In the first season of ABC's comedy Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek had a recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself who had become friends with the titular character amidst the celebrity party scene in New York City. This season, at least two other former teen television stars will make an appearance on the show: Mark-Paul Gosselaar of Saved By The Bell and Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle will both portray themselves in one episode as they encounter Van Der Beek during his quest to orchestrate a Dawson's Creek reunion.
His career sagging since the landmark teen drama went off the air nearly ten years ago, Van Der Beek decides that the time is right for a reunion and as he goes about putting one together, he meets Frankie and Mark-Paul along the way. Although Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan has expressed her obvious desire to also have Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams provide guest-starring stints on the show, the only Dawson's Creek alum who has agreed to appear so far is Busy Phillips, a regular cast member on Cougar Town which recently moved from ABC to TBS.
Something tells me that unless they still have a close friendship with the Beek, the other three won't be showing up and he will have to recast their parts. Apartment 23 was like nails on a chalkboard when I tried to watch it and I've never even seen one episode of Dawson's Creek, but that actually sounds like it could be pretty funny. What do you think?