After a seven-episode first season that found June making out with Chloe’s dad (ew!), Fake James Van Der Beek launching a clothing line (Beek Jeans!) and Chloe literally adopting an teenager to serve as her assistant, the insanity on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 has only just begun.
The ABC comedy from executive producers Nahnatchka Khan and David Hemingson has far more ridiculousness planned for stars Krysten Ritter, James Van Der Beek and Dreama Walker — as well as new series regular Ray Ford (Luther) — for Season 2.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the cast Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to get the scoop with the showrunners already seven scripts in. Here are 11 spoilers from the cast and creators.
1. Season 2 will consist of 19 episodes — including the six held over from Season 1 that will feature Fake James (aka TV JVDB) as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Khan tells THR that those episodes will be interspersed throughout the season. “We’re going to try to get it as close to that as we can and do some crossovers,” Khan says of matching up the Apartment 23 faux-Dancing with ABC’s actual season finale. (And yes, there’s always the possibility for the network to order additional episodes.)
5. Not to be trumped by Halloween, there’s also an epic Thanksgiving episode planned that will see Chloe visit her parents — as in her father, aka the guy June made out with four hours and her wheelchair-bound mother. “June is obliged to help smooth the road with shocking results because Chloe can’t be counted on,” Hemingson says.
9. Now that June’s back at work in the financial sector — meeting her career goals from the pilot — her work environment will be explored, with Chloe (naturally!) stepping in to spot a rival who wasn’t even on the NYC transplant’s radar. “It’s sort of like a Hannibal Lecter thing where she’s in the mind of her nemesis,” Khan says of Chloe’s ability to detect the enemy. The showrunner’s dream cast? Rosario Dawson.
10. Chloe wants a husband?! Walker says there’s an episode in the works where June coaches Chloe how to land Mr. Right instead of Mr. Right Now. “There’s a whole episode devoted to the idea that Chloe wants a husband at one point and June is like, ‘Well you have to dress more appropriately and date appropriate men,’” she says. “Of course that won’t last but it’s really funny to watch.”