ABC has announced the premiere of their newest addition to the Wednesday night line-up, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, starting April 11th at 9:30pm.
It’ll be stepping into the Happy Endings timeslot but it looks like that show will have completed its 22 episode season by that point. ABC has ordered 13 installments of Apartment 23 but only seven of them have been scheduled so far.
Here’s the press release from ABC:
PREMIERE: A WIDE-EYED GIRL FROM THE MIDWEST MEETS THE ULTIMATE OUTRAGEOUS CITY GIRL, ON THE PREMIERE OF “DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
Much Anticipated, All-new Comedy Will Join the Hugely Successful ABC Wednesday Night Comedy Block
After a naive Midwestern girl’s big city dreams are dashed during her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare, in a hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters. “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” premieres WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” June (Dreama Walker) moves to Manhattan for a dream job and the perfect company apartment, only to have them disappear in a puff of reality, thanks to a CEO from the Bernie Madoff school of embezzlement. Deep in debt and out on the streets, June scrambles to land a job and a place to live. It seems that her luck has turned when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a charming, vivacious roommate – but with the morals of a pirate. Chloe soon swindles June out of all her savings, but she and her snarky friend, James Van Der Beek (playing himself), come to learn that, just because June’s naïve, she isn’t stupid. June ingeniously turns the tables on Chloe, who is so shocked about being scammed herself that she decides to pull June into her colorful band of friends. Sure, it’s all dysfunctional, bizarre and overwhelming, but so is New York City. And with the help of Chloe and the other oddballs around her, June might just learn the survival secrets she needs to make it there.
“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” stars Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Chloe, Dreama Walker (“The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl”) as June, Liza Lapira (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) as Robin, Michael Blaiklock (“Secret Girlfriend”) as Eli, Eric André (The Invention of Lying”) as Mark and James Van Der Beek (“Varsity Blues,” “Dawson’s Creek”) as James Van Der Beek.
Guest cast in “Pilot” includes Peter MacKenzie as Mr. Colbern, Eve Gordon as Mrs. Colbern, Tate Ellington as Steven, Adrian Kali Turner as Jeremy, Rob Yang as moving man, Nick Puga as Alan the cat guy, Rebecca Grant as Yolanda the pole dancer, Daniel Berson as T-shirt man, Clement Von Franckenstein as Mr. Buchwald, Gameela Wright as cop, BJ Clinkscales as policeman, Thushari Jayasekera as executive assistant, Dante Bonner as hot dog vendor, Helmar Cooper as doorman, Anoush NeVart as Mrs. Yilmaz, Armaan Juneja as young boy, Zitto Kazann as old man, Katherine Tokarz as Nicole, Tim Trella as stunt coordinator on-camera, Gary Lambert as rapper, Amee McKay as Rhonda and Daniel Hall as tuxedo man.
“Pilot” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, and directed by Jason Winer.
Created and written by Nahnatchka Khan (“American Dad”), “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” is executive-produced by Khan, David Hemingson (“American Dad,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Jeff Morton (“Modern Family”). Jason Winer (“Modern Family”) directed and executive-produced on the pilot. “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate. For more information on “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” please visit ABC.com/Apartment 23.
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