Karina Smirnoff to Guest Star Alongside James van der Beek on ABC's Apartment 23

Celebrity News Dec. 16, 2011 AT 4:45PM
Karina Smirnoff to Guest Star Alongside James van der Beek on ABC's Apartment 23 Credit: Michael Kovac/WireImage.com

Karina Smirnoff's got a brand-new gig!

Fresh from her season 13 win with J.R. Martinez on Dancing With the Stars, the pro dancer has lined up a guest appearance on ABC's new comedy, Apartment 23, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

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Playing herself on one episode, Smirnoff, 33, will appear alongside James van der Beek and Dean Cain.

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"I had a blast with the show's amazing team and great writers with a larger than life sense of humor!" this season's Dancing With the Stars champ tells Us Weekly. "I think both James and Dean would be awesome on DWTS!"

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While Smirnoff's Apartment 23 air date has yet to be confirmed, the series -- featuring Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker as New York City roommates -- premieres midseason 2012.

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