The Drew Carey Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (19,234)

The Drew Carey Show is a sitcom produced by Warner Bros. that aired from 1995 to 2004 on ABC. The show stars Drew Carey as Drew Carey, a fictionalized version of himself, and follows his daily life and workplace antics in Cleveland, Ohio. Carey's character is a working-class, middle-aged man who works at Winfred-Louder, a fictitious department store. Carey's best friend is Lewis, played by Diedrich Bader, and the two frequently engage in humorous but often absurd shenanigans. Ryan Stiles, known for his improv work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, plays Drew's other best friend, a perpetually unemployed man named Oswald who lives with his mother.

Christa Miller plays Kate O'Brien, who initially works as Drew's sworn enemy at Winfred-Louder but eventually becomes his love interest. Kathy Kinney plays Mimi, the office's eccentric makeup-wearing assistant who frequently antagonizes Drew.

Craig Ferguson, who would later go on to host The Late Late Show, plays Nigel Wick, the English-born, sarcastic boss who pushes Drew to his limits. John Carroll Lynch plays Steve Carey, Drew's brother who is a crossdresser and eventually comes out to his family. Cynthia Watros plays Kellie Newmark, Drew's on-again-off-again girlfriend who works in the store's personnel department. Robert Torti plays Jay Clemens, Drew's neighbor who often drops by unannounced.

Other notable recurring characters include Ian Gomez as Larry Almada, a Winfred-Louder employee with a thick accent; Kevin Pollak as Barth Gimble, a daytime talk show host and Drew's arch-nemesis; Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder, the store's owner and Drew's boss; Katy Selverstone as Lisa Robbins, a love interest for Oswald; Jonathan Mangum as Drew's nemesis at Buzz Beer, a brewery he starts with his friends; Kelly Perine as Drew's neighbor, and Marion Ross as Drew and Steve's mother.

The show's humor is often observational and absurd, with Drew frequently acting as the straight man to his friends' antics. Episodes frequently involve workplace politics, romantic entanglements, and run-ins with authority figures. The show also tackles more serious issues, such as addiction, infertility, and sexuality, but often manages to do so with a lighthearted touch.

The Drew Carey Show was praised for its strong comedic cast and its ability to blend slapstick and sarcastic humor. Drew Carey's deadpan delivery and self-deprecating sense of humor were also widely praised. The show's theme song, "Moon Over Parma," was written and performed by Drew Carey and became a popular hit in its own right.

The show lasted for nine seasons and 233 episodes, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1990s and early 2000s. The show's popularity led to numerous guest appearances from other well-known celebrities of the time, including Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, and John Ratzenberger. The show also helped launch the career of Craig Ferguson, who later became a talk show host in his own right.

Overall, The Drew Carey Show is a beloved sitcom that remains a classic in the annals of television history. Its strong cast and sharp writing continue to make it a fan favorite to this day.

The Drew Carey Show is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on September 13, 1995.

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Buzz Beer
22. Buzz Beer
May 8, 1996
When it seems like Drew and his friends will lose their jobs, they develop an idea for a business of their own--making "Buzz Beer."
Drew Gets Motivated
21. Drew Gets Motivated
May 1, 1996
A motivational speaker gives Drew some ideas, which create havoc for Drew at work.
Drew and Kate and Kate's Mom
20. Drew and Kate and Kate's Mom
February 27, 1996
Kate's meddling mother wreaks havoc on Kate's relationship with Jay.
An Atomic Cat Fight
19. An Atomic Cat Fight
February 21, 1996
Drew must decide between Kate, Lisa and Mimi when hiring for a new management position.
Playing a Unified Field
18. Playing a Unified Field
February 14, 1996
When Lisa decides to date other people, Drew dates his wild hairdresser.
The Front
17. The Front
February 7, 1996
Because office dating is prohibited, Drew and Lisa ask Kate and Jay to go with them on their date so that no one will think that they are together.
Drew's New Assistant
16. Drew's New Assistant
January 31, 1996
Mr. Bell assigns Mimi as Drew's personal secretary.
There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God
15. There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God
January 17, 1996
When Drew is mistakenly believed to have been killed in a car accident, he ponders his life's purpose and considers becoming a priest.
Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew
14. Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew
January 10, 1996
Mr. Bell's nephew shows his true personality while training with Drew.
Drew and the Unstable Element
13. Drew and the Unstable Element
January 3, 1996
Drew accidentally hires a criminally-insane applicant and now has to find a way to fire him.
Isomers Have Distinct Characteristics
12. Isomers Have Distinct Characteristics
December 20, 1995
Drew, Mimi and Oswald are forced into duty on the sales floor when the department store employees go on strike at the height of the holiday shopping season.
The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
11. The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
December 13, 1995
Drew's dad pressures him to join his lodge, but Drew is not eager about the idea, especially when he discovers that many of the members are bigots.
Science Names Suck
10. Science Names Suck
December 6, 1995
Drew's birthday party is jeopardized when Kate has a fight with his old school friend who has come for a visit.
Drew and Mrs. Louder
9. Drew and Mrs. Louder
November 29, 1995
Drew's new position as assistant to the store's founder soon turns compromising.
Lewis' Sister
8. Lewis' Sister
November 15, 1995
When Drew tells Lewis that his sister is coming on too strong, it causes some hostility between the two.
Drew in Court
7. Drew in Court
November 8, 1995
Drew defends himself against charges that his cartoon created a hostile workplace.
Drew Meets Lawyers
6. Drew Meets Lawyers
November 1, 1995
Drew resorts to representing himself in a lawsuit pending against him.
No Two Things in Nature Are Exactly Alike
5. No Two Things in Nature Are Exactly Alike
October 18, 1995
Drew's tasteless interoffice cartoon offends an employee.
Nature Abhors a Vacuum
4. Nature Abhors a Vacuum
October 4, 1995
Drew inadvertently terminates Mr. Bell's girlfriend, and Mr. Bell's lecherous attention focuses on Kate.
The Joining of Two Unlikely Elements is a Mixture
3. The Joining of Two Unlikely Elements is a Mixture
September 27, 1995
When Kate becomes depressed about all of her friends getting married, she and Drew have a fake wedding.
Miss Right
2. Miss Right
September 20, 1995
The best candidate for an available position at the store is an attractive female whom Drew likes, but if he hires her, company policy prohibits him from dating her.
1. Pilot
September 13, 1995
Drew meets Mimi for the first time.
Where to Watch The Drew Carey Show
The Drew Carey Show is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Drew Carey Show on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (19,234)