'Apt 23' Ups James Van Der Beek's Snarky Assistant to Series Regular (Exclusive)

Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 Van Der Beek Ray Ford - H 2012

Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 Van Der Beek Ray Ford - H 2012

James Van Der Beek is going to need a full-time assistant on ABC's Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23.

The second-year comedy has promoted Ray Ford to series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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Ford plays the snarky, scene-stealing personal assistant to Van Der Beek's heightened version of himself on the comedy starring Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker.

In his limited screen time during the show's seven-episode freshman run, he frequently clashed with Ritter's Chloe and denied the titular "B" in the title money for rent after she refused to read his screenplay.

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In addition to Apt 23, Ford's credits also include a recurring role as paramedic Ray on the network's Grey's Anatomy. He's repped by Rectangle Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

Apt 23 will return in the fall for a second season in its new time slot at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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