On Disc

at Amazon

Comedy tracing the constant feud between 15-year-old Casey and her step-brother Derek as they vie for control of their household.
Reviews
Popularity
1,900 ( 112)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



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

People who liked this also liked... 

Vacation with Derek (TV Movie 2010)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The McDonald-Venturi family gear up to spend part of their summer vacation with their grandmother at her lodge.

Director: Michael McGowan
Stars: Ashley Leggat, Michael Seater, Daniel Magder
Phil of the Future (2004–2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.

Stars: Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Craig Anton
That's So Raven (2003–2007)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine
Naturally, Sadie (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a 14 year old girl named Sadie Hawthorne, a bright girl who is very interested in nature and the behaviors of animals. Reaching beyond the limits of studying animals, she attempts to analyze humans.

Stars: Charlotte Arnold, Jasmine Richards, Michael D'Ascenzo
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Black Hole High (Blake Holsey High) is a private school with a difference. The atmosphere seems to be charged and many strange phenomena are regularly witnessed, including, water running up... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Shadia Simmons, Michael Seater
The Proud Family (2001–2005)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Animated adventures of Penny Proud, a girl growing up with the help of her friends.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Comedy about identical twins living at the Tipton Hotel with their single mother who is a lounge singer at the hotel.

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song
Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Centers on a family in New York City that owns a restaurant where, behind the scenes, the kids can do real magic.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin
The Latest Buzz (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of students write columns every day after school for a popular teen magazine.

Stars: Zoë Belkin, Demetrius Joyette, Vanessa Morgan
Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sonny, a talented Midwestern girl, has won a nationwide talent search to move to Los Angeles and star in a popular television series. Sonny's home and work life is documented along with her adjustment to life in the spotlight.

Stars: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight
Zoey 101 (2005–2008)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Derek Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Casey MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Lizzie MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Edwin Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Nora MacDonald (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 George Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Marti Venturi (70 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Emily / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2009)
...
 Paul / ... (38 episodes, 2005-2009)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Derek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original script Casey and Derek were suppose to be in Junior High instead of High School. 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.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Vacation with Derek (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


65 of 88 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
LwD Kissing Game boatsandbirds3
Am I the only one that likes Truman? germangirl4017
Life with Derek the movie butterflygurl_twilightfa
Sam, Max, or Truman? Lady_Kagome
Vacation With Derek (in the states) katie1246
Ending of 'Futuritis' eileenprince
Discuss Life with Derek (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page