James Van Der Beek has joined the upcoming ABC sitcom Don't Trust the Bitch, which features Krysten Ritter as an obnoxious New York party girl who causes trouble for her roommate and neighbors.

Former Dawson's Creek heartthrob James Van Der Beek will be taking on his first major comedy role in Don't Trust the Bitch playing himself. Dreama Walker is also signed onto play June, a sweet girl forced to move in with Krysten Ritter's unruly Chloe.

James Van Der Beek is set to portray a heightened version of his celebrity persona, acting as the best friend of Chloe. The role was originally written for and named Lance Bass. The character had to be completely rewritten to accommodate Van Der Beek.

Don't Trust the Bitch is aiming for a fall 2011 debut.

B. Alan Orange