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Crunch Time is an American science fiction comedy drama web television series created by Andrew Disney and Bradley Jackson. It premiered on Rooster Teeth's website on September 11, 2016.[1]

Crunch Time
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GenreScience Fiction
Created byAndrew Disney
Bradley Jackson
StarringAvery Monsen
Jessy Hodges
Nicholas Rutherford
Samm Levine
Kirk C. Johnson
Brent Morin
Michael Hyatt
Music bySteve Moore
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Andrew Disney
Bradley Jackson
Burnie Burns
Matt Hullum
Doreen Copeland
Producer(s)Russell Wayne Groves
Andrew Lee
David James Ward
CinematographyJeffrey Waldron
Running time20–25 minutes
Original networkRooster Teeth
Original releaseSeptember 11 (2016-09-11) –
October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
External links

The series follows a group of students who have built a machine that allows them to enter people's dreams. They have somehow caused a black hole to form in their laboratory, leading them to having to explain their actions to the authorities.

The series made its television debut in the United States on El Rey Network on January 8, 2019.[2]




Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Beginning"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonSeptember 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
2"The Brain Frame"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonSeptember 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
3"The Business"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonSeptember 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
4"The Big Sleep"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonSeptember 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
5"The Party of the Century"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
6"The Moruga"Andrew DisneyAndrew Disney and Bradley JacksonOctober 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)


Crunch Time was released to limited but mostly positive reviews. Jude Dry of IndieWire gave it an "A" rating, writing, "With snappy dialogue and a premise to delight sci-fi newbies and die-hards alike, the twenty-minute episodes of 'Crunch Time' fly by as quickly as a good dream."[3] In The Daily Dot, Audra Schroeder said the show was like a mix of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Weird Science.[4]


  1. ^ "ROOSTER TEETH to Launch 2 New Sci-Fi Series: CRUNCH TIME and DAY 5 (Exclusive)". Nerdist. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
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  3. ^ Dry, Judy (September 10, 2016). "'Crunch Time' Review: Rooster Teeth's Funny 'Inception' With Nerd-Bros". IndieWire. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Schroeder, Audra (September 12, 2016). "Sex, drugs, and lucid dreams: Step into Rooster Teeth's 'Crunch Time'". The Daily Dot. Retrieved October 19, 2017.