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Breckin Meyer Can't Compete With His 'Franklin & Bash' Co-Stars' Giant Heads (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 27th 2011 2:45PM
James Van Der Beek and Mark-Paul Gosselaar on 'Access Hollywood Live'Breckin Meyer's 'Franklin & Bash' co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar has a big head ... literally. When James Van Der Beek appeared as a guest star on the show, there was barely room on the screen for the diminutive Meyer amidst the vast quantities of noggin. Meyer described the experience Wednesday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), appearing together with Gosselaar, who was co-hosting.

Billy Bush set up a clip of a scene that included Meyer, Gosselaar, and Van Der Beek. "The two giant-headed people," said Meyer. "It's awesome. Check it out. It's like watching Easter Island. Check it out." After the clip, Meyer said he had to give his two scene partners nametags to tell them apart. Finding light to stand in was also a challenge. "I'm just saying, it's like Mardi Gras with them," he said. "It's insane."

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EXCLUSIVE Clip: James Van Der Beek Visits the 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Finale

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 24th 2011 3:45PM
James Van Der BeekThis Sunday night, Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe will solve their last cases as Detectives Goren and Eames as 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' wraps up its decade-long run.

The final episode of the series also gives first-time guest star James Van Der Beek -- yes, Dawson himself -- a chance to live out a dream he's had since he bombed a 'L&O' audition at 16. That's right, a young Van Der Beek once tried out for a small role on the original version of the Dick Wolf series. Things didn't go so well for him the first time around, but as we all know, everything turned out okay for the Connecticut teenager.

After the jump, watch AOL TV's exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of the Beek from the Creek describing that disastrous tryout. His episode -- the 'Criminal Intent' series finale -- airs this Sun., June 5, at 9PM ET on USA.

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James Van Der Beek Crashes the Naked Wizard's Web Redemption on 'Tosh.0' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 1st 2011 3:19AM
James Van Der Beek, 'Tosh.0'This week's redemption featured a surprise guest star on 'Tosh.0' (Wed., 10PM ET on Comedy Central). In what turned out to be a very naked episode, it was appropriately the Naked Wizard's turn for redemption -- or rather, ridicule -- at the hands of Daniel Tosh.

His journey to infamy began when he took off a wizard costume at a music festival. The video of his getting tasered by the police for refusing to get dressed went viral, and subsequent editors added a tiny dot over his genitalia to emphasize his size there.

Tying it all together, Tosh took him on a 'Wizard of Oz'-inspired journey to get a bigger penis and maybe meet Paul McCartney. But, just like in the movie, the wizard proved to be a man behind a curtain. Only this time that man was James Van Der Beek.

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Look Who's Back! '90s Stars Return to TV

by Stephanie Earp, posted May 30th 2011 4:00PM
With the US networks' upfronts completed, it's time for us TV writers to start picking out trends from the announcements. Is the crime drama dying? Is comedy 'back'? One trend for 2011's fall TV that's hard to miss is the return of a large handful of '90s and early 2000s TV stars who've been away from the small screen.

It's sort of like all the popular kids from high school went off to college, where they majored in things like the comedy-horror movie, highly publicized relationships and dubious art house films, and now they're back -- a little older, a little wiser and with way better hair. Welcome home, kids.

Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'Ringer,' The CW

Plot Summary: Gellar plays twins -- one a washed-up recovering alcoholic, the other a high-society wife. When wifey disappears under mysterious circumstances, Miss Intervention takes her place, only to discover her sister's life is way more messed up than her own.

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James Van Der Beek Books 'Law & Order: CI' Role, Martin Short Joins 'Weeds' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 26th 2011 3:30PM
James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek will guest star on an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: CI.'

According to TVLine, the 'Dawson's Creek' veteran will play Rex Tamlyn, described as an "overconfident, hard-partying playboy." The character is a partner in a Facebook-esque website that's devoted to hooking people up for fleeting romantic trysts.

Like 'The Social Network,' there's a lawsuit around the idea of the site, but with this case there are a few murders mixed in. It's 'Criminal Intent,' what do you expect? Thad and Trent Luckinbill also guest star.

Van Der Beek will appear in the ABC midseason comedy 'Apartment 23' as a fictionalized version of himself.

In other casting news ...

Martin Short and Aidan Quinn will guest star on Showtime's 'Weeds.' Short will play an attorney and Quinn has been tapped to play the CEO of an investment firm. Other guest stars include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lindsay Sloane, Pablo Schreiber, David Clennon and Gary Anthony Williams. [Showtime]

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James Van Der Beek to Star in ABC Pilot As ... James Van Der Beek

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 16th 2011 5:05PM
James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek has clearly learned to embrace his past.

One the heels of those hilarious Funny or Die videos and the "Why didn't I think of that?" Web venture known as James Van Der Memes comes the news that the former 'Dawson's Creek' actor is set to star in the ABC pilot 'Don't Trust the B*tch in Apt. 23' -- as himself.

According to Vulture, the man formerly known as Dawson Leery will play "a heightened version of himself" a la Neil Patrick Harris in the 'Harold and Kumar' movies and Matt LeBlanc on 'Episodes.'

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James Van Der Memes: Watch the Beek Make Faces (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Jan 4th 2011 4:30PM
Today's tweens probably don't know James Van Der Beek the same way previous generations do, as the lovably precocious Dawson from the teen drama 'Dawson's Creek.'

They only know Van Der Beek's face from the ever-popular three-second animated GIF of Dawson crying when Joey (Katie Holmes) dumps him. Kids just love to post that on their blogs when they're sad, ironically sad or sarcastically sad. Van Der Beek's face just conveys so many emotional levels.

