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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 intertitle.png
Also known as
  • Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23
  • Don't Trust the B
  • Apartment 23
Genre Sitcom
Created by Nahnatchka Khan
Narrated by Dreama Walker
Theme music composer
  • Steve Hampton
  • John Adair
  • Brad Hamilton
Opening theme "The B---- in Apt 23" by Katie Hampton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26[1] (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Nahnatchka Khan
  • David Hemingson
  • Jeffrey Morton
  • Marshall Boone
  • Justin McEwen
  • Sally Bradford McKenna
  • Casey Johnson
  • David Windsor
  • Corey Nickerson
  • Laura McCreary
  • Erik Durbin
  • Tina Kil
  • Barbara Black
  • Daniel Hank
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11) – May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan that aired on ABC in the United States from April 11, 2012, to January 15, 2013. The series originally aired as a mid-season replacement during the 2011–12 television schedule, following Modern Family.[2]


The series follows June Colburn as she moves from Indiana 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 bon vivant party-girl named Chloe. Chloe keeps her apartment by inviting roommates to move in, asking for rent up front, and then behaving outrageously until they leave. June proves more difficult to dislodge than expected, and when June reverses Chloe's latest attempt to eject her in an unexpected fashion, they end up forming an unlikely friendship.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Krysten Ritter as Chloe, the eponymous "Bitch in Apartment 23". She is an amoral and irresponsible party girl, freeloading, scamming, free-spirit, and swindler described as having "the morals of a pirate," who becomes June's roommate. After first attempting to run her "roommate scam" on June by convincing her to pay several months' rent in advance before driving her out of the apartment, Chloe eventually comes to welcome her after June proves capable of turning Chloe's scams back on her. Chloe, who usually finds other women boring, discovers that she genuinely likes June and tries to be both protective and helpful in her own borderline sociopathic ways (such as slipping June illegal Chinese pharmaceuticals to help her "loosen up" and turning June's small homemade jam business into a lucrative internet erotica site). Chloe's only steady work is "providing entertainment" to diplomats at the United Nations once a year, during which she pays her share of rent for the year, while in the meantime running day-to-day scams to provide her with free food, free drinks, and spending money. Her scams have gotten her in trouble with the law more than once.
  • 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 stealing millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme and the apartment building is sealed, leaving June desperate for a job and another place to live. She ends up moving in with Chloe. June is optimistic, trusting, and tries to be honest and friendly with everyone she meets, which often lead her to be taken advantage of by more cynical New Yorkers, including her own roommate. 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 works as a barista at a local coffee shop for most of the series, but is eventually 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. As a parody of himself, he is arrogant, self-centered, and shamelessly self-promoting as he takes on increasingly bizarre roles to revitalize his career, culminating in a stint on Dancing with the Stars. He uses his influence amongst the now-thirty-something demographic of female Dawson's Creek fans to get ahead personally and professionally, and he allows Chloe to name-drop him to advance her own scams. In spite of this, he is the person who seems to know Chloe best, and he seems genuinely invested in seeing Chloe and June's friendship succeed, often giving them both advice on how to handle one another's quirks.
  • Eric André as Mark Reynolds, who would have been June's supervisor at the mortgage company. He becomes manager of a local coffee shop within four hours of losing his job and hires June. He lives with a domineering, unseen girlfriend who takes advantage of his good-natured meekness. At one point in Season Two, Mark manages to break up with his girlfriend and kick her out of his apartment, but he quickly becomes depressed and untethered without someone to tell him what to do. Mark has a hopeless crush on June and occasionally tries to approach her, but a combination of his girlfriend's emotional control and June's obliviousness always gets in his way.
  • Ray Ford as Luther Wilson (season 2; recurring previously),[d] an effeminate man and 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. He is extremely devoted to James and believes wholeheartedly in James' inevitable comeback. To that end he gladly micromanages James' life to the smallest detail, even as James takes advantage of him. He also demonstrates a stronger moral center than most of the main cast, which leads him to becoming closer to June as the seasons progress.
  • 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. In spite of being a self-proclaimed pervert, Eli is hard-working and successful in his own limited field, often offers solid advice to June from his window across the alley, and is grateful for Chloe's casual lack of concern for his peeping-tom tendencies.
  • Liza Lapira as Robin (main cast season 1; recurring season 2),[e][3] one of Chloe's former roommates, who was swindled like the others and now lives in the apartment down the hall, where she tries to warn potential roommates "don't trust the bitch in apartment 23" before they make the same mistake. In spite of this, she is still obsessed with Chloe to the point of stalking her. Robin works as a nurse in a local hospital.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • 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[4] where June attends worship services.
  • Jennie Pierson as Pepper, June and Mark's socially awkward coworker at the coffee shop.
  • Tate Ellington as Steven, June's ex-fiancé.
  • Katherine Tokarz as Nicole, a nurse with whom Steven cheats on June.
  • Teresa Huang as Hillary, June's coworker at Harkin Financial.

