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Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 9:30 p.m., Channel 5

Sometimes I wish the show just had the James Van Der Beek story line, with Krysten Ritter’s Chloe as his friend. Van Der Beek (above) is having a great time as a fictionalized version of himself who is shallow and narcissistic. Like Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Matt LeBlanc on “Episodes,” Wil Wheaton on “The Big Bang Theory,” and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on “Life’s Too Short,” he does self-mockery with the right touch.

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