Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Information

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan, that premiered on ABC on April 11, 2012. The series originally aired as a mid-season replacement during the 2011"12 television schedule, following Modern Family. On May 11, 2012, ABC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on October 23, 2012.

ABC announced in January 2013 that it was removing Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 from its schedule immediately. The next day, the cast of the show confirmed its cancellation. Eight episodes were left unaired.


The series follows June, as she moves to New York City to pursue her dream job, until she finds out that it no longer exists and she ends up moving in with a con-artist party-girl named Chloe. The two don't get along at first; however, when Chloe's attempts at scamming June backfire, they end up forming an unlikely friendship.


  • Krysten Ritter as Chloe, the eponymous "Bitch in Apartment 23". She is an amoral and shameless con artist, party girl, and swindler whom June described as a girl who "may or may not be a psychopath", and who becomes June's roommate. At first trying to scam June like she does all her other "roomies" by charging her extra rent, Chloe eventually comes to like June and welcomes her. She works by "providing entertainment" to diplomats at the United Nations.
  • Dreama Walker as June Colburn, who moves to New York (from Indiana) when her dream job at a mortgage company provides her with a huge apartment. However, on her very first day, the company is shut down when the owner is arrested for ripping off millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme and the apartment building is sealed, forcing June to find a new place to live where she moved in with Chloe. She tries to be tolerant to Chloe's reckless lifestyle and tries to find her place in New York because she is too ashamed to return to her Indiana hometown over losing her job and career and facing her overbearing parents. She worked as a barista at a local coffee shop for most of the series, but was hired as a junior analyst for a Wall Street firm.
  • James Van Der Beek as a fictionalized version of himself, the former TV star of Dawson's Creek, who is a good friend of Chloe's and desperate to revamp his sagging acting career.
  • Michael Blaiklock as Eli Webber, the peeping-tom next-door neighbor who spies on the girls through a window across an alleyway. He works as a city health inspector.
  • Eric Andre as Mark Reynolds, who would have been June's supervisor at the mortgage company. He becomes manager of a local coffee shop within three hours of losing his job and hires June. He develops a crush on June and the two begin dating in the series finale.
  • Ray Ford as Luther Wilson (season 2; recurring previously), personal assistant to James Van Der Beek. Luther and Chloe have a rocky relationship: Luther once denied Chloe money for rent and Chloe wouldn't read Luther's screenplay.
  • Liza Lapira as Robin (season 1; recurring thereafter), one of Chloe's former roommates, who was swindled like the others. But she still lives down the hall from Chloe and is obsessed with her. She works as a nurse at a local hospital.

Recurring cast

  • Eve Gordon as Connie Colburn, June's mother, whom June, then James occasionally turns to for advice.
  • Peter MacKenzie as Donald Colburn, June's father.
  • Rosalind Chao as Pastor Jin, the pastor at the First Korean Baptist Church where June attends worship services.

Guest cast

  • Michael Landes as Scott, Chloe's father, who had a sexual relationship with June
  • Marin Hinkle as Karen, Chloe's paraplegic mother
  • David Krumholtz as Patrick Kelly, the creator of the graphic novel Shitagi Nashi (Tall Slut, No Panties), based on Chloe.
  • Ben Lawson as Benjamin
  • Jonny Cruz as James Martinez

Special cameos

These guest stars have made special cameo appearances as themselves in the program:


See List of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 episodes for more information


The series was originally titled Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 and was developed at Fox as a 2009 fall contender, but was eventually passed on. In January 2011, ABC green-lit the production of a pilot episode. In February and March 2011, Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter, and James Van Der Beek were cast as the three leads. On May 13, 2011, ABC picked up the project to series under the shortened title Apartment 23. A few days later, ABC announced that the show would most likely debut in the 2011"12 mid-season.

On October 11, 2011, ABC again renamed the show, this time to a bowdlerized version of its original name, replacing the word "Bitch" with "B----".

The first two episodes were made available on iTunes, Hulu, and on Xfinity in the United States before the premiere on April 11, 2012. In Canada, the first episodes were made available on Rogers on Demand and on, also before the April 11, 2012 premiere. On May 11, 2012, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 was renewed for a second season, with the remaining six episodes of season one airing as a part of it.


In June 2011, Apartment 23, as it was called at the time, was one of eight honorees in the Most Exciting New Series category at the Critics' Choice Television Awards, voted by journalists who had seen the pilots. The series received positive reviews from critics.


Season Timeslot (ET) No. of
Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1 Wednesday 9:30 p.m. 7 April 11, 2012 6.91 May 23, 2012 5.60 2011"12 89 6.37
2 Tuesday 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 p.m.
19 October 23, 2012 4.20 2012"13


Year Result Award Category Recipients
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Show
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Performance - Female Dreama Walker
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Villain Krysten Ritter
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer James Van Der Beek
2012 Artios Award Outstanding Achievement in Casting " Television Pilot " Comedy Lisa Miller Katz

International broadcasts

In addition to premiering on ABC, the show has since been sold to various international markets.

Country / Region Network Premiere date References
Asia-Pacific Star World June 25, 2012
Arena September 3, 2012
Fox Life 2012/13
City April 11, 2012
ProSieben February 28, 2013
Sub (TV channel) January 6, 2013
yes Comedy August 4, 2012
SKY February 7, 2013
Fox May 27, 2012
Latin America Fox August 8, 2012
Four October 9, 2012
Fox Life August 14, 2012
Fox Life August 22, 2012
Fox Life 2012/13
E4 May 24, 2012

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