James Van Der Beek is headed back to his old stomping ground, only this time he’s headed–not for the creek, but to One Tree Hill.

The Dawson’s Creek alum will guest star on an episode of One Tree Hill, set to air in late November.  It will be a homecoming of sorts for Van Der Beek–One Tree Hill shoots on the same lot that housed Dawson’s Creek in Wilmington, NC.  Van Der Beek’s character will play a director who’s interested in making a movie out of Lucas’ (Chad Michael Murray) novel.

"The specter of Dawson’s Creek is always around us," says Mark Schwann, who exec produces Hill.  "We’re about to complete 128 episodes, which is what Dawson‘s did…So I thought it would be cool to get James."

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