Guest cast[edit]

  • Keith Allan as Peter, an employee at People magazine.
  • Michael Landes as Scott, Chloe's father, who has a brief 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 Lovett, an Australian director, who is friends with James and becomes a love interest for Chloe.
  • Jonny Cruz as James Martinez, June and Luther's yoga instructor.
  • Missi Pyle as Angie Beckencort, a lousy pro dancer who ends up paired with James on Dancing with the Stars.
  • Meg Chambers Steedle as Emily, a girl who briefly dates James.
  • Meagen Fay as Katherine, James' mother.
  • Sarah Wright as Trish, Chloe's first New York roommate.

Special cameos[edit]

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

Development and production[edit]

The show's former title card, when it was titled Apartment 23

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.[5][6] In January 2011, ABC green-lit the production of a pilot episode.[6] 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.[7] A few days later, ABC announced that the show would most likely debut in the 2011–12 mid-season.[8]

On October 11, 2011, ABC again renamed the show, this time to a bowdlerized version of its original name, censoring the word "Bitch" and replaced with "B----".[9]

The first two episodes were made available on iTunes, Hulu,[10],[11] and on Xfinity in the United States before the premiere on April 11, 2012.[12][13] In Canada, the first episodes were made available on Rogers on Demand and on,[14][15] 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.[16] The second season premiered on October 23, 2012.

ABC announced on January 22, 2013, that it was removing Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 from its schedule immediately.[17] The next day, the cast of the show confirmed its cancellation.[18] On April 18, 2013, ABC announced that the remaining eight unaired episodes would be streamed online beginning May 17[19] and ending June 2.[20]

In July 2014, it was announced that Logo TV had acquired the full run of the series—including the eight episodes that were previously unaired in the United States—and would air it in the correct order beginning July 19.[21]

A total of 26 episodes have been produced over two seasons.

Series overview[edit]

Each episode is styled as " Apartment 23".

Series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 7 April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11) May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23)
2 19[n 1] October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23) January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15) (TV)
May 17, 2013 (online)
  1. ^ Eight episodes were left unaired by ABC after the series was cancelled. These episodes have aired in other countries and are now available on iTunes and Netflix streaming, and aired in the United States on Logo TV in 2014.


Season 1 (2012)[edit]

The first season consisted of seven episodes and aired from April 11 to May 23, 2012.

