The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC-TV. The series premeired on October 18, 1988, and ended its' run on the network on September 13, 1995. The show revolved around a fictionalized version of Drew Carey, the assistant of the fictional Winfred-Lauder department store in Cleveland, OH, and his two buddies Lewis Kiniski (Ryan Stiles) and Oswald Harvey (Diedrich Bader), a female friend and old high school classmate, Kate O'Brien (Christa Miller) and the ever-vindictive Mimi Bobeck, Drew's cc-worker at Winifred-Lauder, and his chief nemisis, who, ironically, winds up marrying his older brother, Steve Carey (John Carroll Lynch). Produced by Mohawk Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, TDCS ranked among the Top 30 programs for four seasons before sliding in popularity. Ratings declined sharply during the final two seasons, and the last two episodes aired on September 8, 2004.
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Drew Carey - Drew is the main protagonist of the series. He is a perpetual "nice guy." For most of the series, he works in the human resources department of Winfred-Lauder, a multinational department store chain. He's portrayed as a lovable loser, though he's the most successful of his group of friends. Drew is the founder and co-owner of Buzz Beer, a special coffee-containing brew. He has a long-standing feud with Mimi Bobeck; his pranks have included destroying her clothes, shredding her vacation requests, and masquerading as Antonio Banderas to taunt her. Drew is also a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Browns.Read more >>