Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Tim Stack of "Entertainment Weekly" had this scoop:

'Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23' will be a midseason series on ABC. (I'm not really sure if the title will actually have "Bitch" in it, but I'm not going to shy away from using it if others are just using "B____" for propriety's sake.)

And it has several Toobworldly factors going for it. First off, that the apartment in question is number "23" gives it a 'Lost' missing link, as "23" is one of the numbers in Hurley's unlucky sequence.

Then there's James Van Der Beek co-starring as himself. It's not a novel idea - 'Half Nelson' with Dean Martin and 'It's Like... You Know' with Jennifer Grey have done it before - but it will foster a lot of 'Dawson's Creek' Zonks I'll have to deactivate.

Van Der Beek is not the only one who will be appearing as members of the League of Themselves on the sitcom. Dean Cain will show up as Van Der Beek's rival, while Kevin Sorbo will be in another as Chloe's wedding date.

If they want to make 'Lois & Clark' jokes about Dean Cain, I'm okay with that. 'Lois & Clark' took place in an alternate TV dimension and it could be that since the mythos of Superman is known to everybody in Toobworld since he died, then there might be a TV series based on the Man of Steel.....

But the most exciting bit o' news was for the casting of Kevin Sorbo as himself. This will tie the series in to 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys', which established that the former TV Herc was actually the true Hercules using the alias of Kevin Sorbo!

Sweet. Kevin Sorbo may actually get into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame based on this new series. (There's also the project "Legendary" which would have Sorbo playing himself, not to mention his appearances as Hercules in episodes of 'Xena-Warrior Princess'.)


1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

Neither "Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23" nor "Good Christian Bitches" will retain their Bitchiness. The first has become "Apartment 23" while the second is now "Good Christian Belles" (which destroys the whole point of the title, which was to let us know that these were the mean girls in high school all grown up).

The Parents Television Council was very pleased.