Season 1 episodes
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Pilot" Jason Winer Nahnatchka Khan April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11) 1ATF79 6.91[22]
Having moved from Indiana to New York City, June lands her dream job at a mortgage company and an apartment in Manhattan, while her fiancé Steven (Tate Ellington) finishes up his master's degree in Indiana. However, on her first day of the job, the company is shut down as the CEO is arrested for embezzlement, causing June to lose both her job and her apartment. She then meets and is instantly taken with a fun, vivacious, and seemingly perfect roommate named Chloe, who is close friends with James Van Der Beek. June decides that she wants to move in, but Chloe soon reveals her true intentions as she plots to scam June out of her rent money. June retaliates by selling all of Chloe's stuff. Steven arrives for June's birthday and Chloe is instantly suspicious of him. She learns that Steven is cheating on June with multiple women. She tries to tell June, who automatically thinks it is a ploy to get her to leave the apartment. Chloe decides to seduce Steven. After getting caught having sex with Steven on June's birthday cake, Chloe explains to June that she only did it to prove he was a cheater. Although sad, June thanks Chloe for helping her learn about Steven before she might have married him. They bond and discover the beginning of an unusual friendship.
2 2 "Daddy's Girl..." Michael Spiller Nahnatchka Khan April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18) 1ATF01 6.43[23]
Following June's breakup with Steven, Chloe sets her up with a guy she believes is perfect for her, Scott (Michael Landes). The two hit it off, until June finds out Scott is Chloe's father, whom she claims is separated from her mother. Things get even more complicated when Chloe's wheelchair-bound mother (Marin Hinkle) stops by in distress suspecting that her husband is cheating on her. Meanwhile, James teaches an acting class at New York University, but he is unable to get his students interested in anything other than his Dawson's Creek days.
3 3 "Parent Trap..." Chris Koch Sally Bradford McKenna April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25) 1ATF09 4.91[24]
When June—who is juggling an unpaid internship with her job at the coffee shop—accuses Chloe of being selfish and irresponsible, Chloe adopts a foster daughter (Kerris Dorsey) and hires her as her personal assistant. James lands a role in a film opposite Mad Men child star Kiernan Shipka.
4 4 "The Wedding..." Chris Koch Casey Johnson and David Windsor May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02) 1ATF04 5.73[25]
June is depressed when she receives a wedding invitation addressed to her and her ex-fiancé Steven. Chloe decides to take June around the city and teach her how to be confident. However, Chloe becomes jealous over the budding friendship between June and James.
5 5 "Making Rent..." Michael Spiller Corey Nickerson May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09) 1ATF03 5.69[26]
After June catches Chloe pulling her roommate scam again, both women try to find alternative ways of making the rent. James launches a new line of super-skinny jeans named Beek Jeans.
6 6 "It's Just Sex..." Nanette Burstein Billy Finnegan May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16) 1ATF07 4.73[27]
Chloe encourages June to have casual sex with the coffee-shop customer she is attracted to. However, once the guy becomes emotionally attached to June, Chloe insists that she breaks up with him. James freaks out when a copy of an old sex tape of him and Chloe falls into the hands of a porn distributor.
7 7 "Shitagi Nashi..." Wendey Stanzler Casey Johnson and David Windsor May 23, 2012 (2012-05-23) 1ATF10 5.60[28]
June struggles to keep up with Chloe's fast-paced lifestyle, ending up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. She also discovers that Chloe is the subject of a graphic novel called Tall Slut, No Panties, which is popular in Japan. James freaks out when he learns that Dean Cain has a bigger dressing room when both compete on Dancing with the Stars.

Season 2 (2012–13)[edit]

On May 11, 2012, ABC renewed Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 for a second season.[29] The remaining six episodes of season one (with production codes beginning 1A in the table) aired as part of season two bringing the total to 19 episodes for the season.[16] ABC elected to air these episodes out of order, interspersing first and second season episodes without regard to continuity. As a result, some multi-episode plot arcs (particularly James' appearance on Dancing with the Stars and June's travails at a new job outside the coffee shop) are almost incomprehensibly jumbled in the original broadcast order.

Ray Ford, who plays Luther, was promoted to a series regular for season two.[30] Liza Lapira was originally announced as having been demoted to a recurring role; ultimately she appeared in only one episode ("Dating Games...") that was produced for the second season.

Although series star Krysten Ritter originally stated in February 2013 that ABC was committed to airing the eight unaired episodes in the summer of 2013,[31] she later confirmed that the show would not return to ABC's schedule, but that all eight episodes would be made available on, iTunes and Hulu starting May 17, 2013.[32] The additional episodes have since been removed from Hulu, without announcement. It was later announced that the episodes would air on Logo TV Network in July 2014.[33]

