The BEST episodes of Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

Every episode of Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television!

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.

Last Updated: 2/3/2023Network:YouTube Premium
Execution Dependent
11 votes

#1 - Execution Dependent

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/30/2019

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!

Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen
24 votes

#2 - Joel McHale Is: Ryan Hansen

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/2017

When the show’s ratings take a dip, Ryan must solve the biggest crime of all: his being recast by Joel McHale.

The Rye Chromosome
11 votes

#3 - The Rye Chromosome

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/2019

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!

Eight is the New Se7en
15 votes

#4 - Eight is the New Se7en

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2017

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.

For Your Inconsideration
11 votes

#5 - For Your Inconsideration

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/30/2019

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.

The Ry Guy Goes to Jail
12 votes

#6 - The Ry Guy Goes to Jail

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/30/2019

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....

19 votes

#7 - Freezed

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/2017

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.

The Office Party
12 votes

#8 - The Office Party

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/30/2019

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!

14 votes

#9 - Revival

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/30/2019

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”.

I’m Sorry, She “Class” passed
10 votes

#10 - I’m Sorry, She “Class” passed

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2019

Ryan and Vince get physical in LA’s unique workout scene after a member is murdered at the gym. Workout to kill…

Hungry for Justice
21 votes

#11 - Hungry for Justice

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2017

When a famous food blogger is poisoned, it’s up to Ryan and Mathers to figure out who served his last meal.

Trafficking and the Traffic King
21 votes

#12 - Trafficking and the Traffic King

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2017

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.

Like and Subscribe
11 votes

#13 - Like and Subscribe

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/30/2019

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!

Escape Room Escapades
18 votes

#14 - Escape Room Escapades

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2017

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.

Jane D'Oh!
28 votes

#15 - Jane D'Oh!

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/25/2017

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.

43 votes

#16 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/25/2017

Ryan and Mathers meet cute and totally solve their first murder together. Hijinks never ensue. Also: Jon Cryer, folks.

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