James Van Der Beek Has A New Job

Should you be looking for James Van Der Beek, you can currently find him thanking his lucky stars. Dawson Leery will be returning to the small screen in the breakout hit Mercy as the hospital’s ICU chief Liam West.

According to IMDB.com this fella has done nothing more than the occasional guest appearance since the finale of Dawson’s Creek. With this opportunity perhaps the world will embrace James and not sing “I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over” every time he enters the tv screen.

I don’t know how I feel about his new adult role. Can you watch him without Joey Potter, a whipped cream bikini, or a horrific Texan accent involved?

Gallery Info: James Van Der Beek enjoys a boys’ night out at Nobu in West Hollywood, CA on December 2, 2009.