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
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GenreAction comedy
Created byRawson Marshall Thurber
StarringRyan Hansen
Composer(s)Joseph Shirley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Tracey Baird
  • Beau Bauman
  • Krysia Plonka
  • Scott Stuber
  • Rawson Marshall Thurber
Producer(s)
  • Stephanie Meurer
  • Ryan Hansen
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time23–33 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Bluegrass Television No. 93
  • Thank You, Brain! Productions
  • Bad Version
Release
Original networkYouTube Premium
Picture format4K (UHDTV)
Original releaseOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25) –
January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
External links
Official YouTube Channel

On April 10, 2019, YouTube canceled the series.[1]

PremiseEdit

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."[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
28January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Pilot"Rawson Marshall ThurberRawson Marshall ThurberOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
22"Jane D'Oh!"Rawson Marshall ThurberRawson Marshall ThurberOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
33"Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen"Tristram ShapeeroAdam Cole-Kelly & Sam PitmanOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
44"Trafficking and the Traffic King"Tristram ShapeeroMatteo Borghese & Rob TurbovskyOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
55"Hungry For Justice"Tristram ShapeeroMatteo Borghese & Rob TurbovskyOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
66"Escape Room Escapades"Tristram ShapeeroPaul FruchbomOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
77"Freezed"Tristram ShapeeroJackie ClarkeOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)
88"Eight is the New Se7en"Tristram ShapeeroJoel Church-CooperOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)

Season 2 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
91"Revival"Rawson Marshall ThurberSam SklaverJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
102"The Office Party"Jeff WadlowPaul FruchbomJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
113"Like and Subscribe"Jeff WadlowMatteo Borghese & Rob TurbovskyJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
124"I'm Sorry, She "Class" Passed"Jeff WadlowAri BerkowitzJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
135"The Ry Chromosome"Jeff WadlowMolly PratherJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
146"For Your Inconsideration"Jeff WadlowChadd GindinJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
157"The Ry Guy Goes to Jail"Beau BaumanMatteo Borghese & Rob TurbovskyJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
168"Execution Dependent"Rawson Marshall ThurberShawn RiesJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

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.[3] On July 27, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season expected to premiere in 2019.[4] On December 17, 2018, it was announced that season two would premiere on January 30, 2019.[5]

CastingEdit

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that the series would star Ryan Hansen with guest stars including Joel McHale, Jon Cryer, and Kristen Bell, among others.[3]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography for season two began on July 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[6]

ReceptionEdit

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".[7] 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."[8] 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."[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schneider, Michael; Schneider, Michael (2019-04-10). "'Ryan Hansen,' 'Champaign ILL' Canceled as YouTube Prepares for New Originals Strategy (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  2. ^ Moraes, Lisa de (August 4, 2017). "'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes On Television' Pokes Fun At Dick Wolf Procedurals, Creator Says". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 22, 2017). "YouTube Red Greenlights Two New Comedy Series Toplined By Ryan Hansen & Rob Huebel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Nakamura, Reid (July 27, 2018). "Ryan Hansen's YouTube Comedy Renewed for Season 2". TheWrap. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Keene, Allison (December 17, 2018). "'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television' Returns with Season 2 Trailer". Collider. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Thursday, July 26 Filming Locations for John Wick 3, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, & more! - On Location Vacations". On Location Vacations. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television: Season 1 - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Hale, Mike (October 24, 2017). "Review: On YouTube, 'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television'". The New York Times. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  9. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (October 25, 2017). "'Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 27, 2018.

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