Comedy tracing the constant feud between Casey and her stepbrother Derek as they vie for control of their household.
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 Derek Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Casey MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Lizzie MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Edwin Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Nora MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 George Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Marti Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Emily / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 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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The working title for the series was "My Life With Derek". See more »

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[repeated line]
Casey MacDonald: *Der-ek!*
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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 (United States) – See 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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