Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television is an action comedy web television series created by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Ryan Hansen that premiered on October 25, 2017, on YouTube Red (now YouTube Premium). In July 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season which premiered on January 30, 2019.
|Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television|
|Created by||Rawson Marshall Thurber|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||16 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||23–33 minutes|
|Original network||YouTube Premium|
|Picture format||4K (UHDTV)|
|Original release||October 25, 2017 –|
January 30, 2019
|Official YouTube Channel|
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television is "set in a world where the LAPD thinks it’s a good idea to form a task force partnering actors with homicide detectives to take advantage of their “actor skills” and industry connections to help solve murders."
Cast and charactersEdit
- Ryan Hansen as himself
- Samira Wiley as Jessica Mathers
- Aly Michalka as Amy
- Wood Harris as Vince Vincente
- Evangeline Lindes as Crosby
- Noelle E Parker as Millie
- Jon Cryer as himself
- Sydney Brower as Everett
- Karen David as Priya
- Eric Christian Olsen as himself
- Barry Shabaka Henley as Captain Jackson #3 and #8
- Joel McHale as himself
- Donald Faison as himself
- James McDaniel as Captain Jackson #1 ("Pilot")
- Steve Harris as Captain Jackson #2 ("Jane D'Oh!")
- Leslie David Baker as Captain Jackson #4 ("Trafficking and the Traffic King")
- Frankie Faison as Captain Jackson #5 ("Hungry for Justice")
- Mary Birdsong as Dorothy Montclair ("Hungry for Justice")
- Arielle Vandenberg as herself ("Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen")
- Yvette Nicole Brown as Captain Jackson #7 ("Freezed")
- Kristen Bell as herself ("Freezed")
- Peter Berg as himself ("Eight Is the New Se7en")
- Ken Marino as himself ("The Office Party")
- Amanda Cerny as herself ("Like and Subscribe")
- Jillian Bell as herself ("The Ry Chromosome")
- Lucy Hale as herself ("The Ry Chromosome")
- Rob Corddry as himself ("For Your Inconsideration")
- Jane Lynch as herself ("For Your Inconsideration")
- Ben Schwartz as himself ("Execution Dependent")
- Dax Shepard as himself ("Execution Dependent")
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||October 25, 2017|
|2||8||January 30, 2019|
Season 1 (2017)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Rawson Marshall Thurber||Rawson Marshall Thurber||October 25, 2017|
|2||2||"Jane D'Oh!"||Rawson Marshall Thurber||Rawson Marshall Thurber||October 25, 2017|
|3||3||"Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen"||Tristram Shapeero||Adam Cole-Kelly & Sam Pitman||October 25, 2017|
|4||4||"Trafficking and the Traffic King"||Tristram Shapeero||Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky||October 25, 2017|
|5||5||"Hungry For Justice"||Tristram Shapeero||Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky||October 25, 2017|
|6||6||"Escape Room Escapades"||Tristram Shapeero||Paul Fruchbom||October 25, 2017|
|7||7||"Freezed"||Tristram Shapeero||Jackie Clarke||October 25, 2017|
|8||8||"Eight is the New Se7en"||Tristram Shapeero||Joel Church-Cooper||October 25, 2017|
Season 2 (2019)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|9||1||"Revival"||Rawson Marshall Thurber||Sam Sklaver||January 30, 2019|
|10||2||"The Office Party"||Jeff Wadlow||Paul Fruchbom||January 30, 2019|
|11||3||"Like and Subscribe"||Jeff Wadlow||Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky||January 30, 2019|
|12||4||"I'm Sorry, She "Class" Passed"||Jeff Wadlow||Ari Berkowitz||January 30, 2019|
|13||5||"The Ry Chromosome"||Jeff Wadlow||Molly Prather||January 30, 2019|
|14||6||"For Your Inconsideration"||Jeff Wadlow||Chadd Gindin||January 30, 2019|
|15||7||"The Ry Guy Goes to Jail"||Beau Bauman||Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky||January 30, 2019|
|16||8||"Execution Dependent"||Rawson Marshall Thurber||Shawn Ries||January 30, 2019|
On June 22, 2017, it was announced that YouTube had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The series was created by director Rawson Marshall Thurber who was set to executive produce alongside Scott Stuber, Beau Bauman, Krysia Plonka and Tracey Baird. Ryan Hansen was expected to serve as a producer. On July 27, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season expected to premiere in 2019. On December 17, 2018, it was announced that season two would premiere on January 30, 2019.
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television has received mixed reviews from critics at launch. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the series has a weighted average score of 56 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Mike Hale of The New York Times said in a mixed review, "Solves Crimes has potential, but its problem is hard-wired into its premise and its venue: You wish that someone more interesting to watch than Mr. Hansen were at the center of it. There’s no compelling reason to watch, but you might get a kick out of it." Dan Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter commented that the show is "bloated and sloppy and amateurish in a way that occasionally rises to the level of 'gleeful,' but it's occasionally hilarious and delivers a much more scathing, granular and detailed satire of the television business and Hollywood fame than the facile yuks of Showtime's departed, overpraised Episodes."
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- Fienberg, Daniel (October 25, 2017). "'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 27, 2018.