ABC network is confirming that Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will play himself in an upcoming comedy project entitled Apartment 23.
It’s expected that the portrayal will be a “heightened” version, however. Formerly known as Don’t Trust the Bi— in Apt. 23, the series is about an earnest Midwestern girl, June [played by The Good Wife‘s Dreama Walker], forced to move in with an amoral NYC party girl, Chloe [portrayed by Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars alum Krysten Ritter].
Van Der Beek will play Chloe’s best friend, a part originally written with former ‘N SYNC band member Lance Bass in mind. The role is reportedly in the process of being entirely re-written.
American Dad‘s Nahnatchka Khan wrote and will executive produce the pilot. Modern Family‘s Jason Winer will direct. Dave Hemingson will also executive produce.
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