TV Tidbits: ‘Revenge’ Goes ‘Greek,’ Busy Philipps Checks Into ‘Apartment 23’

Busy PhilippsDon’t Trust the B—-in Apartment 23: Someone call Katie Holmes! Former Dawson’s Creek alum Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) is gearing up for a guest spot alongside James Van Der Beek on the second season of his ABC sitcom. Philipps will play a heightened version of herself (a la Van Der Beek) as the two try to wrangle up their former Dawson’s co-stars for a reunion. [TVLine]

Revenge: ABC’s dastardly drama has tapped Dilshad Vadsaria — best known as villain-turned-valiant Rebecca Logan on ABC Family’s Greek — for a recurring role as financial expert Padma, who will work closely with Nolan (Gabriel Mann) at his company when the show returns for its sophomore season. [THR]

Fox hits The Beach: It may not star Leonardo DiCaprio, but Fox is hedging their bets on a television adaptation of DiCaprio’s 2000 movie (and a 1996 novel) The Beach, about a group of youths who try to start over in paradise. The CW’s Andrew Miller (Secret Circle) will write. (For a list of other DiCaprio films that might make good TV, check out our suggestions.) [Deadline]

The Exes: Glee‘s Dot-Marie Jones, who plays the sensitive Coach Beiste on the musical comedy, is set to cameo on an episode of TV Land’s Kristen Johnston-led sitcom in its second season. All that’s known about her character is that she’ll appear in a nightclub scene. A sensitive bouncer, perhaps? [TVLine]

Jersey Shore: MTV has announced that its flagship Shore will return to the airwaves on October 4 in its standard Thursday night slot. Last season was thought to be the show’s last, but that didn’t happen (thankfully!). Speculation is rampant that this season may be the final adieu, but I wouldn’t bet a Snooki on it. [ArtsBeat]

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