Exclusive: E! Cancels Ryan Lochte Reality Series

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What Would Ryan Lochte Do CancelledHere’s what Ryan Lochte shouldn’t do: Give up his day job.

E! has pulled the plug on the Olympian swimmer’s reality series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? after one season, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

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An E! rep declined to comment. An insider at the network, meanwhile, tells us they hope to work with Lochte again in the future.

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WWRLD? received a huge marketing push when it debuted last April, but visibility didn’t translate into ratings. The premiere drew an underwhelming 800K viewers, and the audience dropped precipitously with each episode. The May 27 finale drew just over 300K viewers.

Comments (18)

  • JEAH!

    Comment by Elly – September 19, 2013 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This was probably his reaction too, until someone explained it to him! LMFAO

      Comment by zigzagzoey – September 19, 2013 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I did not know this was a thing.

    Comment by James – September 19, 2013 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t be any worse than any Kardashian show that E! is always pimping.

    Comment by Georgia adman – September 19, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t Joe McHale pretty much give this away on The Soup last week? No matter the show looked awful.

    Comment by Mark – September 19, 2013 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awwwww man, I was going to watch the first season and now this

    I don’t care.

    Comment by Bender – September 19, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So long douche bag. Your 15 minutes are up.

    Comment by Dav – September 19, 2013 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No one saw that coming! What was E thinking?

    Comment by Chablis – September 19, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good riddance

    Comment by Flacco Kaepernick – September 19, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad it’s gone. I always thought it was an odd premise to remake the Anna Nicole show with a male.

    Comment by Jo – September 19, 2013 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha ha. Is anyone surprised? I wonder why anyone even thought it would be hit? Why every semi-famous D-list believes that reality show about their life will super successful? You could understand that Ryan’s 15 minutes of fame will end up when Olympics will end. He was everywhere during Olympics. Everyone wanted to hear his thought about it. And then they ended and he had nothing to “promote” Of course he will vanish from media and people will forget about him.

    Also he is pretty idiot. And everyone laughs at how stupid he is. BUt he is also very boring. I can’t imagine how people could watch his show, You could see it even in previews that it will be boring.

    Comment by St – September 19, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dude is good looking and has a great body, but he barely manage a complete sentence. I remember laughing after he had a guest spot on some network show. He complained that it was really hard trying to talk and “do movements” at the same time.

    Comment by Jeffrey G – September 19, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too much of a doofus even for E!!

    Comment by HAP – September 19, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had completely forgotten about this until now. Whoops!

    Comment by james – September 19, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good god, he is one ugly dude.

    Comment by RJ – September 20, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The reason this show was awful and was consequently cancelled has nothing to do with Ryan as a person and everything to do with the way his media portrayed him. The “douchey” and straight public image sells better to women than the reality (that he’s sweet and gayer than a unicorn sliding down a rainbow) does. To anybody who actually watched the show and knows anything about pre-London 2012 Ryan, a solid 90% of that show was a lie. So instead of rambling on and on about the intelligence of someone you know nothing about, how about you question the media being handed to you and realize that the only “douchebags” in the situation were the ones who produced this horrendous excuse for a TV show.

    Comment by Anonymous – September 21, 2013 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well….Ryan went along with it. He has free will and exercised it. He’s a ham, and thought he had enough in him to pull off a reality show. He was terribly and embarrassingly wrong.

      Comment by JML808 – December 27, 2013 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TMZ has just reported that the show was NOT canceled and that it will be revamped and renamed in Season 2 to “Who Would Do Ryan Lochte?” Kris Humphries makes a surprise appearance in the season premiere.

    Comment by Papi – January 4, 2014 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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