Rather than turn a blind eye to the popular GIF, Van Der Beek has decided to embrace it. He's teamed with Funny Or Die to bring the public 'Vandermemes.'

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TV Casting: James Van Der Beek Joins 'Mercy'; Mischa Barton Books 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 5th 2010 9:45AM
James Van Der Beek MercyJames Van Der Beek has landed a recurring role on NBC's 'Mercy.' The 'Dawsons Creek' alum will play Dr. West on the freshman medical drama series, a "cocky" and "womanizing" doctor who is also harboring a major secret. If all goes well, Van Der Beek -- who has recently guested on shows like 'Ugly Betty,' 'The Forgotten' and 'One Tree Hill' -- could become a series regular. In the meantime, no word on when he'll officially scrub in. [Ausiello Files]

More casting news after the jump.

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How I Met Your Mother: Sandcastles in the Sand - VIDEOS

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 21st 2008 10:42PM
Robin Sparkles(S03E16) Bless the peapickin' little hearts of Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. All week, they've been setting us up, telling us about the return of Robin Sparkles, saying that we were going to get an episode full of eighties and nineties goodness, complete with James Van Der Beek, Tiffany, and Alan Thicke. We even got a video (full video is after the end of the review) as a taste.

But all of it was a ruse. A week-long ruse to distract us from realizing what was really going to happen in this episode. Since I don't want to spoil it for anyone, come with me to the after-jump portion of our review and then we can talk.
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Coming soon on How I Met Your Mother: More Robin Sparkles! - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 10th 2008 10:24AM
Let's Go to the MallHave you been missing those references to Scherbatsky's Canadian life? If you know what I'm talking about then you'll be overjoyed to know that on April 21, How I Met Your Mother will be all about Robin Sparkles, Robin Scherbatsky's alter-ego teen singing star. The entire episode is planned as a flashback to the 1980s 1990's when Robin became a one-hit wonder with the song "Let's Go to the Mall." Well, it turns out that wasn't her only song. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, How I Met Your Mother's co-creators, composed a ballad. "Sandcastles in the Sand" was the flip-side of "Let's Go to the Mall." It's supposedly in the style of a power break-up ballad, like "Foolish Beat" and "Toy Soldiers."

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 2nd 2008 1:01PM
Spoiler Anonymous
This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we'll supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479 - your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother , Numb3rs, Smallville and Ugly Betty. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Van Der Beek to guest star on How I Met Your Mother

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 31st 2008 5:40PM
James Van Der BeekOne thing I didn't enjoy much about NBC's comedy Will & Grace was the constant famous guest stars popping in almost on a weekly basis. At times, it felt like the episodes were written for those guest stars instead of writing the episodes first and then trying to find a famous person to fill in a role. Since the strike ended, I fear that How I Met Your Mother is heading towards that same path. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing guest stars here and there in a series but having them pop up week after week can get tiring. So I hope this is only a renewal stunt for the series and not something that will become the standard.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Britney Spears guest starred in the March 24 episode of HIMYM. Alicia Silverstone was set to appear in a few episodes (some suspect her character would have turned out to be the mother) but bowed out when Spears was hired because Silverstone was worried that her performance would be over-shadowed by Britney's appearance.

The latest addition to the HIMYM guest star list: Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek! Slight spoilers about the role and episode ahead!

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Ugly Betty: Grin and Bear It

by Erin Martell, posted Oct 19th 2007 12:40AM

America Ferrera and Victor Garber

(S02E04) I felt like I was watching a bizarro version of Ugly Betty this week. Betty was a cheater, Justin belched, and the guy from Dawson's Creek was an insensitive jerk! What's next--Hilda dressing conservatively? There were several unpleasant surprises in this episode, but Gio's absence probably made some of the viewers happy. It's always difficult to watch the episodes where obstacles are set up for each character, but how else can there be a happy ending later on? Still, it took a while to get over the shock of seeing Justin wearing his Dad's leather jacket and hearing him say things like "Whatevs."

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Robot Chicken special to feature Lucas, Hamill

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 25th 2007 1:35PM
robot chickenDetails are finally being revealed today about the Robot Chicken: Star Wars special that is coming up on June 17th on Cartoon Network. We first heard about it last fall when Adam interviewed Morel Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos, who shares a studio with Robot Chicken. The news today is that George Lucas and Mark Hamill are both participating. Lucas will play himself and Hamill will play Luke Skywalker. And, as Adam reported late last year, producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are actually working with LucasFilm Ltd. to create the 30-minute parody of the Star Wars series. Senreich says it's a dream come true and "How many people can say that George Lucas let them play with his entire Star Wars universe and do Robot Chicken-like things to it?"

I'm really looking forward to this episode. Green and Senreich have pretty much been obsessed with Star Wars and it has appeared in Robot Chicken many times. But- to be able to recreate the entire series with the blessing of The Godfather? Awesome!

By the way, this will be Mark Hamill's second visit to Robot Chicken. He voiced three characters, one of them was himself, in a 2005 episode. Other celebrity voices in the Star Wars special include Conan O'Brien, James van der Beek, Hulk Hogan, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer, Joey Fatone, and regular Seth MacFarlane.

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Criminal Minds: Revelations

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 8th 2007 10:14AM

Criminal Minds(S02E15) No sense in getting into the circumstances about Reid's abduction. I'm assuming that if you've come back to read this, then you saw the spectacular first part that aired after the Super Bowl.

More than anything else, this episode was all about Reid. It's the first time we really got some explanations about his past, his childhood, and what it was like to grow up in his house. It has me a little worried though. Why's that? Because it reminded me a lot of this season's premiere episode. And we all know what that led to - the downfall of Elle.

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