James Van Der Beek Cast In CBS’ ‘Friends With Better Lives’

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Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 and Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek is set to star in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives.

Created by Dana Klein, Friends With Better Lives revolves around a group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better. 20th Century Fox Television with Klein and Aaron Kaplan serving as executive producers. Comedy veteran James Burrow is attached to direct.

Van Der Beek has been cast as Will Stokes, one of the members of this group. The character is a gynecologist and is described as being “smart and sarcastic.” He has come to expect the worst from everything and everyone. Van Der Beek is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment. His long list of previous credits include How I Met Your Mother, Franklin & Bash and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.