What Would Ryan Lochte Do Not Renewed For Season 2

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 12

September 19th, 2013 Industry, News

Breaking the news that I think most of us presumed by now, E! has decided not to renew Ryan Lochte’s tv show “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” according to several news outlets, including the Hollywood Reporter. E! did say, however, that they were interested in working with Lochte in the future on other projects.

The show began with decent numbers at the premier, but never gained any momentum to average 444,000 viewers.

The show revolved around Lochte, his group of close friends that he called the “Lochterage,” and the dry-side of his celebrity. There were a few scenes of him swimming, including some shots at the Orlando Grand Prix and Lochte informing his viewers that “if you’re going to be a man at night you have to be a man in the morning.”

Lochte’s planned to branch out a bit in the coming year from his long-time training ground in Gainesville. It seems that no firm plans have been set (he’s made a cryptic Tweet on the topic of perhaps not going to Australia as he’d originally announced), but Gregg Troy will continue to be his head coach and overall mastermind of Lochte’s training.

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10 years ago


10 years ago

Some of the best news I’ve heard all week.

Reply to  coacherik
10 years ago

I agree.

The sad reality seems to be that outside of swimming, Ryan IS kinda naive (or “dumb”) and also likes to drink heavily and often. When he repeatedly said the show was about who he is, he wasn’t lying.

Sounds very rude and disrespectful, but it is the truth. Came right from the horse’s mouth…Nothing I’d be proud of, but Ryan’s all about being himself.

10 years ago

People love to watch swimming. Swimming is one of the best watched sports of the Olympics.
Problem is that it is only showcased by Network TV every 4 years.
These Duels in the Pool, Fastest Man in Texas, and a few other meets may help to bridge the gap in coverage.
There is nothing more exciting than a 50 Free or even the 100’s. In Europe you can still swim the 50’s of all the events and even the 100 IM is offered in Short Course.I love swimming but have a hard time watching a mile or even a 500.Ryan can bring a lot of attention to the sport.
These Reality shows are very orchestrated and… Read more »

cynthia curran
10 years ago

I hoped they gave him have decent money, swimmers get nothing since its a sport that lots of people participate in but few like to watched it.

10 years ago

good, it was kind of a mess to be honest. It did not cast him nor most of his friends in a good light. Now Lochte can get back to training and competing etc.

10 years ago

Let’s all pray that Ryan has learned a few things from this experience. Even though it seems highly unlikely.

Sean S
10 years ago

I think the best part of this is that he gets to really focus on his swimming again, he ended up doing quite well this year considering how inconsistent his training between the show and it being a post Olympic year. I’m excited to see what can happen as he begins to specialize a little more and gets more consistent with his training.

Reply to  Sean S
10 years ago

Not Being harsh.. but you looke like you are talking of a 20 year old swimmer that is getting the grip right now.. and that is not the situation.. he needs to specialize not to get better.. but to keep going.. 200 free is over for him.. 100 fly is a tough one.. but if he drops 200 free he can do that.. 200 IM and 200 back are his best chances.. taking 400 IM back might seem tempting but would backfire probably..

10 years ago

I’m not really surprised by this. The show was entertaining, but got really dull after maybe the third of fourth episode. Ryan’s biggest problem was that he made himself look like completely dumb. Granted, the man has a college education, but come on. It was horrible at times watch him look directly into the camera. I would like to see one about Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin. That might be interesting.

Dora Perdomo
Reply to  Jarrettbrown
10 years ago

I totally agree with you, it would be interesting to see Nathan A. and Anthony E. even Natalie C., but these guys something that makes more is admired and keep a low profile… Moreover INGA also agree with DENNIS BATEMAN. When you say that there is nothing more exciting than watching the swimming competitions, really should give more support and coverage to the different skills that develop during the year and learn more about the swimmers in the real environment.

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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