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By Dana Flax

Ladies of "Mercy," meet your new heartthrob.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek will join the cast of NBC's freshman nurse drama.

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Van Der Beek is set to play "a womanizing ICU chief who harbors a dark secret," in a major recurring role that could become regular.

Can't wait to see this new side to you, Dawson!

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"Mercy," which has been picked up for a full season, airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.