James Van Der Beek To Play Himself In ABC Pilot

It seems playing yourself (or a version of yourself) is all the rage these days. You have Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Matt Le Blanc on Episodes, and now James Van Der Beek on ABC’s Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23.

The project, to be directed by Modern Family‘s Jason Winer, centers on June, an earnest, honest, optimistic girl from the heartland who is forced to move in with Chloe, a sexy, unstable New York City party girl who has the morals of a pirate.

Van Der Beek will play Chloe’s best friend and a heightened version of himself.

Hey, Dawson, what do you think about your return to TV?

Yeah, he’s not excited either.

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