James Van Der Beek

'Friends With Better Lives': A first assessment, plus burning questions

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Clearly, CBS hopes its newest “group of pals” sitcom may be able to fill the How I Met Your Mother-shaped hole in your heart. Why else would the network premiere Friends With Better Lives at 9 p.m. Monday night – right after HIMYM wraps up its final season, when all its loyal fans are at their most vulnerable?

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James Van Der Beek talks Kevin Connolly's broken leg, says 'Don't Trust the B----' is '26 episodes of awesome' -- LISTEN

Ahead of the premiere of his new CBS sitcom Friends With Better Lives on Monday, James Van Der Beek joined EW’s Dalton Ross for EW Morning Live on Entertainment Weekly Radio to talk everything from his co-star Kevin Connolly’s broken leg to the legacy of his failed sitcom Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23.

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James Van Der Beek remembers 'Dawson's Creek', 'Varsity Blues' and the role that got away

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You know James Van Der Beek, from, well, being James Van Der Beek. The former star of Dawson’s Creek played a fictionalized version of himself on 2012’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, after adding a whole list of credits (like Varsity Blues, Rules of Attraction, and How I Met Your Mother) to his resume in addition to Dawson.

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'Dawson's Creek': Who's the teenage dream, Joey/Dawson or Joey/Pacey? POLL

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In honor of March Madness, EW is launching a tournament to determine the Greatest TV Couple of All Time. But before we can finalize the brackets, we are turning to you, our hopeless TV romantic readers, to decide which five couples – all part of a love triangle on their shows — make it out of a qualifying round to fill the final slots. Today, we’re debating Joey and Dawson versus Joey and Pacey on Dawson’s Creek.

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