Drew Carey calls it a day

I used to watch the show all the time…and after I while, I just stopped. I don’t know if it got repetative or if they just moved the time slots to places that ran againest something I wanted to watch more or I just didn’t bother to go searching for it.

Count me in as another “They’re still showing that?!”
I watched it probably 4-5 years ago and thought it was pretty funny and then completely lost interest in it.

If forced to guess, I’d say they haven’t actually aired an episode in months – since the only thing I watch on ABC any more is figure-skating, though, and the season is over, I’d have no way of knowing wheterh it’s been airing or not.

Yet another one saying “Huh? I thought it was already cancelled!”

I stopped watching around the time when Winfred-Lauder was no more (never did find out how it went from a dept. store to a dot.com biz). I guess that was when the show officially “jumped the shark”. It just wasn’t that funny anymore.

Yet another one who thought “that was still on the air??”

If any ABC execs happen to notice this thread, someone in Marketing is getting fired.

You left out the funniest part:
Kate: Well tune 'em up!
Oswald: We can’t.
Louis: We’re out of…
Drew: Tuning wax.
Oswald: So we have to go to a…
Drew: Tunesmith.

Heheheh. “Tunesmith.” Brilliant.

Not only did I not know the Drew Carey show was still in production, I’d begun to think that ABC itself was just a rumor. I dunno why, but I haven’t watched anything on that network in ages.

Saw this on the AP this morning and then saw Nemo covered it.

The director of the finale, Sam Simon, says all the executives involved with the signing (extending the show 3 year) are long gone and the show became like an orphan.

Carey says he has nothing “bad to say about A-B-C” and he says he “never will.” BTW, Drew reportedly was being paid 600 to 750-thousand bucks per episode.
For that kind of dough (or, “D’oh”–the Simpsons voices reached an agreement with Fox over the weekend) I wouldn’t have anything bad to say about ABC either.

After the final taping Carey gave each of the cast and crew a satellite radio and a photo collage as a gift.

Too bad this show doesn’t seem to have any legs in reruns. With all those new episodes out there they’d be in syndication heaven.

The last episode aired August of 2003. http://www.tvtome.com/DrewCarey/eplist.html#s9 Isn’t this a little late for another finale?

I read an article on this earlier… somewhere.

It’s kind of sad. The entire last season has yet to air. They are going to air them starting in June and burn off two new episodes a week.

I can’t imagine the people who work on it are very motivated anymore.

Looks like the Great Circle of Crap is completed. :stuck_out_tongue:

I liked the show, but I heard about the cancellation a long time ago and figured it was done by now. I couldn’t really keep up with it, but it’s still fun in reruns.

Actually, I read in the paper this morning that the DC show still does pretty well in syndication, and that (ironically) ABC still sees that as a way to recoup their $3 mil per show that they paid for the last few seasons.

I loved The Drew Carey Show. It was very original compared to most other shows on television, and they weren’t afraid to experiment. I believe that’s why the show lasted nine seasons. Imagine how much better it would have done if ABC had actually respected it.

ABC moved the show all over the schedule. Although it spent most of its time on Wednesday night (when it was one of ABC’s only hit sitcoms), I believe its also spent time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. And, even on Wednesdays, ABC kept moving its timeslot.

Drew Carey himself is a nice enough guy not to voice any displeasure with ABC, who did pay him well. And, seeing how ABC basically ignored the show, the writers didn’t have to worry about suits interfering in the creative process. That said, I’m sure Carey is interested in moving on.

And I’m glad Christa Miller (“Kate”) found a great show like Scrubs to work on. I hope the rest of the cast find some good, satisfying work, on television or elsewhere. I’d like to see Drew Carey in a non-Disney, live-action, big-screen musical. Preferably with an original screenplay (no adaptions). And he could co-star with Jason Alexander. :smiley:


I thought it had been canceled a long time ago as well, and had been watching the reruns of TBS…I hope a dvd of it comes out eventually

When I first saw the show I didn’t like it but when I started watching it on TBS for some reason I fell in love with it.

Ah, she slept with the producer!!!

[sub] At least I assume she did. They are married … [/sub]

This is one of the very few shows I made it a point to watch. Hilarious, and they were willing to try new formats.

But ABC kept moving it, and moving it, and moving it! I had no idea where to start looking for it.

And I never found it again.

But I don’t think I will ever forget one episode - the one where Drew’s overweight girlfriend won’t let him tape them making love, because she cannot believe he finds her beautiful. And they break up.

Or Oswald is involved in a gay relationship, but doesn’t realize it. “Apparently I was dating two guys down in shipping, too.”

Heck, I could do this for hours. I loved that show.

Gotta find it this summer. If f*cking ABC can pick a slot and stick to it.


Since nobody else has said it and I think it deserves being said:

Christa Miller is really, really, really hot.

This led to my favorite “inside jokes” from the series. After Oswald came to realize the nature of his situation he invites Drew and Lewis to a “great new bar in Lakewood where everyone dresses like cowboys.” Deservedly or not Lakewood has a reputation in the area as a gay enclave. Drew tells Oswald they’ll meet him there and when he leaves Drew says to Lewis that Oswald will have to figure this one out for himself.

I always liked the show but am truly surprised it hadn’t ended years ago.

Maybe I can explain what could have happened - I used to watch this show religiously, even managing to follow it around to new time slots. What killed it for me were all the damn singing episodes and improv episodes. I simply do not like “Whose line” type stuff and those shows turned me off. I also got reeeeeeally tired of the singing ones. I just can’t bring myself to watch any sort of musical whatsoever. Towards the end it seemed every episode had them live, or switch to singing and dancing, or ring a bell after telling one joke and make them continue to improvise jokes using that same theme, or include all the bloopers. I got burned out on all the gimmicks.

But when they were just sitcom episodes, I thought they were hilarious. My favorite was when Drew was mean to a dog that wanted to get his sandwich, so he shoos the dog away, but a few minutes later he gets a visit from the Cops who show him a picture of a dangerous dog that escaped from the pound:

Drew: “Yes, that’s him. He’s not bad is he?”

Cop: “Oh, he’s a bad dog, Mr. Carey. He’s a very, very bad dog.” :smiley: