James Van Der Beek has just been cast in an ABC pilot called “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23” — as himself.
If all goes well, he’ll be playing the best friend to a Manhattan party girl — in what Deadline calls a “heightened version of himself.”
We hope that this basically means a heightened version of Dawson: more furrowed brows, more melodramatic monologues and more tight leather necklaces.
So how good a chance does this pilot have of making it to the airwaves? Well, it’s from “American Dad” producer Nahnatchka Khan, whose writing is hugely in demand right now — three of her projects were snatched up by the networks this year. And it starts Krysten Ritter, who, after playing the sassy sidekick more than her fair share, was a hot commodity during pilot casting this year.
Bottom line: there’s a good chance you’ll have much more Van Der Beek in your life soon.
Apparently, this is the first time Van Der Beek has looked at comedy pilot offers — he’s feeling more comfortable with the craft now that his Funny or Die uploads has gotten so much play.
Apparently, ABC took his “arsehole For Hire” offer quite literally. Video below.
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