Life With Derek

Life With Derek

  • TV-G
  • 2005
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.3  (4,609)

Life with Derek is a thirty minute comedy that first aired on the Disney Channel. It is about how two families emerge as one when the mother of Casey and Lizzie and the father of Derek, Edwin and Marti get married. It is about dealing with a new family and the changes that come along with it. Season one was taped in Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador. However, seasons two through four had been taped in Toronto, Ontario. Along with the television series, there was also a movie that came after the show had come to a close entitled Vacation With Derek. George Venturi is the father of the family and works as a lawyer. He had previously been married to a woman named Abby. Nora McDonald-Venturi is the mother and works as a window treatment specialist. Moving away from the adults, lets start with the youngest, Marti Venturi. Being the youngest, like any other child her age, she loves to have the attention on her. Edwin Venturi looks up to his older brother. He is often an accomplice in many of Derek's schemes. Lizzie McDonald is rather patient and enjoys sports. Casey McDonald happens to be idealistic and independent and academically ambitious. Derek is the rebel in the household.

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Futuritis
18. Futuritis
March 25, 2009
A worried Casey is having difficulty writing her valedictorian speech for graduation, which she blames on Derek. Edwin is concerned that he won't be able to live up to Derek's reputation at J.S. Thompson High when he goes there in the fall.
Surprise!
17. Surprise!
March 25, 2009
As the prom approaches, Casey and Derek both find themselves without a date. Meanwhile, George and Nora have something to tell the family.
Truman's Last Chance
16. Truman's Last Chance
March 18, 2009
Derek serves as a chaperone for Casey who is going to a party in Toronto with Truman. Lizzie goes out on a date with a boy that the family has never met.
Teddy's Back
15. Teddy's Back
March 4, 2009
Casey agrees to go out with Truman but things don't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Edwin's friend Teddy returns and won't leave the Venturi-McDonald family alone. While everyone else wants him to leave, Derek decides to take him under his wing and George is away on a business trip.
No More Games
14. No More Games
November 18, 2008
Casey is stuck with Truman as her fencing partner in PE. Meanwhile, George buys a ping pong table and it puts Edwin and Derek to be in competition with each other.
Tuesday Afternoon Fever
13. Tuesday Afternoon Fever
December 30, 2008
Derek threatens to ruin Casey's dreams of winning an important dance competition; Lizzie tries to convert junk food junkies George and Edwin.
Casey & Ralph?!
12. Casey & Ralph?!
December 16, 2008
While his parents are away for the weekend, Ralph stays at Derek's home where he begins to develop a crush on Casey.
Happy New School Year
11. Happy New School Year
October 7, 2008
The new school year is about to start and there's chaos in the Venturi-McDonald house. Casey wants to find a new identity and redo her room, Edwin is heartbroken after Michelle breaks up with him, Lizzie is sick of her clothes, Marti refuses to leave her tent in the hallway and Derek wants to drop out of school to live near Sally in Vancouver.
How I Met Your Stepbro
10. How I Met Your Stepbro
December 2, 2008
It's George and Nora's two year wedding anniversary and George has thrown the family a Mexican fiesta. Nora decides that its time the family learns about Operation Disengagement, Derek and Casey's plan to break up George and Nora.
No Secrets
9. No Secrets
October 28, 2008
Truman keeps asking Casey out and every time she says no, as a result she has been having dreams about him. Meanwhile Edwin starts snooping on the McDonad's and Casey's dream diary goes missing.
Happy New School Year
8. Happy New School Year
October 7, 2008
The new school year is about to start and there's chaos in the Venturi-McDonald house. Casey wants to find a new identity and redo her room, Edwin is heartbroken after Michelle breaks up with him, Lizzie is sick of her clothes, Marti refuses to leave her tent in the hallway and Derek wants to drop out of school to live near Sally in Vancouver.
Derek Denies Denial
7. Derek Denies Denial
September 23, 2008
After breaking up with Sally when she tells him she is going to an out-of-province university, Derek denies that he is upset about the break-up.
6 1/2
6. 6 1/2
September 12, 2008
There's a new guy at school who decides to rate all the girls. Casey finds out that he only rated her a 6 1/2 out of 10 and is upset. Kendra decides to use the ratings the new guy gave the girls to select models for a fashion show.
Six and a Half
5. Six and a Half
September 12, 2008
Even though she tries not to care, Casey (Ashley Leggat) is crushed to learn the cute new guy, Truman (Joe Dinicol), rated her a mere 6 1/2 out of 10.
March Break
4. March Break
August 26, 2008
It's March Break and George wants to go on a family road trip twelve hours away from home. Derek and Casey don't want to waste their vacation with the family and decide to stay at home, which leads to an all out war.
Just Friends
3. Just Friends
August 12, 2008
Derek is upset that Sally continues to hang out with her ex-boyfriend Patrick. Derek believes that guys and girls cannot be friends, it always leads to something more. So in attempt to make her jealous he calls Kendra and asks to hang out with her on Saturday. Casey thinks Derek is being ridiculous to believe that guys and girls cannot be friends so she starts hanging out with Noel, who in turn thinks that she likes him back. Meanwhile George has a new friend at work named Terry who just so happens to be a girl. Edwin is worried that Terry has other motives for being George's friend and wants to break up his marriage.
Open Mic Plight
2. Open Mic Plight
July 27, 2008
Derek convinces his boss to have an "Open Mic Night" at Smelly Nelly's with D-Rock playing and Sally as the MC. Sally tells Derek how she feels about him and is disappointed that he doesn't tell her anything back. Derek has trouble saying how he feels so she tells him to write a song about them, much to his dislike. Now he must turn to Casey to help him write a song. Meanwhile Edwin decides to sign up for Open Mic Night" telling jokes but realizes that none of his jokes are actually funny.
Two Kisses One Party
1. Two Kisses One Party
July 19, 2008
Marti is turning eight and wants to have a party with all her friends, but it's almost canceled when Nora has to go to Toronto to visit her aunt who just broke her hip. Sally volunteers herself and Derek to plan and host the part.y. Derek and Sally get in a fight when he refuses to help her. Meanwhile Casey is finding it hard to get over Max and thinks they should get back together.
Description

Life with Derek is a thirty minute comedy that first aired on the Disney Channel. It is about how two families emerge as one when the mother of Casey and Lizzie and the father of Derek, Edwin and Marti get married. It is about dealing with a new family and the changes that come along with it. Season one was taped in Corner Brook, Newfoundland Labrador. However, seasons two through four had been taped in Toronto, Ontario.

Along with the television series, there was also a movie that came after the show had come to a close entitled Vacation With Derek. George Venturi is the father of the family and works as a lawyer. He had previously been married to a woman named Abby. Nora McDonald-Venturi is the mother and works as a window treatment specialist.

Moving away from the adults, lets start with the youngest, Marti Venturi. Being the youngest, like any other child her age, she loves to have the attention on her. Edwin Venturi looks up to his older brother. He is often an accomplice in many of Derek's schemes. Lizzie McDonald is rather patient and enjoys sports. Casey McDonald happens to be idealistic and independent and academically ambitious. Derek is the rebel in the household.Life With Derek is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 2005.

Where to Watch Life With Derek

Life With Derek is available for streaming on the Disney website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Life With Derek on demand at Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (4,609)