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Watch Clips From ABC’s Comedies

When ABC comes back in the fall, the network will have three new comedies on tap, and they're all sitcoms about what it means to be a man in today's suburban world. If you're looking for ABC's most buzzed-about comedy, Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, you'll have to wait till mid-season, where the newly titled Apartment 23 debuts along with the men-in-drag sitcom Work It. Take a look!

Apartment 23
ABC's single-camera comedy stars Krysten Ritter as the roommate from hell, but the real attraction here is the self-satirizing James Van Der Beek, who plays a womanizing version of himself (complete with Dawson's Creek and Varsity Blues references).

Suburgatory
Cheryl Hines and Jeremy Sisto are very different kinds of suburban parents in this single-camera comedy.

Last Man Standing
It's the Tim Allen sitcom. And you get a joke about how he hates Obamacare. Fill in the rest yourself.

Man Up
What do you get when you merge the single-camera suburban comedy of Suburgatory with the masculine midlife crisis shtick of Last Man Standing? Man Up, natch. At least it's on brand.

Work It
And what do you get when you add a dash of Bosom Buddies to that male-crisis comedy and spike it with peyote? Work It! The women of White Chicks just became a little more convincing.