Life with derek the dating game
Up until that point, Casey Mc Donald was perfectly content with her life.Growing up as the oldest child in a household in Toronto with only her mother and sister had suited her well and brought her up as a self-sufficient and independent young woman.Prior to becoming members of a blended family, Casey and Derek were firmly comfortable in their roles as first-born children, including having a major influence on how family decisions were made.When their families blend, each strives for dominance: Casey by "sticking to the rules" and Derek by asserting himself with both force and manipulation.Sometimes, this resolution comes only after Lizzie and Edwin negotiate as (sometimes unauthorized) agents for their respective biological siblings to overcome some impasse or communications breakdown between Casey and Derek.The show includes several cut-scenes, where various members of the family (usually the ones involved in a problem) interact with one another in a way that is symbolic of their current issue, performed in a nondescript setting with no background.Since they were 15, Casey Mc Donald and Derek Venturi had been making rather elaborate plans on how to assassinate their step-sibling.
Naturally, Sadie was taken off air and replaced by Life With Derek, but will restart soon.
The family is revealed to live in London, Ontario, Canada, when George is reading a newspaper titled London Chronicle in episode "Don't Take a Tip From Me." Also, in another episode, "All Systems No Go," he refers to himself as "George from London," and in "Dinner Guest," when Lizzie explains how her dad's been to London and Paris, George remarks, "I've been to London and Paris...
Ontario." Season 1 episodes of Life with Derek were filmed in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Life with Derek and another Canadian sitcom, Naturally, Sadie (also aimed at the 10-15 age group), were introduced together on Disney Channel, marketed as Disney Channel Original Series'.
However in May of 2007, Naturally, Sadie was pulled off of the air, but Life with Derek was left on.