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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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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

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Canada

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Release Date:

18 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Derek See more »

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In the original script, Casey and Derek were supposed to be in junior high instead of high school. 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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Out of the Mold
13 June 2007 | by bfried5See all my reviews

Two Disney Channel shows break the mold of typical Disney fare--that is it does not look canned, packaged, and wrapped in the same box (with many of the same actors (duh) and scripts).

Life With Derek breaks the Disney mold (as does Phil of the Future). The show has plausible situations, like step-siblings involved in sneaky plots, or real relationship troubles.

Life With Derek does not have the stars always winning, having fabulous careers at the age of 12, or moving into the White House. The stars aren't always in new clothes, the house isn't in perfect order (or in the best neighborhood) and the kids cry and complain like people in real life.

What bothers me about the Disney Channel is personified by such candy trash as High School Musical (or anything with Cordon Bleu). What I like about Disney is Derek and Phil.


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