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Those of us who are big fans of Krysten Ritter from such projects as “Breaking Bad” are thrilled to see her get her own starring role, in 2011-12 midseason ABC comedy “Apartment 23.” ABC made two clips available to the press — the first (not shown here) paints Ritter’s Chloe as a complete airhead, but as we see above, it’s all an act. A show without Ritter showing off her dark side would have been a real bummer.

James Van Der Beek becomes the latest TV character to play a version of himself — perhaps he’ll have longer life in the role than the last ABC sitcom regular to do so, Jennifer Grey in 1999’s “It’s Like, You Know.”

Nahnatchka Kahn (“American Dad”) created the series and exec produces with Dave Hemingson, Jeff Morton and director Jason Winer for 20th Century Fox Television.