Another Olympian Finds His Way to a TV Series -- This Time It's '90210' THR
Following news that heavy-medal swimmer Michael Phelps has landed a TV job, as we reported Monday, news broke today that one of his teammates on the U.S. swim team -- rival gold medalist Ryan Lochte -- will also be following up on his star turn at the London Olympics with another appearance on the small screen.
Lochte, whose lifetime tally of 11 Olympic medals would put almost any else’s haul -- except Phelps’ -- to shame, has slated a guest appearance on the Oct. 29 episode of the CW’s "90210," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement, executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said: "When we found out Ryan Lochte was going to be in town and might appear on '90210,' we felt like we'd won a gold medal! Team USA are all-stars in our book, and we're so excited he's making an appearance on the show. We only wish the episode was a surf event so we could have gotten him in the water, but he deserves a little rest on dry land.”
In the episode, Lochte appears in a scene at a resort where the characters of Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) are staying.
Lochte is a hot commodity since the London Games, and is said to be fielding offers from a variety of reality shows. He has been rumored as a future contestant on both "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars," among others.