Season 2 episodes
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
8 1 "A Reunion..." Wendey Stanzler Nahnatchka Khan October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23) 2ATF01 4.20[35]
After James receives a letter from cast members of Dawson's Creek urging him to take part in a reunion episode to mark the 10th anniversary of the series finale, June sets out to make the reunion episode happen. However, Chloe reveals to June that she is the one who has been sending him fake letters every year. After Chloe confesses everything to James, he decides to go forward with the reunion and calls his former castmates, only to learn that they all hate him because of something he did when the show ended. After a talk with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, James realizes that he should put Dawson's Creek behind him and focus on the future. Busy Philipps, who co-starred in Dawson's Creek with Van Der Beek, guest stars as a fictionalized version of herself.[34]
9 2 "Love and Monsters..." Victor Nelli, Jr. Sally Bradford McKenna October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) (Canada)
October 30, 2012 (U.S.)
2ATF03 3.25[36]
James, who is terrified of Halloween, throws his annual "positivity party" on Halloween. June finds out that Chloe is dating a man named Benjamin (Ben Lawson) and is happy to see her friend in a real relationship, until she learns that he is the latest victim of Chloe's annual Halloween prank, in which she makes a person's deepest fears come true. Chloe plans to make Benjamin think of her as his mother, who left when he was seven, before breaking up with him. Benjamin reveals that he got wind of her prank through James, and has been pulling the same trick on her by having her live her life as if it were a chick flick.
10 3 "Sexy People..." Lev L. Spiro Corey Nickerson November 12, 2012 (2012-11-12) (Canada)
November 13, 2012 (U.S.)
2ATF04 3.10[37]
June awaits the announcement of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" list. When she says that James is not sexy enough to make the cut, Chloe accuses June of herd mentality, saying she will admire whoever makes the cover. To prove her point, Chloe takes over People's office by pretending to be the new managing editor and puts James on the cover, prompting June to see him in a new light.
11 4 "It's a Miracle..." Rebecca Asher Casey Johnson and David Windsor November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19) (Canada)
November 20, 2012 (U.S.)
2ATF02 2.99[38]
Chloe and June have different thoughts about Thanksgiving. Since June cannot afford to fly home for Thanksgiving, Chloe persuades her to come to her parents' house for Thanksgiving, but June begins to feel uncomfortable and awkward. Meanwhile, James volunteers at an exclusive celebrity soup kitchen in order to get publicity, but he is unpleasantly surprised when he and Luther get roped into actually working.
12 5 "Whatever It Takes..." Henry Chan David Hemingson December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04) 1ATF06 2.98[39]
Chloe teaches June to how to network by going drinking in the financial district, but when Chloe lands herself a hot young broker whose father is a Wall Street mogul, she also lands June a dream job offer, although there are strings attached and June must make a tough decision. Meanwhile, James' worst nightmare comes true when he is paired with the worst pro dancer for Dancing with the Stars.
13 6 "Bar Lies..." Aundre Johnson Laura McCreary December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11) 1ATF11 2.49[40]
James and Luther go to Los Angeles for the season premiere for Dancing with the Stars. Chloe takes advantage of James' empty penthouse for one of her money-making scams.
14 7 "A Weekend in the Hamptons..." David Hemingson Billy Finnegan December 18, 2012 (2012-12-18) 1ATF12 2.53[41]
Since June is anxiously awaiting news on a potential job interview and James is still upset over his Dancing with the Stars fiasco, Chloe decides to take everyone along on a weekend getaway to the Hamptons, where she plans to gatecrash the party of the year and hook up with its elusive host.
15 8 "Paris..." Jeffrey Walker Laura McCreary January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06) 2ATF05 2.21[42]
June is nervous and excited about starting her new job at Harkin Financial. She befriends a seemingly nice co-worker, Fox Paris (Angelique Cabral), but Chloe warns June that she might be a backstabber. Chloe's suspicions soon prove true, and though she initially offers to help June take down Fox, Chloe and Fox end up becoming friends, much to June's dismay. Meanwhile, Mark goes to James for advice on his newfound feelings for June.
16 9 "The Scarlet Neighbor..." Wendey Stanzler Laura McCreary January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08) 1ATF05 3.11[43]
Chloe and June attend their first tenants' meeting after a new family moves into the building, but Chloe ends up making a scene and sparking outrage among the other residents. June becomes determined to clean up Chloe's act, encouraging her to start dating appropriate guys. However, things backfire when Chloe decides to set her sights on Mark, which is then further complicated by James' attempt to sabotage June's virtuous efforts.
17 10 "Mean Girls..." Chris Koch Sally Bradford McKenna January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13) 1ATF02 1.76[44]
When Chloe resists June's efforts to bond with her, June befriends a group of girls from her Pilates class who are the epitome of what Chloe detests. Meanwhile, James decides it is time to beef up his public image and signs up to mentor an underprivileged child.
18 11 "Dating Games..." Gail Mancuso Erik Durbin January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15) 2ATF08 2.73[45]
