While I’m excited that Apartment 23
was picked up by ABC, as a huge fan of Krysten Ritter, I’m sad that we have to wait until Midseason to see it. The comedy series stars Dreama Walker as a Midwestern girl who moves to the big city and ends up rooming with the seemingly sweet (but actually deceitful) Chloe (Ritter).
Ritter played roles in Breaking Bad
, Gilmore Girls
and Starz’ Gravity
, however in Apartment 23
(previously titled Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23
) she seems to most resemble a cattier version of Gia in Veronica Mars
. In the series, we learn early on that, with the support of her pal James Van Der Beek (playing himself), Chloe’s made a habit of swindling city newbies out of their money by inviting them to live with her, taking the rent and deposit money and then driving them crazy so they’ll leave. You’ll get good look at Chloe’s duplicity in the clips below.
Below is ABC’s synopsis for the series and further down are a few clips from the premiere episode:
After a naïve Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters.
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 place to live. It seems her luck has turned around when she gets hired at a coffee shop and finds Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a charming, vivacious roommate... with the morals of a pirate. She swindles June out of all her savings, but she and her snarky friend, James Van Der Beek (playing himself), soon 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.
"Apartment 23" stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls) as Chloe, Dreama Walker (The Good Wife, Gossip Girl) as June, Eric André as Mark, Michael Blaiklock as Eli and James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues, Dawson's Creek) as James Van Der Beek.
Created and written by Nahnatchka Kahn (American Dad), Apartment 23 is executive-produced by Kahn, Jason Winer (Modern Family), Dave Hemingson (American Dad, How I Met Your Mother) and Jeff Morton (Modern Family). Winer is also the director. Apartment 23 is a production of 20th Century Fox Television.
Apartment 23 will air on ABC during Midseason 2012.
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