Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek
Forget about the bad girl. Embrace the Beek. As in James Van Der Beek, the long-ago Dawson's Creek heartthrob who spoofs his own quasi-celebrity status with such ruthless zeal he elevates ABC's latest odd-couple comedy into a surreal stratosphere of anything-goes outrageousness.
"The Beek" (playing himself more or less, but ...
Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek is getting good at playing James Van Der Beek.
After spending a few years out of the limelight (and debatably in the "has-been" category), the Dawson's Creek star began his comeback in 2011 by capitalizing on his character's signature ugly cry. A year later, Van Der Beek is back at it, playing a smarmy yet extremely charming caricature of himself on ABC's Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23.
"We run with it," Van Der Beek tells TVGuide.com "Fake me goes on fake Dancing with the Stars. There's a sex tape me and Chloe (Krysten Ritter) make that gets released."
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James Van der Beek
James Van Der Beek is taking a break from playing himself on Don't Trust the B--- in Apt 23 to guest-star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Van Der Beek, 35, will play a former friend of a doctor who's sabotaging him in the episode titled "Father Dearest," which is currently scheduled to air May 9.
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Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23
Are you ready to watch a comedy in which James Van Der Beek plays a fictionalized version of himself replete with Dawson's Creek and Varsity Blues jokes?
Well, you don't have to wait for the April 11 series premiere of Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 because ABC has released the full first episode and you can watch it right now! The show stars Dreama Walker as a small-town girl who moves to New York and is hustled by her nightmare of a roommate, played by Krysten Ritter.
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And seriously, who doesn't love a good Beek joke? Watch the premiere below and hit the comments with your thoughts on the new series:
Kimberly and James Van Der Beek
There's a new Van Der baby in the world!
James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly welcomed a baby boy Tuesday, the actor announced on Twitter.
"Had my first son this morning...
James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
James Van Der Beek will soon be gunning for the coveted Mirrorball trophy... on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.
The Dawson's Creek alum stars in ABC's new comedy as a fictionalized version of himself who is BFFs with New Yorker Chloe (Krysten Ritter), the crazy roommate of wide-eyed new gal June (Dreama Walker). This James will join a slew of celebrities competing on Dancing with the Stars, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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We hit the set to see The Beek strut his stuff — he actually has moves! — and to get the scoop on how the Dancing story line came to be. Plus: Which real-life celeb will partner with one of the actual Dancing pros as Van Der Beek's competition?
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Kimberly Brooks and James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook are expecting.
You don't have to tell Scott Porter that a show like Friday Night Lights — the football drama that won Emmys, a Peabody and inspired a catchphrase ("clear eyes, full heart, can't lose!") — doesn't come around often. He already knows.
"It was a lightning-in-the-bottle moment of magic with Friday Night Lights and I know that I can never do that again. So to do something starkly different, but still try and capture that same type of magic and create and own a character was great," Porter says. "I wanted a show to be able to call my own again."
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