Frankie Muniz to make cameo on season premiere of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"

Actor Frankie Muniz arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort Nov. 30, 2011, in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty

When "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" returns for a second season on Tuesday it will revolve around attempts for a "Dawson's Creek" reunion -- with help from Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame and "Saved By the Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

In the episode, James Van Der Beek considers trying to get the cast together from the TV series that helped launch his career. He ends up turning to a couple fellow actors for guidance, including Muniz.

"I play myself. James Van Der Beek plays himself, kind of making-fun-of-himself type of situation," Muniz told CBSNews.com. "He's trying to get together a 'Dawson's Creek' reunion. I don't want to give away too much, but he finds out that none of the cast likes him because he didn't give his portion of the series finale crew gift -- the money. So he's like, 'I gotta find out how to get back on TV.'"

Van Der Beek thinks that by soliciting help from someone who also starred in a long-running TV series, he may be able to pull together his own reunion of sorts.

"He finds me in a grocery store and I have no idea how he found me and he's like, 'I have the best idea. You guys do a reunion, and I'll be in it.' It's just a little, funny scene of me, James Van Der Beek and Krysten Ritter," Muniz said.

James Van Der Beek and Busy Phillips in a scene from "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23."
ABC/Kelsey McNeal

June (Dreama Walker) also plays a role, trying to convince Van Der Beek to bring the "Dawson's" cast back together. There's no word on how far he gets, but at least one former cast member will be seen on the season premiere; actress Busy Phillips, who starred on the series from 2001-2003, makes a cameo.

"Dawson's Creek" was on the air from 1998-2003. In addition to Van Der Beek and Phillips, the series also starred Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson.

The "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" episode, titled "Reunion," airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Meanwhile, to find out more about Muniz's latest projects, check out his interview with CBSNews.com below:

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