Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek is starring in the upcoming ABC pilot Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23.
Van Der Beek is set to play – himself.
Van Der Beek, in the role as James Van Der Beek, will be playing the best friend of New York City party girl Chloe, or “the bitch,” played by Krysten Ritter.
TV Line describes Ritter’s character as ”a sexy, unstable New York City party girl who has the morals of a pirate.”
According to AOL’s TV Squad, “The best part of the whole thing. The role was originally written as Lance Bass.” It’s being completely rewritten for Van Der Beek.
Dreama Walker from The Good Wife will also appear in the show as Chloe’s unassuming and earnest roommate.
Transitioning back to television from his “hilarious” online Funny or Die Vandermemes, Van Der Beek should be comfortable on a television sitcom. He’s made guest appearances on Ugly Betty, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother… and One Tree Hill… and The Storm… … and The Medium. Apparently we love the ‘ol Dawson Lerry – but only in small doses.