It's a rough week to be Ryan Lochte.
In a recent interview with E! Online, the Olympian said he turned down offers to appear on The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. "I was like, 'Why don't I just have my own reality TV show, and just put it all in there myself?' Do it my own way."
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However, ABC executive Robert Mills, who oversees development and production of reality programming such as The Bachelor, quickly rebuffed Lochte's claim. "Uhhh...you were never offered Bachelor," he wrote on Twitter Tuesday shortly after the interview was posted.
All together now: Jeah! Ryan Lochte will be back on your TV screens Sunday — sometimes in a Speedo, sometimes not — with his E! reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? (10/9c).
The eight-episode series follows the 11-time Olympic medalist as he searches for his one true love ("Maybe there's something wrong with me," he says in one episode), parties with his friends, hangs out with his family, attempts to launch a fashion line, competes in swimming meets and trains for the 2016 Rio Olympics in his home base of...
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is diving headfirst into the reality TV world. After playing himself on 90210 and 30 Rock last year, Lochte will star in his own reality series premiering this April on E!, the cable channel announced Monday at the winter TV previews.
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Monday, Nov. 5
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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying. (Episode pre-empted from last week because of Hurricane Sandy.)
Several New York-based late-night shows canceled their Monday tapings as the East Coast braced for Hurricane Sandy.
The Daily Show and Colbert Report, both of which film in front of a live audience, axed their Monday programs, according to Deadline, as did Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was to...