June and Mark are obsessed with a reality dating show, and Chloe encourages June to go out and get an actual date. However, when Chloe and June both end up asking out a man named Daniel (Kyle Howard), they get sucked into their very own dating game, with James orchestrating various challenges as the girls compete for Daniel's affections.
19 12 "The Leak..." Michael Spiller Tina Kil March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25) (AUS)
July 19, 2014 (U.S.)
1ATF08 N/A
James focuses all his attention on training for his appearance on Dancing with the Stars. When Luther is tasked with keeping James on a strict regimen, a jealous Chloe attempts to sabotage their efforts as she thinks James should not get stressed out. To make matters worse, an embarrassing photo of James suddenly leaks all over the Internet.
20 13 "Monday June..." Fred Goss David Hemingson April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01) (AUS)
July 26, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF07 N/A
June has been so overwhelmed with work that she has no time for anything else, including Chloe. In order to solve this, Chloe decides to slip June an herbal relaxant, causing June to black out for two days. As she tries to piece together what happened, June discovers some surprising things about herself. Meanwhile, James grapples with the idea that he may have impregnated June's friend, Crissy (Nora Kirkpatrick), on her wedding day.
21 14 "Teddy Trouble..." Gail Mancuso Billy Finnegan April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08) (AUS)
August 2, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF06 N/A
Chloe and June get a surprise visit from Teddy (Michael Stahl-David), Chloe's childhood friend from psychopath camp, who visits her every year when he goes off his medications. Chloe intends to use her mentally unstable friend to her advantage against vicious, out-of-town women in order to pick up a bargain at a department store's annual warehouse sale. However, Chloe finds herself increasingly distracted by the return of Benjamin who, according to June, is Chloe's true love. Meanwhile, James is devastated when he finds out that his Beek Jeans were overstocked and ended up relegated to the chill-out corner at the sale where no one is buying them.
22 15 "The D..."
"Making the Grade..."
Jeffrey Walker Jeff Chiang and Eric Ziobrowski April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15) (AUS)
August 9, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF09 N/A
June receives her one-year roommate evaluation from Chloe, in which she is shocked to learn that she has been given a D. After June realizes her low grade may have something to do with her poor dating record, Luther sets her up with James' agent's assistant, Will (Nicholas D'Agosto). The two hit it off, but their dates are constantly interrupted by phone calls from one of Will's clients, a demanding novelist who treats him like an errand boy. Meanwhile, James is struggling with his audition for a new Woody Allen film.
23 16 "The Seven Year Bitch..." Stuart Bass Tina Kil April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22) (AUS)
August 16, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF10 N/A
James invites Chloe and June out to dinner to meet the girl he has been dating, Emily (Meg Chambers Steedle). Chloe decides to use her veto power over Emily, forcing James to break up with her. However, she later finds out that James has been secretly continuing to date Emily, prompting Chloe to take a break from their seven-year friendship. June and Luther realize that they must get the two back together after their time apart has adverse effects.
24 17 "Using People..." Michael McDonald Sally Bradford McKenna April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29) (AUS)
August 23, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF11 N/A
June is shocked to discover that Chloe has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in order to share her crazy partying stories, as well as take free booze from the recovering alcoholics. Pepper sets Mark up on a date with one of her friends, and June struggles to hide her jealousy. Chloe accuses June of using Mark by having him do favors while knowing he likes her. After Mark admits to June that he has feelings for her, they decide to have sex, but it turns out to be awful. Meanwhile, James learns that he is on the short list for a Martin Scorsese film, though Scorsese does not think he is deep enough for the role.
25 18 "Ocupado..." David Hemingson Casey Johnson and David Windsor May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06) (AUS)
August 30, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF12 N/A
Chloe is excited about spending time with Benjamin, who is going to be in town to direct James in a sunglasses commercial. Chloe tells Benjamin that she is dating five other guys, while Benjamin reveals that he is also dating five other girls. The two bond over the fact that they are both dating other people, though Chloe later becomes uncharacteristically jealous when she discovers that she is not the number-one girl in Benjamin's dating cycle.
26 19 "Original Bitch..." Nahnatchka Khan Corey Nickerson May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13) (AUS)
September 6, 2014 (U.S.)
2ATF13 N/A
Chloe hires a private investigator to track down her first New York roommate, Trish (Sarah Wright), who Chloe has been seeking revenge on since she stole her dream of becoming a dancer on a popular dance television show years ago. When they discover that Trish has died, Chloe cannot let go of her plans of vengeance and it begins to haunt her dreams. During Chloe's dream, she must complete challenges in order to reach her goal and overthrow Trish as the top dancer on the show, while also learning that she needs to trust June as her friend. Meanwhile, James learns that his father is not his biological father.


