'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23' Season Premiere: A 'Dawson's Creek' Reunion
James Van Der Beek has a second season of his ABC comedy "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23" to usher in this October, but that doesn't mean he can't enjoy a fond glance backward.
Marking the occasion, Van Der Beek will enjoy a fleeting reunion with a familiar face of "Dawson's Creek," the WB prime-time melodrama that unleashed his blonde, aw-shucks charms on an unsuspecting world for six 1998-2003 seasons. E! Online confirms that "Cougar Town" Busy Phillipps will be stopping by the Oct. 23 premiere at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Of course, we came of age nearly 15 years ago remember Phillipps more notoriously for stealing Joshua Jackson's heart as the trouble-prone Audrey Liddell in "Dawson's" final two seasons. In addition to her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Critic's Choice Award turn on "Cougar Town," she's also made appearances on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "How I Met Your Mother," among other series and smaller movies.
"She's a good friend and she's hilarious. I can't wait to see what it all entails," Van Der Beek said, admitting that while he knows Phillipps will be dropping in, he can't speak to how her appearance pans out. "It kind of centers around fake me pondering a reunion and what that would mean for myself, for my career, and I'm sure it'll go downhill from there."
Pleasantly as Van Der Beek envisions the reunion, he's not so sure he can see many a busy schedule facilitating a more full-fledged reunion. Jackson will have his hands full filming FOX's final season of "Fringe." Katie Holmes has begun life anew with daughter Suri in New York following her split with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Meanwhile, Michelle Williams is an acclaimed Academy Award nominee.
Nonetheless, Dawson can hope.
"I'd love it. I'd love to have them all together, all of them at the same time," he said. "Because they all have such great senses of humor and I'd love to put that together.
"Honestly, scheduling would be the biggest hurdle. Thank God, everybody's busy!"