Television Director


Hans van Riet is an award winning television director with nearly three decades of experience that is as wide ranging as the markets in which he has directed. Hans started his career in the Netherlands during the birth of reality programming. Working in the rich diverse culture of the Netherlands helped shape his unique approaches to common formats. It is that background that was inspirational in the style of directing and work ethic that drives Hans’ success here in the states.

Hans van Riet in control room
Hans van Riet in control room.

Game Shows

Whether it's the fast paced, shot in real time, 20 camera game show Cha$e for Syfy Channel or the reboot of the iconic Nickelodeon game show Double Dare, Hans’ game show expertise allows for endless possibilities, ideas and creativity.

Double Dares
I LOVE working with this guy!

Concerts & Specials

From the first ever 3D live broadcast of the New Year’s Day family favorite, the Tournament of Roses Parade to world renowned superstars like Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, Julio Iglesias, and The Gipsy Kings, Hans has directed a wide variety of concerts and specials.

Tori Kelly unplugged in'3x5 Live
Tori Kelly unplugged in 3x5 Live.


Hans’ experience in unscripted reality ranges from massive productions like the long running CBS hit show The Amazing Race for which Hans directed the inaugural season to live cable network productions like Opposite Worlds.

Hans van Riet (director), Luke Tipple (host) and Curtis Colden (EP)
With host Luke Tipple and EP Curtis Colden at Opposite Worlds.