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 [46]
Australia Arena September 3, 2012 [47]
Canada City April 11, 2012 [48][49]
New Zealand Four October 9, 2012 [50]
South Africa MNET Series 4 June 2013 [51]
United Kingdom E4 May 24, 2012 [52]


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.[53] The series received positive reviews from critics, with many critics praising Ritter for her performance in what could be called her first "leading role".[54][55] The first season getting a score of 71 on Metacritic based on 29 critics.[56] On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 91% and the second season has a score of 75%. The site's consensus states: "An odd couple sitcom with a modern twist, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is sleeker and smarter than expected, thanks to strong acting and snappy dialogue."[57]


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[58] May 23, 2012 5.60[28] 2011–12 89[59] 6.37[59]
2 Tuesday 9:30 p.m.
(episodes 1–7, 9, 11)
Sunday 10:30 p.m.
(episodes 8, 10)
19 October 23, 2012 4.20 January 15, 2013 2.73 2012–13 125[60] 3.82[60]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Performance – Female Dreama Walker Nominated [61]
Choice TV: Villain Krysten Ritter Nominated
Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer James Van Der Beek Nominated
2012 Artios Award Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Pilot – Comedy Lisa Miller Katz Nominated
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress 11–13 Kiernan Shipka Nominated [62]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Ten and Under Danielle Parker Nominated

Home media[edit]

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 was released on DVD (with 4-set discs) on October 8, 2013 and contains all unaired episodes.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Licht and Cassidy only composed music for the pilot episode.
  2. ^ Weis only composed music for the pilot episode and the second episode after.
  3. ^ Rebhun only composed music for the second episode of season 1.
  4. ^ Ray Ford is credited as a series regular for episodes that were produced for the second season. In select episodes during the second season, he was once again credited as a guest star as six episodes were held from the first season and aired during the season's run.
  5. ^ Liza Lapira is credited as a guest star for episodes that were produced for the second season. In select episodes during the second season, she was once again credited as a series regular as six episodes were held from the first season and aired during the season's run. It was also announced during the hiatus between seasons that Liza had been demoted to a recurring role; ultimately she appeared in only one episode that was produced for the second season.


  1. ^ "Shows A-Z – don't trust the bitch in apartment 23 on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Morabito, Andrea (January 10, 2012). "TCA: 'Scandal,' 'Apt. 23' to Get ABC's Top Lead-Ins". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 26, 2012). "Liza Lapira Signs Talent Deal With ABC". Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bar Lies...". Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. Season 2. Episode 6. December 11, 2012. 11:22 minutes in. ABC. 
  5. ^ "Development Update: Wednesday, January 14". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (January 10, 2011). "ABC orders 'Can't Trust' laffer". Variety. Archived from the original on August 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "ABC Renews "Body of Proof," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank"; Books 12 Newcomers for 2011–12 Season". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "ABC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011–12 Season". The Futon Critic. May 17, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (October 11, 2011). "ABC's 'Apartment 23' restores original bitchy title". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ Tigges, Jesse (April 4, 2012). "TV review: Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23". Columbus Alive. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 Season 1 Episode 1 | Full TV Episode Online". ABC. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ "ABC Offers 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23' Pilot Early (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. March 26, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ Weingus, Leigh (April 2, 2012). "'Don't Trust The B—— In Apartment 23': Watch Episode 2 Online (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Pilot – Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23". City. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Daddy's Girl – Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23". City. March 21, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "ABC Gives Second Season to "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"". The Futon Critic. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  17. ^ O'Connell, Michael; Goldberg, Lesley (January 22, 2013). "ABC Yanks 'Apartment 23' From Schedule, Doubles Up on 'Happy Endings'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ Kimball, Trevor (January 23, 2013). "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23: Cancelled, Stars React". TV Series Finale. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 18, 2013). "Unaired Episodes of 'Don't Trust The B in Apartment 23' to Stream Online". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ Sailer, Steve (May 29, 2013). "The Importance of Being Earnestly Bitchy". Taki's Magazine. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  21. ^ Locker, Melissa (July 18, 2014). "It's Not Too Late to Get Into Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23". Time. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 12, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'CSI', 'American Idol', 'Survivor', 'Law & Order: SVU' Up; 'Rock Center' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  23. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 19, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Modern Family' Adjusted Up; 'Off Their Rockers, 'Best Friends Forever', 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  24. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 26, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Off Their Rockers' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  25. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 10, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'SVU', 'Survivor', 'Modern Family', & 'ANTM' Adjusted Up, 'Don't Trust the B' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  26. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 10, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'SVU', 'Modern Family', 'Survivor', & 'Criminal Minds' Adjusted Up; 'Off Their Rockers', 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  27. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 17, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings:'American Idol', 'Criminal Minds', 'Off Their Rockers' Adjusted Up; 'Don't Trust the B' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  28. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (May 24, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'Modern Family', & 'SVU' Adjusted Up, 'Apt 23' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  29. ^ Seidman, Robert (May 11, 2012). "Updated: Private Practice, 'Body of Proof' Renewed; 'Last Man Standing,' 'Scandal' & 'Apt 23' Renewed Too; 'GCB' Canceled". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  30. ^ MacKenzie, Carina (June 30, 2012). "'Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23' Season 2 changes plus Cuba Gooding Jr. remains 'Guilty'". Zap2it. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  31. ^ Fitzpatrick, Kevin (February 22, 2013). "'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23's' Remaining Episodes to Air in the Summer?". ScreenCrush. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  32. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 18, 2013). "Final 'Apartment 23' Episodes to Bow Online". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  33. ^ "Logo TV Revives "Don't Trust the B in Apt 23"". The Futon Critic. July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  34. ^ Roots, Kimberly (August 6, 2012). "Cougar Town's Busy Philipps to Visit Apartment 23 – Will More Dawson's Castmates Join Her?". TVLine. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  35. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'NCIS:LA', 'DWTS' & 'Vegas' Adjusted Up, 'Go On' 'Happy Endings', 'X Factor' & 'The New Normal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  36. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 31, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. 
  37. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 14, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Parenthood' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'Go On', 'Hart of Dixie', 'Happy Endings' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  38. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Private Practice' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Up; 'Go On' 'Happy Endings' & 'The New Normal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  39. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 5, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Parenthood', 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show', 'The Voice', & 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up; 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Go On' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  40. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 12, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Up; 'Happy Endings' & 'Take It All' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  41. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 19, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS:Los Angeles' Adjusted Up; No Adjustments for 'The Voice' Finale, 'Happy Endings', or 'Don't Trust the B'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  42. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 8, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Family Guy', 'Revenge' & 'The Biggest Loser' Adjusted Up; 'The Simpsons' Adjusted Down Plus Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  43. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 9, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' & 'New Girl' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  44. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 15, 2013). "Sunday Final Ratings:'Family Guy' & 'The Mentalist' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes', 'The Cleveland Show' & 'Happy Endings' Adjusted Down + Final Golden Globes Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  45. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 16, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS', 'Off Their Rockers' & 'The New Normal' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  46. ^ "'Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23". July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Foxtel To Premiere – Don't Trust The B*tch In Apartment 23 – Watch It!". Throng. August 14, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  48. ^ "For Canadian Eyes Only: CityTV Unveils 2011–12 Schedule". the TV addict. May 31, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  49. ^ "Don't Trust the B- – – – in Apartment 23". City. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  50. ^ "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23". MediaWorks TV. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  51. ^ "'DON'T TRUST THAT B***** IN APARTMENT 23 STARTS 4 JUNE 20:00". 
  52. ^ Fletcher, Alex (July 18, 2011). "'Napoleon Dynamite' cartoon, Zooey Deschanel comedy coming to Channel 4". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  53. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 9, 2011). "Critics' Choice Awards Honors 8 New Shows". Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  54. ^ "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  55. ^ Deamer, Eric (April 11, 2012). ""Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23": the Next Cougar Town?". TechnologyTell. 
  56. ^ "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23". Metacritic. 
  57. ^ "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  58. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 12, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Modern Family', 'CSI', 'American Idol', 'Survivor', 'Law & Order: SVU' Up; 'Rock Center' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  59. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (May 24, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011–12 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'NCIS' & 'Dancing With The Stars'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  60. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (May 29, 2013). "Complete List Of 2012–13 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'NCIS,' 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'NCIS: Los Angeles'". TV by the Numbers. 
  61. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012". Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  62. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

External links[edit]