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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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4   3   2   1  
2009   2008   2007   2006   2005  
4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Trivia

Although playing fighting stepsiblings, Ashley Leggat and Michael Seater became best friends while filming the show. See more »

Quotes

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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A good show for preteens, one of the better Disney programs
22 January 2006 | by xxpinkpantherSee all my reviews

Even though I've only seen a few episodes of this show, Life With Derek seems like one of the better Disney Channel programs, and is good for 11-, 12-, and 13-year-olds. It deals with crushes, family, friends, school, and everything else in life all in one. I think Casey represents a good image for teenage girls, and Ashley Leggat portrays her feelings well in a lot of the episodes. The acting is pretty good, and the shows deal with real life issues. Even though I would recommend this show for preteens, everyone in the family can relate to this. There are younger children, middle children, older children, and parents in the show, and all are pretty normal and fit into the storyline. Sometimes Ashley Leggat's acting can be pretty unconvincing, and Casey can be a bit over-dramatic, but she makes up for it in her better episodes. Also, sometimes things in the show may be a bit cheesy.

Overall, Life with Derek is a pretty nice show, despite some of it's flaws. I would give it a 7/10. Above average, but not the best. You could dedicate half an hour to it. :)


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