If you want to live on a successful comedy, it seems like CBS is the place to go, with hits like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and Two and A Half Men. James Van Der Beek will be joining the roster of comedic talents for the fall 2013 season.
According to Deadline, it didn’t take long after Apartment 23′s cancellation for Van Der Beek to find another television gig. ABC’sApartment 23, was Van Der Beek’s first comedy gig, and now James will join five other actors to complete the cast for CBS’ Friends With Better Lives.
Friends With Better Lives is said to be a mult-camera project from 20th Century Fox TV, and will feature six 30-something-year-olds/friends who “each think the other has it better.”
James Van Der Beek is said to play one of the friends, more specifically, Will, a sarcastic gynecologist who expects the absolute worst from everyone after his ex-wife’s infidelity.
Looks like a promising project for Beek, who really scored solid critical praise for making fun of himself in Funny or Die viral videos, and for playing an idiotic version of himself on the now defunct Apartment 23.
About the new project, James Van Der Beek posted a few of his thoughts to his Facebook:
“Time to get back to work. Character description is a little off, BTW. In the process of re conceiving it for me… but it’ll be fun, I can promise that.”
Proving that Van Der Beek is still at least a bit upset about the cancellation of Apartment 23, he had this to say about the new Nielsen ratings system:
“In related news, Nielson ratings will now include streaming numbers (albeit from a laughingly small sample) exactly one year too late for Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23.”
Are you excited for James Van Der Beek’s return to television?