Ryan Lochte is getting a reality TV show

The Olympian who gained attention for his catchphrase "Jeah!" is about to be a TV personality

By Prachi Gupta
Published January 8, 2013 9:14PM (UTC)
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It was only a matter of time before budding television star and grill-sporting Olympic gold medal-winner Ryan Lochte got his own reality TV show.  Called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?,” the six-episode E! series will follow the swimmer around as he prepares for the 2016 Olympics, starts his own fashion line and searches for a girlfriend.

Lochte, who won five medals in the London Olympics, quickly earned a sort of "bro king" status based on his predilection for one-night stands, repeated use of a fratty-sounding phrase "Jeah!" and an expansive shoe collection. E! Entertainment president Suzanne Kolb said, “He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun. Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him.” The show will focus on Lochte and family members, including his mother, older married sisters, younger brother, his nephews and and his roommate. It premieres in April.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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