Party Down’s Ryan Hansen goes from Bad Teacher to Bad Judge

Party Down’s Ryan Hansen goes from Bad Teacher to Bad Judge

According to Deadline, Party Down’s Ryan Hansen has officially joined NBC’s law-themed comedy Bad Judge. He’s going to play Gary Boyd, a character that is described as “a hacky-sack playing psychiatrist who makes all his money as an expert witness in the court system.” He’s also the “on-again, off-again sex buddy” of Kate Walsh’s Rebecca Wright, the “bad judge” from the title. In other words, Hansen is going to play a character pretty similar to all of the others that he has played, except this time he’s a successful psychiatrist.

Hansen recently appeared on CBS’ Bad Teacher—presumably as another hacky sack-playing sex buddy, because c’mon—which seems to suggest that he has entered a new phase in his career where he’ll only appear in things that fit this “Bad ____” naming convention. Maybe his next show can be a police procedural-themed comedy called Bad Cop. Then he can star in a goofy Disney Channel show about talking animals called Bad Dog. After that, he could do an Anchorman-style parody called Bad News. Maybe by then he’ll be able to appear in a remake of the Michael Bay classic Bad Boys. Finally—in what will become his defining role—he’ll star in Bad Joke, a dramatization of this very Newswire post.

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