Kate Walsh has a new on-screen lover — and he's a lot younger than Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, and Taye Diggs!


TVLine reports that Ryan Hansen has joined the cast of Kate Walsh's new NBC sitcom, Bad Judge, as Gary — a psychiatrist who occasionally hooks up with her character, Rebecca. (He replaces Bones actor Mather Zickel in the part.)

As we've gleefully reported before, Kate's titular bad judge is a woman whose partying and boozing know no bounds when she's not behind the bench — until, that is, she becomes the caretaker for a boy whose parents she incarcerated. Sounds like a great role for the Actress Formerly Known as Addison!

And we're happy to have Ryan aboard. We Veronica Mars fans adore the 33-year-old California native for his role as Dick Casablancas, the rich white d-bag with not a lot of smarts but a whole ton of wit.

Ryan also regular roles on comedies Party Down and Friends With Benefits, and he recently recurred on 2 Broke Girls. Funnily enough, his last series regular gig was on the short-lived sitcom Bad Teacher.

Now all we need is for Ryan to get his former Mars co-stars on Bad Judge!

Source: TVLine

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