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Life with Derek 

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Comedy tracing the constant feud between Casey and her stepbrother Derek as they vie for control of their household.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Seater ...  Derek Venturi 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Ashley Leggat ...  Casey MacDonald 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Jordan Todosey ...  Lizzie MacDonald 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Daniel Magder ...  Edwin Venturi 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Joy Tanner ...  Nora MacDonald 70 episodes, 2005-2009
John Ralston ...  George Venturi 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Ariel Waller ...  Marti Venturi 70 episodes, 2005-2009
Shadia Simmons ...  Emily Davis 50 episodes, 2005-2009
Arnold Pinnock ...  Paul / ... 38 episodes, 2005-2009
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A teenage girl whose mother is re-married, moves into her stepfather's house with her sister and mother. She also has to change schools and attempts to fit in with new friends, one stepsister, and two stepbrothers. Written by Spencer Karter

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Canada

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Derek See more »

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Color
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The working title for the series was "My Life With Derek". See more »

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Theme: It used to be my mother and my sister and me, a happy little family, and all right with me. When mom got married, that's when everything changed. Some things were lost, and others were gained. A new school, a new house, so many changes it makes my head spin. Now I've got a brother who gets under my skin. This is life with Derek. This is life with Derek. This is life with Lizzie, Edwin, George, Nora, Marti, and Casey. This is life with Derek. Livin' life with Derek.
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Followed by Vacation with Derek (2010) See more »

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An Above-Average Family Show
12 December 2005 | by kingpigeonSee all my reviews

The United States is famously suspicious of its quiet neighbors to the north. So I'm particularly pleased that Disney is distributing "Life With Derek" in the U.S. The show is well-written, well-acted, and clever (in other words, expect a speedy cancellation). Step-siblings Casey and Derek are excellently portrayed as well-rounded teenagers capable of doing both good and evil (while still remaining consistent and in character). While it would be impossible to expect a family program to capture the savageness that characterizes real adolescent life, the show goes a good deal further than most, displaying welcome flashes of mean-spirited fun in its portrayal of siblings maneuvering for the upper hand against one another. If we're going to blame Canada, it's only fair to also give them credit when credit is due.


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