‘DWTS’ Champ Karina Smirnoff to Guest on ‘Apartment 23’

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

No matter what name it goes by, the upcoming ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23” (we’ll call it “Apartment 23” for brevity’s sake) has gotten a fair amount of buzz. We think it’s because it’s got potential, but the real reason may be that James Van Der Beek plays a cartoonish version of himself on the show. According to Us Weekly, the buzz factor will go up when “Dancing with the Stars” champ Karina Smirnoff guests.

Smirnoff, who captured the “DWTS’ championship with her celebrity partner J.R. Martinez, will play herself on the sitcom, in a plot that involves not only Van Der Beek but Dean Cain as well. What are the odds that Cain will be playing himself? We think they’re pretty good.

She told Us that “I think both James and Dean would be awesome on ‘DWTS’!” We think Cain would do great, especially because he’s an ex-athlete; they always seem to do well on the show.

“Apartment 23” doesn’t yet have a spring premiere date, so there’s no word on when Smirnoff will appear. But a “DWTS” tie-in is pretty much a given.

Watch the Smirnoff and Martinez get crowned the “DWTS” champs in the season finale:

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Watch a preview of “Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23”:

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