Current approximate level of fame: Jeanne Tripplehorn
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Veronica: Reese Witherspoon
Name: Chris Lowell
Occupation: Actor; beach attraction
Non-Veronica Experience: 2 movies; a little TV
Assessment: Lowell got the worst assignment Veronica had to offer: playing the guy Veronica moved on with after Logan. This earned him substantial audience enmity, so it's a good thing that he's going from this directly to Private Practice, the Grey's Anatomy spin-off that's already featured him with his shirt off and made it clear that he's not going to be The Other Nerd on that show like he was here. He's good-looking, he's very young, and now that he's cleared the very weird Life As We Know It from most people's memories (remember? Teen erotica?), his immediate future seems bright.
Assets: "Discovered playing beach volleyball" = "probably not ugly."
Liabilities: It also = "probably not originally chosen on the basis of talent."
Current approximate level of fame: Teddy Dunn
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Veronica: Gabrielle Reece
Name: Ryan Hansen
Occupation: Actor; activist
Non-Veronica Experience: 3 movies; a pop-in on America's Next Top Model
Assessment: We don't know if it's the character or the actor that makes us a little indifferent to the fate of Dick Casablancas. He had his comedy moments, mostly courtesy of the writing staff, but Ryan Hansen's resumé includes not only episodes of That's So Raven, but also The Cutting Edge 2: Going For The Gold, a project that karma seems to demand will doom everyone involved. (Look, Stepfanie Kramer FROM HUNTER took over the Moira Kelly role; need we say more?) We like that he's apparently the guy who got the show interested in the Invisible Children movement, but "Blond Douche" is not exactly the toughest role to fill in the Hollywood firmament, and we're thinking Hansen may have played his hand to the best of his ability with Dick. So to speak.
Assets: Maybe "Blond Douche" is harder than it looks. In fact, it would almost have to be.
Liabilities: He originally wanted the role of Duncan, which he lost to Teddy Dunn. TEDDY DUNN. Who's made of Play-Doh. Are you feeling us here?