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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

'Party Down's Ryan Hansen and James Van Der Beek Cast in CBS Pilots

Party Down star Ryan Hansen has found a new show. He's been cast in a supporting role in CBS's sitcom pilot based on the 2011 movie Bad Teacher, Deadline reports. Hansen, who's been playing a recurring role on 2 Broke Girls lately, will portray the gym teacher character that Jason Segel originated in the movie. Ari Graynor and David Alan Grier also star as the titular morally-bankrupt teacher and the school's clueless principal, respectively. Still no word on when that Party Down movie's supposed to happen.

Coming off of ABC's Don't Trust the B, James Van Der Beek has landed a role in a CBS sitcom too. He'll be playing a sarcastic gynecologist in the pilot Friends with Better Lives about a group of thirtysomething friends. The show was created by Dana Klein, who knows a thing or two about writing shows about friends because she used to write on Friends.