They must have put something in the water on the set of 'Dawson's Creek', because the entire cast has found success. Michelle Williams is doing film after film, Joshua Jackson stars on 'Fringe', and you read a new story about Katie Holmes every time you head out to by groceries. Well now James Van Der Beek is joining the cast of NBC's new medical drama, 'Mercy'.

We recently caught up with Van Der Beek, and after bonding over the unreliable service of our iPhones, he told us a bit about how this character is nothing like Dawson, why he decided to get back into television and what kind of action he's going to get this season.

Check out our exclusive interview after the jump.