Van Der Beek will serve as showrunner and star as a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo in a collection of parables about life as told through the eyes of a guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet — but kind of sucks one-on-one.
Dawson’s Creek vet Van Der Beek most recently co-starred in CSI: Cyber. His comedy credits include Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Friends with Better Lives and How I Met Your Mother.
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* Archer will move from FX to FXX, beginning with the Season 8 premiere this spring.
* Michelle Obama will make her final talk show appearance as the sitting First Lady of the United States on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
* The Catch has promoted John Simm, who plays Margo’s (Sonya Walger) younger brother Rhys, to series regular for Season 2, SpoilerTV reports.