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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1995
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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  • Starring: Drew Carey, Christa Miller-Lawrence, Diedrich Bader
  • Summary: 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 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)
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    83
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 15, 2013
    80
    "The Drew Carey Show" bucks all the prevailing sitcom trends and does it endearingly. [17 Sep 1995]
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    75
    The show's weakness is a negligible supporting cast, particularly Diedrich Bader and Ryan Stiles.
  4. Reviewed by: John Haslett Cuff
    Jul 15, 2013
    70
    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]
  5. Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Jul 15, 2013
    70
    Carey, a stand-up comedy veteran, has great timing and expression. It's easy to relate to his working-class persona. Now if someone could just make his friends a little funnier, "Drew Carey" could be a winner. [13 Sep 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jul 15, 2013
    60
    Carey is likable enough, but The Drew Carey Show needs polishing if it's going to grow on America. [13 Sep 1995]
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jul 15, 2013
    30
    The concept is "Seinfeld," but with "regular guys"--"regular," in this case, meaning "dull, dull, dull." [13 Sep 1995]

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