Scoop: James Van Der Beek To Play Himself In ABC's Bitch Pilot

In his first regular comedy series gig, Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek is set to co-star in the ABC pilot Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23.

The project, to be directed by Modern Family‘s Jason Winer, centers on June (The Good Wife‘s Dreama Walker), an earnest, honest, optimistic girl from the heartland who is forced to move in with Chloe (Veronica Mars‘ Krysten Ritter), 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 (in the vein of Neil Patrick Harris’ stint in the Harold & Kumar movies and Matt LaBlanc’s starring role on the Showtime comedy Episodes).

Interesting footnote: The role was originally written for Lance Bass.