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Clay Graham
Clay Graham
Clay Graham served as an executive/co-executive and consulting producer for "TDCS", also writing or co-writing 15 episodes of the series.
Personal Information
Birthname: Clay Cameron Graham
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Website/URL http://www.mrsp.com
Career information
Occupation/
Career:
Television Producer/Writer
Years active: 1979-Present
Appears on/involved with: The Drew Carey Show
Job on series Executive/Co-Executive & Consulting Producer, Writer/Story Editor
Episodes appeared on/involved with: 206 as producer, 15 as Writer/Story Editor

Clay Graham (born May 5, 1959) was involved in the total of 206 episodes of The Drew Carey Show as an executive producer (178 episodes), and co-executive (26 episdoes) and consulting producer (2 episodes), beginning with the second episode of the series, "Miss Right" in Season 1. He also wrote a total of fifteen episodes in the series, with one credit as a story editor "Buzz Beer", the Season 1 finale. In addition to his work on TDCS, Clay's production and writing credits on TV includes work on the ABC-TV shows Benson, Whos the Boss?, The Redd Foxx Show (1986), Diff'rent Strokes, and most recently FOX's Anger Management.

CareerEdit

In 1995, Graham became the head writer and an executive producer of The Drew Carey Show. He remained on the show for eight of its nine seasons, producing more than 200 episodes. He produced and helped write many of the series' trademark musical numbers, as well as its annual "live" broadcasts. In 1998, Graham and Drew Carey took a small production crew overseas and became the first Americans to film a sitcom in China to shoot the Season 4 episode "The High Road to China" (episode #9), using locations such as The Great Wall and the Beijing McDonald's.[1]

In April 2009, TBS announced at its upfront that it was developing a prime-time, animated comedy series with Graham called "Big Tow." [2]

The New York Times published an essay by Graham in its Modern Love column on July 8, 2010 titled "What Clown Wrote This Script?' detailing Graham's relationship with an unnamed actress for whom he developed a TV pilot a decade earlier. Although comic in tone, the essay explores Graham's inner struggles about mixing business and romance and ends on a bittersweet note.[3]

WebsiteEdit

In 2007, Graham began developing MrsP.com, a new entertainment website for children. Co-created with Kathy Kinney, who played "Mimi" on TDCS and who also stars as "Mrs. P" in the site, and Dana Plautz, a former executive with [[Hanna-Barbera and ntel, the comic website celebrates reading and launched on November 10, 2008.

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