11-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte, has finally gotten his own reality show on E!, the entertainment channel, famous for shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians according to Deadline Hollywood. Suzanne Kolb, E! Entertainment president, made the news public during the TCA press tour.
What’s this series going to be called?
What would Ryan Lochte Do?
The series will follow the swimmer on a first-person tour of the world through Lochte’s eyes. Kolb said the E! executives had a lot cooked up for the Olympic champion and they couldn’t wait to share it with their audience.
Lochte debuted on E! News as a Fashion Week correspondent, and it’s reported that “talks about the series” had been ongoing since that TV appearence. Lochte attended the 2012 Golden Goggles with a film crew in tow. When asked about the production team, Lochte was slightly cryptic:
“We’re shooting footage for a reality show, but not one that’s negaitve. We’re focusing on the positive side of life… We don’t have distribution, but…I’m pretty sure we’ll get someone to pick the show up.”
That someone is clearly E!
Lochte has made the rounds in Hollywood since his 2012 London Olympic performance doing cameos on 90210 and 30 Rock, however, he has always maintained that competitive swimming through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is his first priority.