THAT BITCH is Having a Reunion

…A DAWSON’S CREEK reunion, to be precise:

‘Apartment 23’s’ ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reunion: Who Else Should Join? – by Lesley Goldberg

ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 will stage a Dawson’s Creek reunion in its second season premiere.

When the comedy co-starring James Van Der Beek returns in October, Cougar Town‘s Busy Philipps will cameo as TV JVDB attempts to reunite the Capeside gang, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

As first reported by TVGuide.com, Philipps — like Van Der Beek — will play herself on the ABC comedy. Philipps joined Dawson’s Creek late in its run as Joey’s (Katie Holmes) college roommate and Pacey’s (Joshua Jackson) eventual (troubled) girlfriend with rock star aspirations.

With Apartment 23 producers — and the cast! — both gung-ho to see Jackson, Holmes and Michelle Williams (Jen) guest star, here are five other former Dawson’s Creek stars who would be ripe for comedy.

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Once upon a time we would’ve gotten all up about this kind of casting. Ranted about it being a sign that the writers had no faith in the show, at worst, or no faith in this particular script, at best.

But we’re older now and wiser. Do we get upset when CASTLE references FIREFLY? Nuh-uh. How about when BONES refers to BUFFY? Okay, so BONES doesn’t refer to BUFFY, or even ANGEL, but, dammit, it should.

Because we recognize that TV is all about the actors and their chemistry and the love for them their televised pasts bring to every once and future role they play. We revel in the awareness that this season’s macho swellhead was last year’s nerd. And we love the current characterizations of old favorite stars because we see them as building upon, as well as tossing out, memorable elements of who they once were.

Besides, we’re DAWSON’s freaks. Always have been. The only bitch in this mix is having to wait till October to see this ep.