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Scoop: Veronica Mars' Ryan Hansen to Romance Kate Walsh in Bad Judge

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Kate Walsh is getting some Dick Casablancas.

Ryan Hansen has joined the cast of Walsh’s new NBC comedy Bad Judge as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

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The Veronica Mars vet will play Gary, a psychiatrist who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Walsh’s hard-living, sexually unapologetic judge, Rebecca.

Hansen — who is set to reprise his role of Dick C in the CW’s upcoming web-based Veronica Mars spin-off — replaces Bones‘ Mather Zickel, who portrayed Gary in the pilot but left the project for creative reasons.

Bad Judge premieres Thursday, Oct. 2 on NBC.