We’re all quite familiar with James Van Der Beek’s sensitive side (will the crying gif ever get old?), but this time around, he’s going to try to make you laugh.
According to Deadline.com, the 33-year-old actor has been cast in what could be his first regular comedy, a pilot for ABC called “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23.” (No, seriously – that’s what it’s called.)
The plot line focuses on June, played by “The Good Wife’s” Dreama Walker, an “earnest, honest, optimistic girl from the heartland” who has to move in with party girl Chloe in New York City. The sexy yet unstable character, played by Krysten Ritter (“Confessions of a Shopaholic") will also have “the morals of a pirate.”
Van Der Beek has been handed the role of Chloe’s best friend, but will essentially portray a version of himself – kind of like Neil Patrick Harris in the “Harold and Kumar” movies, or “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc in “Episodes.”
Although the role was originally written for Lance Bass, Deadline reports that it’s been completely retooled for Van Der Beek, he of the Funny or Die videos “Vandermemes” and “A-hole For Hire.”
Taking the reins as director will be “Modern Family’s” Jason Winer.
MMM...he looks yummy and I bet he is a first rate goober gobbler. I hope he will shoot goober juice all over my face.
So who is this little queen fairy? He should go back in the closet.
Why do we care? Why do humans have to pick one another apart. You and your job and life can be picked as well. Anyway who gives a crap. If he pulls it off great if not move on to the next project. It's just a job people. relax.
I agree. People are too quick to judge and pick apart others instead of looking at their own flaws.
Dawson is kind of funny in Rules of Engagement. Though parts of the movie is pretty gay but what you expect when it stars Van Der Beek.
This will be a colossal failure, it will be funny and I will laugh!
He was the one that made up to look like a girl in the show Dumbos creek
If you wait around long enough, everything cycles back into style. Now what did I do with those platform shoes and polyester shirts??
dant wanna see snooki. nope. if that means im gaay then so be it.
No i have not thank goodness. I will happily pay money to never have to watch it. G R O S S !
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HEY, EVER SEEN SNOOKI'S X-VID...U WONT BELIEVE UR EYE
"I won't believe my eye"? Alright... but what if I have two of them? Does that make it more believable?
Trolol..that was a good one! I loved him on varsity blues!
He already portrayed himself on film, in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
You people are pretty funny!
AMANDA DID YOU KNOW HE HAS MURDERED COUNTLESS INNOCENT PEOPLE. HOW CAN YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY.
I think he did really well on the guest staring role on how I met your mother as robin's teenage boyfriend. What was his character's name? He dumped her in their teens for a chick whose parents got a pool, then dumped her again years later for the same chick whose parents got a "jaquz", lol. Good times...
It blew up!
Actually, I remember when he was on As The World Turns. i think he was the one with the most sense as Katie Holmes has her drama with Tom Cruise. Michelle Williams had her drama with her movies and Health Ledger, He did not have cheating, drugs, drinking, womanizing, etc.
He sure could play Brett Favre, he looks just the same
Geez, man, lay off the Botox. If you age like a normal human being, America might take you seriously this time around.
He also killed Jon Benet Ramsey.
Didnt he kill natalie holloway
He also killed Chris Farley
He shot Tupac!
He admitted to strangling kurt cobain back in 1994, the rest of you people are lying.
you all are morons. he only stabbed his cousin when he was in the sixth grade. later that same year he made a suicide pact with 4 other kids during summer camp but luckily his gun jammed but the other kids were not so lucky. oh and I did hear he burned down a house with an elderly woman inside it last august but it might just be a weird internet rumor.
Thanks for the tips guys. We take every lead seriously.
@all killer comments- you guys have seriously made my day. lol. I woke up feeling pretty crappy so thanks for tha laugh.
Didnt he kill that chic in aruba
People can hate him all they want but he doesn't want... Your.. Life. Either.
I think michelle williams has had the best post-DC career. Joshua Jackson has done really well, and Katie Holmes was fantastic. Now she is surrounded by Tom Cruise drama. The girl that played Pacey's crazy girlfriend was on Criminal Minds for awhile. But I agree it is funny that james van der beek has had the least successful career since dawson's creek and he was dawson.
I give it 4 episodes. Then out.
It's funny how Dawson was the only one from Dawson's Creek to have a lousy career.
Yeah, that creek really dried up, so to speak.
and you think Joey hit it big with Tom?
I think he just got big headed with the success of Dawsons Creek and let it get to him. Being young it happens, hope he has learned from it.
so that's what happened to his head?
Yeah... and Katie Holmes' career is successful how? I know I'd be proud of box office smashes like "Teaching Ms. Tingle" and "Disturbing Behavior". What career are you looking at dude? She hasn't got one.
Varsity Blues alone was enough to get him a pass for awhile :)
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