"If we get to go for Season 2, she'll definitely be getting a phone call," Van Der Beek tells TVGuide.com.
On the half-hour comedy, Van Der Beek plays a heightened version of himself who's been cast on Dancing with the Stars. His nemesis is fellow '90s star Dean Cain. "I start freaking out because I can't dance against Superman! So it kicks off a whole training regimen," he says. "James, in real life, had to train quite a bit."
Apartment 23 isn't the only place you can catch Van Der Beek. On May 9, immediately following Apartment 23 (9:30/8:30c, ABC), Van Der Beek will guest-star on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10/9c).
"It's twisted and it's dark," he says of his role. "After a strict diet of killers and kidnappers, it was so much fun to get back on [Apartment 23] and just laugh."