This show within a show is equal parts police-procedural comedy and show-biz commentary. When the LAPD somehow deems it a good idea to team one of its homicide detectives with a Hollywood actor and film the whole experiment for a TV—oops, I mean, Internet—series, straight-laced, no-nonsense detective Jessica Mathers (Samira Wiley) gets saddled with the unceasingly exuberant and cheerful Ryan Hansen. Their sleuthing adventures are infused with celebrity—including Joel McHale, Donald Faison, Eric Christian Olsen, Jon Cryer, and Kristen Bell—all playing comedically warped versions of themselves.
In our execution dependent season/series finale, Ryan and Vince interview cameo after cameo — excuse me — suspect after suspect to catch Mather’s shooter... Big twist reveal!
When the show’s ratings take a dip, Ryan must solve the biggest crime of all: his being recast by Joel McHale.
Jillian Bell Solves Crimes on Television* as Ryan and Vince are recast with Jillian Bell and Lucy Hale, who solve the murder in half the time, with half the bulls**t. You go girls!
A serial killer targets Ryan and everyone he knows. It’s the second half of a two-part season (hopefully not series) finale - you’re welcome. Btw, there’s no such thing as a three-part episode.
Ryan and Rob team up and hunt down the bootlegged awards screener ring who captured their partners. Oh, and Jane Lynch has a clue to who may have shot Mathers.
If you like prison jokes, they’re all in here as Ryan and Vince go undercover in jail to identify Mather’s shooter. Things get tricky when the prison kingpin is a familiar face....
Seven public domain princesses are murdered, and Ryan and Mathers need to solve the case before the killer strikes again. Kristen Bell guest stars in an unlikely role.
A murder on a television set puts Ryan and Vince right in the middle of the action of yet another TV reboot: Party Down, a show Ryan originally starred in, but has been left out of this time around. This time it’s personal!
Mathers is shot in a drive-by Tesla shooting (so LA, #amirite?). Ryan (Ryan Hansen) sets off to solve her shooting, but first, he’ll have to convince his new partner, Vince (Wood Harris), to help him. The only way to do that? By helping Vince solve the case of the “Selfie Wall Killer”.
Ryan and Vince get physical in LA’s unique workout scene after a member is murdered at the gym. Workout to kill…
When a famous food blogger is poisoned, it’s up to Ryan and Mathers to figure out who served his last meal.
Ryan and Mathers investigate a drug deal gone wrong, but don’t get too far in Los Angeles traffic. While the case slows down, their friendship is on the fast track to carpool karaoke.
In our most heavy-handed episode yet, the producers try to milk viewership out of cameos by various YouTube stars (that no one over the age of 25 has ever heard of) by shooting the episode at the 1600 Vine building — home to the internet’s elite. And also, there’s a murder!
Ryan channels his inner Michael Douglas when six people are killed in an escape room and a Hollywood director becomes the prime suspect. It's just like Basic Instinct. Without the sex. Or Sharon Stone. Or anything remotely related to Basic Instinct.
Ryan fully stresses about his upcoming Hamilton audition as he and Mathers must go undercover at an actor’s showcase to solve a perplexing double-homicide. It’s a pretty legit episode.
Ryan and Mathers meet cute and totally solve their first murder together. Hijinks never ensue. Also: Jon Cryer, folks.