The Room is the first episode of Life with Derek.
|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||September 18, 2005|
|Written by||Daphene Ballon|
|Directed by||Ron Murphy|
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Casey decides she wants Derek's room instead of sharing a small room with Lizzie. Derek does not like the fact that he is asked to give up his room. Nora, George, Edwin, Marti, and Lizzie make a room for Casey in the basement. Casey pretends to love the room but Derek knows what Casey has planned so he decides he wants the room to see if he really knows she is faking. The episode concludes with George and Nora taking the basement.
- Ashley Leggat (Casey) and Michael Seater (Derek) play characters that are a couple years younger than themselves.
- Before the McDonalds moved in with the Venturis, Casey went to an all-girls' private school called Fletcher Academy.
- In Part 1 of the "Tell the Truth" segment of the "Life With Derek" podcast, Joy Tanner (Nora) revealed that she was pregnant during the filming of the first season.
- Shadia Simmons (Emily) and Michael Seater (Derek) had previously co-starred together on the television shows "The Zack Files" and "Strange Days at Blake Holsey High."