Life with Derek

 Life with Derek Network: Disney Channel
Episodes: 70 (half-hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: September 18, 2005 — March 25, 2009
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Michael Seater, Ashley Leggat, Jordan Todosey, Daniel Magder, Joy Tanner, John Ralston, Ariel Waller, Shadia Simmons, Arnold Pinnock, Kit Weyman, Robbie Amell, Shane Kippel, Lauren Collins, Kate Todd, and Joe Dinicol.

TV show description:      
This sitcom is centered around the blended family of a divorced man who has custody of his three kids who marries a divorced woman who has her own two kids. Much of the storyline centers around everyone readjusting to their new family dynamic.

Divorced from a successful corporate lawyer for five years and raising two daughters, Nora McDonald (Joy Tanner) is a partner in a window coverings firm. She’s a bit of a clean freak, and when she leaves the house, she worries the kids will mess it up. George Venturi (John Ralston) has been raising his three kids on his own. He’s a legal aid lawyer and can also be a bit of a prankster. The two divorcees meet, marry, and, with their kids, become a blended family of seven.

Casey (Ashley Leggat) is the eldest of Nora’s daughters. This self-righteous girl felt that she had the perfect life, until her mom married George. She was forced to move, change schools, and live with her stepbrothers and stepsister. This preppy girl likes to dance, sing, and act, and can also be a somewhat of a perfectionist. Her younger sister, Lizzie (Jordan Todosey), is a tomboy, playing soccer and taking tae kwon do classes. She leads a somewhat green life, as a sometimes vegetarian with a concern for the rain forest and a love of animals.

The oldest of George’s kids is Derek (Michael Seater). He’s a rebel who’s used to getting what he wants from everyone in his life. He’s into sports and girls, though doesn’t seem to stay with any girlfriend for more than a few days. After his father remarries, his favorite activity becomes picking on Casey, his new stepsister.

George’s middle child is Edwin (Daniel Magder), a 13-year-old video game enthusiast. He idolizes Derek, doing everything he asks, and is easily bullied by his brother and other kids at school. The baby of the family, Marti (Ariel Waller), feels left out of many things concerning the family. She looks up to Derek, as well as her new stepsisters, Casey and Lizzie.

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  1. says

    My favorite show is life with DeReK because I love that show my favorite character of life with DeReK Derek in my heart I want real brother Micheal Seater I know Michael birthday January 15 his born he is so super cute Derek Victorrit

  2. says

    i would like to know first of all why do these people cancel these shows? is it because they don’t have enough money to keep it going? second why when they cancel shows they don’t show the reruns like “life with derek, phil of the future, that’s so raven, and cory in the house. i hate that the our generation doesn’t know about all of the good old shows on DISNEY CHANNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. mckenna says

    i love this show i am truning 13 and i would like to be on this show i am a great acter and i live close to ontario plz contact me if you hvae any sugestions Ps; i would be so happy to act in this show

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