it alone.

Sadly, the final season was run completely out of order with large gaps in between air time which made it nearly impossible to keep track of.

Hopefully, they'll release it on DVD to give this very underrated and funny show a proper sendoff.


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