04/25/2012 08:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Mad Men' Star Kiernan Shipka Talks Playing Herself On 'Don't Trust The B---- In Apt. 23'

Sally Draper has had plenty to do on "Mad Men" so far this season (and if we're right about the ever-cryptic on-air preview for this week's new episode, she might be experimenting with smoking cigarettes, too), but the time has come for actress Kiernan Shipka to flex her comedy muscles on another show.

On this week's "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (Wed., Apr. 25, 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC), Shipka is playing "herself" opposite star James Van Der Beek, who is also playing "himself." The preview below shows the Beek trying to nail down the mannerisms of the Ship (yeah, that's something we're trying) for a body-swapping comedy they're working on.

When we talked to Shipka last month before the "Mad Men" Season 5 premiere, she had to be tight-lipped, as usual, about that show, but was more than happy to gush about shaking things up a bit on "Apt. 23."

"That was a really great experience for me. I mean, it was such a different environment," she said. "First of all, I'm used to 'Mad Men,' where you have to get every word exactly correct for everything, and it has to be very true to the script. In this, they were all, 'Try saying this this time,' and 'Improv a little bit.' It was awesome. It was such a different experience, but it was so cool."

This isn't the first time Shipka has spoofed herself for comedy -- she first wowed "Mad Men" fans by playing a Child Star Psychologist for Funny or Die.

Watch this "Don't Trust the B----" sneak peek and tell us: Are you excited to see Kiernan Shipka play a very un-Sally-like new character?

Click through our slideshow to see what else is worth watching this week: