ABC comedy gets a little outrageous with Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23, which premieres Wednesday (9:30/8:30c). The "B" in question is Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a dark, conniving woman who decides to put her new roommate, June (Dreama Walker), through the ringer. But June's no pushover and eventually wins a bit of respect from Chloe and her BFF, James Van Der Beek. (Yes, playing himself.) Executive producers Nahnatchka Khan and David Hemingson filled out our show-runner survey to explain why you should at least watch the b---- in Apartment 23.
TV Guide Magazine: I watch a lot of comedy. Why should I add Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 to my queue?
Nahnatchka Khan: So the people who gather information about you based on your DVR viewing habits will think you're awesome.
David Hemingson: Killer cast committed to genuine hilarity (plus 100% more Van Der Beek than any other show on television)!
TV Guide Magazine: What happens if we don't watch your show?
Hemingson: Do you really want to unleash the Mayan Apocalypse?
TV Guide Magazine: Give us an equation for your show.
Khan: Tom & Jerry + Sid & Nancy - heroin + James Van Der Beek
Hemingson: The Odd Couple + Bridesmaids x vodka + Dawson
TV Guide Magazine: What's the best thing anyone has said or written about your show?
Khan: I've heard people say it's smart, outrageous and surprising. They could've been talking about something else entirely, but I like to think it was about the show.
Hemingson: "I can't believe they just did that!"
TV Guide Magazine: What's the worst thing that anyone has said?
Khan: "What show?"
Hemingson: "We refuse to allow you to do that!"
TV Guide Magazine: Who was right?
Hemingson: I'm sorry, I was finishing my martini. What was the question?
TV Guide Magazine: How are you using your power of TV for good?
Khan: The same way He-Man and the Masters of the Universe used the Power of Grayskull for good.
TV Guide Magazine: Fill in the blank: If you like ___________ , you'll love Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.
Khan: To laugh at funny things.
Hemingson: Surprising and relentless comedy.
TV Guide Magazine: Give me five things that the "B" in your title could stand for.
Khan: Big Ego-ed Lady. Braintrust. Broker. Banker. Brenneman, Amy.
TV Guide Magazine: What's an alternate title for your show?
Khan: DO Trust the B---- in Apartment 23!
Hemingson: Tall Slut No Panties (Only in Japan)
TV Guide Magazine: James Van Der Beek just had a baby in real life. Quick, think of five nicknames for the tot.
Khan: Van Der Spawn, Lil' Daws, Pickle, JVDB Jr, Fred.
Hemingson: Van Der Baby, Li'l Beek, Impossibly Handsome Toddler, Cash Money, Blue Ivy
TV Guide Magazine: If you could steal a character from any show on TV and incorporate them into the Apartment 23 world, who would they be, and what would they do?
Khan: Kenny Powers from Eastbound & Down. Him and Chloe going head to head over sleeping together/screwing each other over/who is more awesome would be epic.
Hemingson: Walter White from Breaking Bad. Seeing Walt go mano a mano with Chloe would be awesome. Plus, she has no natural predators in her current environment.
TV Guide Magazine: Who on your cast would go the farthest on Dancing with the Stars?
Khan: James. He's got the natural hip movement of a champion.
Hemingson: James Van Der Beek. The reason? Unswerving commitment and insanely powerful thighs.