Ryan Lochte is the latest semi-celeb getting his own reality series, this time on the E! network. (WHAT?! It's NOT on Bravo?) You might have seen a few trailers and TV promos here and there for the presumably idiotic affair, but if you're looking for more reasons to hate the idea, you need to watch this footage of these FOX affiliate anchors interviewing the Olympian. ...Even they can't keep it together.
Even though the news cycle has folded thousands of times since the 2012 London Olympics, the name Ryan Lochte still commands quite a bit of recognition, as the US gold medalist for swimming. Back then plenty of buzz surrounded Lochte, not only for his party boy persona, but for the various reality series offers floating his way. Now, all of America can sit back and relax, as a deal has finally come to fruition with E!. But how soon can you ask yourself, 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?'
Kids, it just goes to show you. There's no need to bother with all that pesky education and general preparedness, when all you have to do to achieve international recognition and TV fame is to win a couple of measly gold medals. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is the latest to meet such standards, making a splash in the final season of '30 Rock,' but who will the notorious athlete portray?
Well, we all knew this was coming. Whether or not you followed the 2012 Olympics, or merely tuned in to see the Spice Girls' glorious reunion, chances are you've heard the name Ryan Lochte floating about. Not only has the Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer set his sights on the reality TV circuit, now it seems like he's paddling his way toward scripted television as well. And what groundbreaking drama has the media sensation going for the gold? Why, The CW's reboot of '90210,' of course! Joy.
Without question, gymnast Gabby Douglas is the breakout US star of the Olympic Games, which are drawing to a close this weekend. But the American athlete most want to poke fun at – for assorted reasons – appears to be swimmer Ryan Lochte. Maybe it’s his confidence (bordering on arrogance)? Maybe it’s because he’s Michael Phelps’ natural rival? No matter the reason, folks like to see Lochte on the receiving end of a joke, including good 'ole Patrick Stewart.
Now, there isn't necessarily a correlation between those tuning into the 2012 Olympics, and those who watch reality TV, but it's no secret that the more public attention one attracts the more likely people are going to try every means of capitalizing on their fame. Gold Medal-winning swimmer (and admitted pool-peer) Ryan Lochte has certainly attracted his fair share of attention outside of his athletic prowess, so might the Olympian next take on the world of reality TV?