- Network: ABC
- Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1995
- Starring: Drew Carey, Christa Miller-Lawrence, Diedrich Bader
This long-running sitcom stars comedian Drew Carey as a sort of blue-collar everyman. The show chronicles Drew's working life, the ups and downs of his romances and his strong relationship with his long-time friends Lewis, Oswald and Kate.
Episodes: 233 Color Episodes ABC BroadcastThis long-running sitcom stars comedian Drew Carey as a sort of blue-collar everyman. The show chronicles Drew's working life, the ups and downs of his romances and his strong relationship with his long-time friends Lewis, Oswald and Kate.
Episodes: 233 Color Episodes
ABC Broadcast History:
September 1995 - May 1996: Wednesday 8:30
May 1996 - September 1996: Tuesday 8:30
August 1996 - November 1996: Wednesday 9:30
December 1996 - May 2002: Wednesday 9:00
September 2002 - October 2002: Monday 8:00
November 2002 - November 2002: Friday 9:00
December 2002 - January 2003: Friday 9:30
June 2003 - July 2003: Wednesday 9:00/9:30
August 2003 - September 2003: Wednesday 9:30
June 2004 - September 2004: Wednesday 9:00/9:30
(Simulcast in HDTV on ABC beginning with the 2001-2002 season)… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy
Carey himself is a fidgety guy. He doesn't just deliver a line — he kind of dances around it, shifting his weight from one foot to the other. At first I found this, combined with his habit of looking down and grinning fixedly when he speaks to someone, pretty annoying. But his lines are so amusing and his timing so sharp that I've come to like Carey's anti-acting style.
"The Drew Carey Show" bucks all the prevailing sitcom trends and does it endearingly. [17 Sep 1995]
One of the best of the new crop of sitcoms, a sort of low-rent, anti-glamour Friends, featuring a sharp-witted, likable and hilariously self-deprecating guy. [13 Sep 1995]
Whether [Carey] can stretch beyond his stand-up work and move to another level, as have such comics-turned-sitcom-stars as Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Butler and Roseanne, remains to be seen.
Carey is likable enough, but The Drew Carey Show needs polishing if it's going to grow on America. [13 Sep 1995]
The concept is "Seinfeld," but with "regular guys"--"regular," in this case, meaning "dull, dull, dull." [13 Sep 1995]