Though 'How I Met Your Mother' hasn't exactly gotten far into its final season wedding weekend, the guest list for the big event continues to swell with familiar faces. 'Dawson's Creek' vet and former 'Don't Trust the B' star James Van Der Beek is the latest 'HIMYM' alum to reprise their role, while this coming Monday sees a fresh turn from 'True Blood''s Anna Camp in the latest previews!
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Despite the fact that ABC viewers had plenty more to mourn by the recent cancellation of 'Happy Endings,' the sadness truly first began when the show's frequent timeslot partner 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' fell to the cancellation axe some months prior. Yet even with 'Apartment 23' firmer in the ground than 'Happy Endings,' guess which has eight new episodes you can watch right now?
Even though earlier today we heard the news that ABC would likely air the remaining episodes of 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' this summer, after pulling the show from their lineup and effectively cancelling the series, the show's stars have wasted little time in finding new work. Not only has Krysten Ritter join NBC's Will Ferrell / Adam McKay-produced "Assistance," but now Dawson himself, James Van Der Beek will land on CBS as a gynecologist for 'Friends With Better Lives!'
While this past Mondays 'How I Met Your Mother' episode "Ring Up!" may have divided a few fans, longtime viewers will be rewarded with yet another Robin Sparkles reprisal for next Monday's all-new installment "P.S. I Love You." The episode will also bring with it a cavalcade of Canadian (or at least honorarily Canadian) guest stars, from James Van Der Beek to Alex Trebek, but how would you like a first look? See the Canadian stars come out of the woodwork for 'How I Met Your Mother' inside!
Back when we thought the current season of 'How I Met Your Mother' would be the show's last, we knew co-creators and show-runners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas would return a number of past stars and characters alike, notably Robin (Cobie Smulders)'s famed Canadian alter-ego Robin Sparkles! And while we've still got a ninth season to go, Robin Sparkles' return will also include a cavalcade of Canadian stars, including previous guests Alan Thicke and James Van Der Beek! Find out the extensive guest list inside!
Talk about going meta. In its first season, 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' (or however you're supposed to say that) surprised viewers by including 'Dawson's Creek' star James Van Der Beek not as an original character, but as a hackneyed, has-been version of himself! So now that season 2 sees the down-and-out Dawson looking to cash in on his former fame with a 'Dawson's Creek' reunion, what former child sitcom stars will split the 'Middle' and get 'Saved By the Bell?'
Boy, do we hate when good TV series have unclear names, or difficult-to-pin down titles for filing. But regardless of how you recognize ABC's 'Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23,' there's no denying the comedic gold of 'Dawson's Creek' star James Van Der Beek playing himself as a has-been, opportunistic version of himself. The series always plays fast and loose with 'Dawson's Creek' jokes, but is a reunion finally happening? Who from the old cast will pop up in the premiere?