James Van Der Beek Spends Time Networking with LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT

James Van Der Beek - Mercy (NBC)

James Van Der Beek will be guest starring on USA’s LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. TVLine.com reveals that Van Der Beek will play Rex Tamlyn, an overconfident playboy who is a business partner in a social networking company that is devoted to “connecting people who share fleeting romantic encounters.” The episode plot revolves around a lawsuit over a stolen idea, and comes complete with two dead bodies that turn up in the website company’s office.

Thad Luckinbill (Nikita) will also appear in this episode, along with his real-life identical twin, Trent. They will be playing the lawsuit defendants, a la Winklevoss.

Law & Order: CI has lined up other guest stars as well for future season 10 episodes, including Adrian Pasdar, Bryan Batt, Raymond J. Barry and Cynthia Nixon.

The show airs Sundays at 9pm on USA.

What do you think of this role/story line? It does not seem terribly exciting to me. More so, I’m looking forward to Van Der Beek’s new role on ABC’s Apartment 23, which should be hilarious.