"Dawson" Star Books Gender-Bending Fox Dramedy

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The man who put the Dawson in The WB's overly-verbose Creek, James Van Der Beek, has signed on to costar in Eva Adams, an hour-long vehicle for Fox about an egomanical, chauvanistic sports agent who is transformed into a woman via a witch's spell. Van Der Beek will play a frat boy who is best friends with the reluctant title tranny, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hmmm, this project sure sounds an awful lot like Switch, the 1991 big screen comedy starring a pre-billion dollar divorcee status Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits. In that timeless (read: ridiculous) tale, Barkin played a—you guessed it—egomaniacal, chauvanistic man who is killed then brought back to celluloid life as a she, only to end up knocked up by his/her best friend played by Smits. And I thought As The World Turns went all out to avoid telling a gay love story.